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So I just signed up and got everything started, hope I did it right so OCN gets credit. I was supposed to put all that data in teh "Manual Client Configuration" box, right? And leave the automatic box unchecked?

My first time ever folding. I have a couple ?'s ... kinda clueless here ...

Does only completed WU's actually 'count' for anything?
Yes, only when you complete a working unit the client will upload it to Stanford and you will get credit in return.

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Is it normal for one GPU to be doing like 2000 higher PPD than the other even though they are the same gpu and clocks? The two projects are labeled 6806 and 6805.
Usually the PPD will differ even with the same GPU at the same clocks. 2000 PPD is a lot though. I only see those differences if one of the GPUs picked up a "bad" WU. IIRC the ones worth 1280 points give my GTX 470 @ 750 core about 13k PPD while the 1348 and 9xx (don't recall the exact number) give me about 15-16k PPD. It could be that your GPUs picked up different WUs


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Let me also say ... folding in Arizona in teh summer (it was like 100F here today) is really not the best time for it. May not be able to stand the heat cause MAN is my room heating up right now ... but I'll contribute when I can in the next week

And what's bigadv that everyone mentions?
bigadvs are large working units which are worth a lot of credit although they take quite a while to complete. I would only advise folding them if you plan to fold 24/7 otherwise you might not finish it in time

EDIT:

A screenshot would be nice.
Edited by TheBlademaster01 - 5/8/11 at 1:49am
post #3962 of 8460
My first WU for the SMP just dropped.
Does this look ok?

    
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This is just nuts look at how many points we have almost triple anyone else....GRRR.
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Cool, thanks all.

So ... can WU's be resumed after a restart or you have to do whole WU's right then and there otherwise don't bother starting when you only have 1/2 hour or something to fold?

How long do the CPU WU's end up taking w/an i7 using 4 cores at 4.0GHz-ish?
    
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Yes the WUs will start where ever you left off.

Depends on the WU, bout an hour for a normal one.
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Whoo okay, just sent my screenie!
    
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Sent my screeny earlier. Glad to be a participant. :3
     
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That reminds me I should check my email.
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With each update it seems as if we're losing more ground for the 1st place in points.
Edited by LOL_Wut_Axel - 5/8/11 at 2:14am
    
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Cool, thanks all.

So ... can WU's be resumed after a restart or you have to do whole WU's right then and there otherwise don't bother starting when you only have 1/2 hour or something to fold?

How long do the CPU WU's end up taking w/an i7 using 4 cores at 4.0GHz-ish?
CPU WUs will degrade in credit the longer you wait until uploading it (as will your PPD for that particular WU). It's best if you finish the CPU WUs before shutting down. When I expect that the WU I'm folding will be the last of the day, I just add the flag -oneunit or enable the option in GPU Tracker to stop after completing the WU on SMP. As for GPUs, it doesn't really matter. You can stop folding anytime.

Also, I should note that folding on 2 GPUs craps the PPD of your CPU. I stopped folding on my second 470. I got 49k total with all of my parts folding, 44k with my 470 and 2600K and 39k with only my 2600K. You should check what gives you the best PPD.
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