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AMD Phenom x6 PPD?

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by enigmo, 11 May 2011.

  1. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    Morning all,
    Anyone have any idea how many ppd I could expect from a Phenom II 1090T @stock (3.2GHz)? It's been a few years since I'd considered an AMD rig, but six cores and decent PPD could persuade :)
     
  2. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    Actually, scratch that. If it can't do bigadv then it's another pointless upgrade.
     
  3. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    8000 - 10000 PPD
     
  4. Haphestus

    Haphestus ....the folding under dog

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    cant you OC it and run Bigadv?
     
  5. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    -bigadv requires 8 cores (real or virtual), regardless of their speed.
     
  6. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    You can run bigadv on a x6.

    Just need to use VMware and have a linux image running, tell the image to provide it with 8 cores and you need around 0.5Gb of ram free per core. So 4Gb plus enough to run the linux image plus enough to run XP/7 or whatever the host is.

    It is cheating, and not supposed to be done. But it does work.
     
  7. Haphestus

    Haphestus ....the folding under dog

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    VMware for folding........now were talking!!!

    Artificial hyper threading Cheesecake!!!!

    :D
     
  8. Haphestus

    Haphestus ....the folding under dog

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    Where did cheesecake come from??
     
  9. fir3x

    fir3x fir3x

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    shhhhhh, you need a NDA on your ass lol
     
  10. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    :D

    Hopefully going to try this with my i5 2500k tonight if I have time, interested to see if it can complete the WU's in time. Should do at 4.8Ghz :p
     
  11. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    That's actually not bad. More than all my current gpu folders combined...
     
  12. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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  13. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    It is possible, you need to setup a VM image of linux (ubuntu) and force it to use 4 cores, then when in Linux you need to use Wine to run the normal 6.34 FAH.exe. You can then create a custom config file for wine to force it to run the emulation with 8 cores rather than 4/6 :p

    You will need a pretty high OC with an x6 to complete them, probably 3.6-3.8Ghz...
     
  14. coolamasta

    coolamasta Folding@Home CC Captain 2010/11/12

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    Where have you seen this done out of interest, any links?

    People with a 6 core CPU's still need to set the VM to use 4 cores, or 6?

    I didn't think this worked so I am intrigued now :geek:
     
  15. TaRkA DaHl

    TaRkA DaHl Well-Known Member

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    No links, did it myself last night lol.

    Initially I used my dual boot with Ubuntu LTS (10.04i think..) and used Wine to run the standard windows 6.34 client. You need to make a few modifications to make wine tell the program you have more cores.

    What I ended up doing was booting Win7, creating a Ubuntu VM with all 4 cores used, then used Wine to run the Windows6.34 FAH.exe file with a wee modification.

    I had a colleague that used to have to do something similar to this with an old server side program that required you had 8 cores, he only had a 4 core machine but it was quick so he managed to spoof it to run and it worked fine. Same principal here. Will grab the code and step by step stuff when home tonight if you are interested.

    You will need a pretty heavy OC with an x6 to do this, same with an i5 2500k. Probably 3.6Ghz-3.6Ghz for the x6 and 4.5Ghz for the i5 I recon.
     
  16. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    I get up to 13k PPD at 4GHz on my 1090T so 8000 - 10,000 sounds about right at stock
     
  17. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Thanks for that, may come in handy!
     

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