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RAM Swappings

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by enigmo, 21 Dec 2011.

  1. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    Quick question; if I have two machines that are otherwise identical (both i5 760 based machines), but one has 12GB RAM and the other has 4, would I get an overall PPD bump if I moved some RAM so both have 8GB? The 760 is a quad core chip so that would give all cores 2GB RAM each to play with, which I /think/ is the current bigadv rule.
     
  2. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I can't see there being much change.

    I've found that BIGADV units don't use more than a couple of Gig in total. try checking out the resources being used while you're running the BIGADV's....
     
  3. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    On the topic of bigadv units, do I need to switch off advance methods in the config to get them? I never seem to get anything other than A3 units even though my extraparms are -bigadv -smp -verbosity 9
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Bigadv [and bigbeta] units require 12 threads [soon to be 16] so you won't get any as the 760 only present 4 threads each
     
  5. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    Did it used to be 8? I was hoping I could get my 2600k on some of them, but it seems not :(
     
  6. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    I had another bit of a look around, and I don't know where I got 2GB per core from, but it appears that 0.75GB per core is the recommended amount.

    Ta all, anyway
     
  7. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    BIGADV requirement was 8. I've not seen anything upping to 12....
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I'm sure the requirement for some [but maybe not all] bigadv/bigbeta WUs was upped to 12, hence a lot of people going for 970s and above
     
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    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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