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Newbie to folding

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by murraynt, 22 Jan 2011.

  1. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Hey guys. i want to start folding. I have the standard client installed at the moment but it is kind of hopeless.
    I want to fold with my 2500K and 275GTX. Can i use both at once? What clients do I install?
    Sorry if these questions sound completely stupid (I'm sure after a while i will be able to advise people on these sort of things).
    Is there a thread already dedicate to this? I thought there would be a sticky.
    Niall.
     
  2. paddi70

    paddi70 What's a Dremel?

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    Hi, and welcome. This is a good place to be for folding and info of all sorts. You can use both at once, and should the GPU should not have a great impact on you CPUs folding.

    Use the following clients:

    CPU - SMP2 follow all instruction, you will need a pass key, and for the it run ten times before you get the big adv points. Thats an awesome CPU :) and will give you some good results.

    GPU - 6.23, as you have not got a Fermi card, so these work best.

    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadWinOther

    To monitor both use HMF:

    http://code.google.com/p/hfm-net/

    Instruction on setting up, are everywhere, but I found here good and simple to under stand for SMP:

    http://fahwiki.net/index.php/How_do_I_install_the_SMP_Console_client_in_Windows_7?

    I'm guessing your GPU is working fine.

    Again welcome, and I'm sure others will be along to say hi and give their own take on it all.
     
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  3. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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  4. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    Welcome to the team, I hope you have lots of fun.

    As paddi70 says there are lots of instructions available including those on the other clients download page linked in his post.

    If you have specific issues help is at hand here. :thumb:
     
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  5. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Thanks for all the help guys the cpu is up and running. I will start the GPU one aswell.
     
  6. cdb

    cdb No comment

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    Will a 2500K complete a bigadv in time? It's only 4 threads isn't it?
     
  7. paddi70

    paddi70 What's a Dremel?

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    Your right, my bad, sorry Murrynt, I didn't realize they were 4 core, even with your OC it would struggle to make the correct TPF and in turn miss deadline.

    Be worth seeing what it produces mind.

    Cheers cdb
     
  8. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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  9. StreetSam

    StreetSam Minimodder

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    Now I know nothing about Sandybridge CPUs, but doesn't a 2500k have four cores, so no BigAdv. But a 2600k has four cores with HT so it will do BigAdv.
     
  10. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    Welcome to the team :)
     
  11. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    what is the passkey is it the team number ???
     
  12. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Modder

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    Yay, new folder!
     
  13. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    No, the passkey is uniquely linked to your account. You have to request it from Stanford. See this page.
     
  14. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Ah yes that explains it. I'm going to run the standard SMP client now.
    One or two more questions.
    I have my SMP client in my documents and my GPU one in downloads. Should i move both to the same folder?
    I'm using a passkey for my SMP client should i be using one for my GPU aswell?
    I am saving the finished data every 4min, is this ok?
    And finally if i wanted to run my GPU and 95% just to give it some headroom do i have to create a shortcut for the GPU client and add -configure or can i just add in on after the .exe program.
    Thanks guys.
    Last edit: My CPU is at 4.3ghz and the 275GTx at stock (Hopefully i will bring this 2500k up above the 4.6ghz mark) It's getting a PPD of a tad over 20000,is this respectable?
     
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  15. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Only other thing you might wanna do is put your folding stats in your sig. Check out the sticky in the folding forum. I reckon a 2500k @ 4.3 would do about 20k a day and the 275 around 7 or 8k? Dont know what hit folding on the gfx card will have on your cpu ppd tho.
     
  16. murraynt

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    According to F@H.NET my 2500K is only getting around the region of 10-11k now. :sigh:
     
  17. MrGumby

    MrGumby CPC 464 User

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    Try folding on just the cpu first. I use HFM to monitor my ppd. Also have you returned 10 WUs yet? You then start getting the bonus points.
     

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