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Want to start folding, but dont know how

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by n3x_uk_pl, 7 Dec 2010.

  1. n3x_uk_pl

    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    hello
    i want to start folding but ive got really small knowlage about this.
    My pc spec:
    q6600 - 2,4ghz @ 3,8 ghz
    2x Nvidia 8800gtx
    4gb ddr2 (1125mhz)
    now im folding on PS3
    What clients should i use?
    i want to fold on cpu and those 2 gpus
    i dont like console view i rather want to see progess in somekind of bars or smth

    pls help

    thanks
     
  2. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    SMP client on the Q6600
    GPU client on both 9900GTX's

    Use hfm to monitor the clients.

    I'll try & post some guides once I get home (or search for the guides I wrote on the main bit-tech site)
     
  3. n3x_uk_pl

    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    would be very nice if u r able to post some guides which r explaing what excactly use and how
     
  4. Xye

    Xye New Member

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    This is the Best thing I have found. It is so simple.

    http://fahtracker.com/

    You shouldn't need help to set it up. It even has a setting to force G80 cores on your 8800's (if they are indeed G80's as opposed to G92's)

    Edit: And make sure you get your own passkey so you get bonus points on the SMP WU's you turn in :)
     
  5. littlepuppi

    littlepuppi Currently playing MWO and loving it

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    I think its 10 submissions b4 you get the bonus though mate, so yo uneed to be patient :)
     
  6. n3x_uk_pl

    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    i think that doesnt work good, after like 6 hours of folding progres looks like that:
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  7. Xye

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    Ah GPU3 is more for the Fermi generation of GPU's so I would advise unselecting that.

    For the CPU thats about what i would expect.
     
  8. n3x_uk_pl

    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    ok i unslelected gpu 3, i thought my pc would work much faster than that ive got just 4$ on SMP and still 0% on both gpus, and my PPDs stay on 0
     
  9. Xye

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    Yeah the 6701 projects take a long time. Takes my computer around a day to do one unit in SMP.

    Have you applied the changes to the configuration? you may have to go in and delete the Work Unit they are on now. (Stop the Client then open the client list at teh top go to the appropriate client and click delete WU)

    You may also need to click Setup at the top and then Download Projects List
     
  10. n3x_uk_pl

    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    i did as u said and now i got projects 6604 on gpus is that right 2 gpus working on the same projects?
     
  11. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    For a benchmark, so you know if there's a severe mess-up somewhere, I have an 8800GTX that typically gets 5-6k ppd and an 8800GTS on 4.5-5.5k ppd. Of course, this varies a lot with the WU, but that's about what I'd expect you to get per card.
     
  12. n3x_uk_pl

    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    i can see PPD on gpus but there is no PPD on SMP
     
  13. Xye

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    Yes. 6604's are WU's for GPU's its fine that they happen to be working on a WU that has the same Project Number.

    The SMP needs to complete a few % before it can calculate how many PPD it is producing. What else are you doing while folding? anything particulary CPU heavy?
     
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    n3x_uk_pl New Member

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    nothing heavy, just watching yt, when im playing games im switching folding off
     
  15. Xye

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    Hummm. My E8500 is only taking around 30mins per frame (TPF). Click the SMP and see what it says.
     
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    [​IMG]

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    [folding]un=n3x_uk_pl&t=35947[/folding]
     
  17. Xye

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    Yeah the it hasn't done enough work yet to calculate the TPF and hence the PPD
     
  18. n3x_uk_pl

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    well now im having problems with my PC cos is working very very slow even im not doing anything im trying to post this post and my pc seems to be very "lagy" everything appears in slow motion, soonest im stoping all clients everything is back to normal, is there any chance i can configure FAH to not to use all my prosecor?

    [folding]un=n3x_uk_pl&t=35947[/folding]
     
  19. enigmo

    enigmo Kettleboiler Extraordinaire

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    Not sure how to do it on fahtracker, but if it's absorbing too many megahurts you can config folding to only use a certain percentage of your CPU. 85% should be enough to allow you to carry on doing basic stuff without even noticing there's folding going on.
     
  20. Xye

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    I'm afraid you can't really do it as a % of the total power. You can have it only fold on three of four cores.
     

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