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My new AMD rig just quit on me a couple days ago and I'll be short of PPD for awhile while I wait for an RMA on the motherboard (I've had trouble with it all along). Still running my main rig (Intel) tho'...

 

 

Fold On!

 

 

 

 

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Watch out we're coming

 

What rigs are you using?,,,,normally.

 

Sho' I've been running the AMD FX-8120 8 core rig w/8Gb RAM and my Intel i7-2700k rig w/16Gb RAM and 2 x GTX460's. I Fold on the 460's also...

 

 

 

 

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I just stuck a pair of GTS 550's in my rigs but one of them is not producing like it should. The same rig has a Radeon HD 5700 in it and the 5700 is showing double the PPD as the 550. Very annoying. I already backed of two off the 8 cores to feed the GPU's so now I need to give it a couple more days before I make any more changes. Might have to back off two more cores and see if that is what it needs. Amazingly the 4 core rig is running the 550 full blast with nothing backed off and producing like mad. :bang:

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the 550 is in the primary slot

I've just had it in a day 1/2 so I've not gotten to testing with the 5700 off

I'll try turning off 2 more cores first since I get decent PPD out of the 5700

if that doesn't work I'll try turning off the 5700

 

good idea I had not thought of it thanks :note2:

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I've got a single Radeon 5700 on my main rig but I"m not folding with it. Is that what I need to do to increase points. Should I slect CPU/GPU from the options on setup?

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Sho' you could do that...it'll prolly take one CPU core to support the Folding on the video card...depends on the vid card.....try it and see how it does.;)

 

 

 

 

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I can answer that with 100% certainty. The Windows kernel cannot properly schedule 8 real cores in the AMD chip, whereas the Intel has 4 logical and 4 virtual. They(M$) issued a patch a while back but it didn't help much. They claim that the problem should be solved in Win8.

 

So, in short, the i7 romps the mess outta the AMD chip.

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40 to 50 million a day? think you mean thousand. :P

 

all teasing aside with that i7 i think your best option is to run 2 higher end nvidia cards to get the ppd your looking for.

 

1 cpu core tied to each card leaving 6 cores for smp folding.

 

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/04/26/best-graphics-card-for-folding/3

 

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if your looking to build a new system for folding tho, your probably better off looking at multi processor systems.

 

It depends what are you looking for: $$$/ppd, or W/ppd? Obviously for base investment, GPU folding is the way to go. But power-wise, the GPUs are real hogs... the other option is 2p /4 p rigs. This is where W/ppd is the real champ. A 2p rig with dual 6128s can produce ~90k ppd. A 4p like mine can do in excess of 500k ppd. Power consumption is ~300w for the 2p, and 525w for the 4p. There is not a GPU farm out there than can even come close to those numbers. Also add in the equation the noise and heat generated by the GPUs.

 

I used to GPU fold, and decided to invest in a 4p rig instead. Noise, power consumption and heat are all down, ppd is incredible. But it's an investment: 900$ for the board, 500$ per chip...

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardwarecanucks-f-h-team/51040-what-better-folding.html

 

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Will be down for a while have to load up everything moving to Ardmore Oklahoma. Will get things back up and folding as soon as I can.

Will leave from Oklahoma back to Kansas today and see what I can get moved.

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