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Due Date of Work Unit

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by Bonzo45, 20 Sep 2010.

  1. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    Hey All,

    I just downloaded the SMP client to fold on my main PC (in sig), and everything's working fine. However it has taken 2 hours to complete 1% of a WU, which is due in 6 days. Even if I leave my PC on 24 hours a day (which I can't) I won't be able to complete this unit in time. What can I do to get units which require less processing time?

    I'm sure I could complete work units with the SMP client before without leaving my PC on 24/7 and not using it...

    Cheers,
    Sam
     
  2. zodac

    zodac New Member

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    A Q6600 should not be taking 2hrs to complete 1%. Even my Pentium D at stock only takes 45 mins. What's the CPU usage of FahCore_a3.exe in Task Manager?
     
  3. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    Are you sure you're not running the single core client instead of the smp client - check that you have the '-smp' flag in use ..... the smp client won't run without it. If in doubt, check the SMP Guide
     
  4. Dave_Goodchild

    Dave_Goodchild Another CPC refugee

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    Yeah seems like that, as a comparison my Q6600 (overclocked to 3.6Ghz) seems to complete 1% every 8mins so somthing isn't right.
     
  5. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    The whole CPU is being used, but about 25% is being used for the GPU Client that I'm also running.

    EDIT: I'm running with SMP Enabled

    I just ran the client again and it seemed to get to 2% quicker. (from 6416 steps to 10,000 steps out of 500,000 in 7 minutes) //GPU Client Paused at the moment
     
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    SpeckleD New Member

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    I found my ETA took a nose dive when folding with the GPU client also, I had a QX9650 at 3.8Ghz at the time.
     
  7. zodac

    zodac New Member

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    Yeah, ATi GPUs will cripple SMP PPD unless the affinities are sorted. You can take a look at thsi guide and see if it helps:
    http://www.overclock.net/folding-home-guides-tutorials/718219-windows-7-use-winafc-improve-ppd.html

    Try that guide and check the PPD, then try just running the SMP client alone. If the PPD is similar, go with CPU only (less power consumption. ;)
     
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  8. Bonzo45

    Bonzo45 Ex CPC

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    Right, yeah - running the GPU client really slows the CPU client! Will check out that guide and see what happens...
     

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