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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:00 pm

I got a Gromacs core on Thursday and it's still working on it after 2 days of on and off folding. It's at 82% right now ... I hope this thing gives a crapload of points for taking this long.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:50 pm

astrotech66 wrote:I got a Gromacs core on Thursday and it's still working on it after 2 days of on and off folding. It's at 82% right now ... I hope this thing gives a crapload of points for taking this long.

Read the project number off the log or put FahMon/HFM.net on it, it will tell you. If you have not folded -bigadv, you will need to wait for 10 WUs completed in order to get a really big one. Are you folding under your name or UGN? UGN has folded the 10 WUs so you will get the fat ones right away. 3 days sounds like it, with bonus you get 60K points netting ~20K+ ppd. :o
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:19 pm

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astrotech66 wrote:I got a Gromacs core on Thursday and it's still working on it after 2 days of on and off folding. It's at 82% right now ... I hope this thing gives a crapload of points for taking this long.

Read the project number off the log or put FahMon/HFM.net on it, it will tell you. If you have not folded -bigadv, you will need to wait for 10 WUs completed in order to get a really big one. Are you folding under your name or UGN? UGN has folded the 10 WUs so you will get the fat ones right away. 3 days sounds like it, with bonus you get 60K points netting ~20K+ ppd. :o


I got close to 9000 points for it. I'm folding under my username, so I guess I've got to do nine more to get the really big ones you're talking about.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:17 pm

Holy cow ... I just turned in my tenth work unit and got over 73000 points for it. That'll bump the daily average up a bit :)
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:04 pm

68 degrees is nothing for a CPU.

I've got a 2600K running at 4.5Ghz and it's running 24x7 in the mid-60's which is very cool IMO. I've got another i7 950 running at 3.9Ghz and it's been running in the mid 80's on all cores 24x7 for a year. These things can take a beating.

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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:27 am

JPinTO wrote:68 degrees is nothing for a CPU.

I've got a 2600K running at 4.5Ghz and it's running 24x7 in the mid-60's which is very cool IMO. I've got another i7 950 running at 3.9Ghz and it's been running in the mid 80's on all cores 24x7 for a year. These things can take a beating.

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Yeah, I'm getting used to it. My 2600K runs at ~60C right now. If I can get a better heat sink, I'll bump the frequency up a bit.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:43 pm

astrotech66 wrote:
JPinTO wrote:68 degrees is nothing for a CPU.

I've got a 2600K running at 4.5Ghz and it's running 24x7 in the mid-60's which is very cool IMO. I've got another i7 950 running at 3.9Ghz and it's been running in the mid 80's on all cores 24x7 for a year. These things can take a beating.

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Yeah, I'm getting used to it. My 2600K runs at ~60C right now. If I can get a better heat sink, I'll bump the frequency up a bit.

A couple of big units done, impressive. /vader

I noticed a slight dip in your points. Perhaps this applies to you.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:25 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
astrotech66 wrote:
JPinTO wrote:68 degrees is nothing for a CPU.

I've got a 2600K running at 4.5Ghz and it's running 24x7 in the mid-60's which is very cool IMO. I've got another i7 950 running at 3.9Ghz and it's been running in the mid 80's on all cores 24x7 for a year. These things can take a beating.

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Yeah, I'm getting used to it. My 2600K runs at ~60C right now. If I can get a better heat sink, I'll bump the frequency up a bit.

A couple of big units done, impressive. /vader

I noticed a slight dip in your points. Perhaps this applies to you.


Lol, I like the Vader reference.

Thanks for the heads up. I was running the 6.30 core, so I downloaded the 6.34 core. Hopefully that will help.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:55 am

astrotech66 wrote:Thanks for the heads up. I was running the 6.30 core, so I downloaded the 6.34 core. Hopefully that will help.

Usually I remove fahcore_a3.exe as well just be sure, and let it be re-downloaded. Remember there are always 2 version numbers to think about: the client version (6.30 vs 6.34), and the actual core version. My previous A3 was like in May 2010 (something like 5.22?), after deleting the core exe it downloaded a Dec 2010 (5.27?) version now. Since you are folding -bigadv I am sure you will see FahCore_A5.exe as well.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:34 pm

It seems to be working, I'm getting all of the big units now :)
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:03 pm

astrotech66 wrote:It seems to be working, I'm getting all of the big units now :)

Hmm my i7-875K could (tested a while back before the switchover to A5) do 20K ppd. You are now doing 33K ppd. :o Decent jump but not exactly double that makes me want to ditch my current set up and buy a new one.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:20 pm

I fold, but i'm not with any specific group. no particular reason, just never knew of any. I have a q6600 and a 4890. No idea what i'm doing. I just let it run, and ignore it.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:22 pm

sweatshopking wrote:I fold, but i'm not with any specific group. no particular reason, just never knew of any. I have a q6600 and a 4890. No idea what i'm doing. I just let it run, and ignore it.


There's this really cool team I know of that you should join. It's called The Tech Report and it's number 2630.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:36 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
astrotech66 wrote:It seems to be working, I'm getting all of the big units now :)

Hmm my i7-875K could (tested a while back before the switchover to A5) do 20K ppd. You are now doing 33K ppd. :o Decent jump but not exactly double that makes me want to ditch my current set up and buy a new one.


With my latest unit submission, I'm up to 42K ppd, which is almost double your output. But I have a PS3 that's folding as well, which does around 1K ppd.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:37 am

astrotech66 wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:I fold, but i'm not with any specific group. no particular reason, just never knew of any. I have a q6600 and a 4890. No idea what i'm doing. I just let it run, and ignore it.


There's this really cool team I know of that you should join. It's called The Tech Report and it's number 2630.

Yah, i joined. it'll probably only be another couple of weeks before these guys ban me, but i'll fold here until then.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:44 am

sweatshopking wrote:Yah, i joined. it'll probably only be another couple of weeks before these guys ban me, but i'll fold here until then.

Stop trolling and behave then nobody will want to ban you? :P
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:16 am

Flying Fox wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:Yah, i joined. it'll probably only be another couple of weeks before these guys ban me, but i'll fold here until then.

Stop trolling and behave then nobody will want to ban you? :P


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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:09 pm

Flying Fox wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:Yah, i joined. it'll probably only be another couple of weeks before these guys ban me, but i'll fold here until then.
Stop trolling and behave then nobody will want to ban you? :P
Flying Fox is on point! :D
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:01 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Flying Fox wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:Yah, i joined. it'll probably only be another couple of weeks before these guys ban me, but i'll fold here until then.
Stop trolling and behave then nobody will want to ban you? :P
Flying Fox is on point! :D


You're just jealous.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 12:24 pm

I was having some reboots, so I set my i2600k multiplier back down to 43 (it was at 45) and that seems to have fixed the issue. My temps stay around 61C or lower for all the cores now. They were getting up to 65 or 66C, maybe higher, and that's when I was getting reboots.

Anyway, I was wondering, can I run the GPU client at the same time I'm running the SMP client? I have a Radeon HD 6870 that could be contributing if I can run both.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 12:27 pm

astrotech66 wrote:I was having some reboots, so I set my i2600k multiplier back down to 43 (it was at 45) and that seems to have fixed the issue. My temps stay around 61C or lower for all the cores now. They were getting up to 65 or 66C, maybe higher, and that's when I was getting reboots.

Anyway, I was wondering, can I run the GPU client at the same time I'm running the SMP client? I have a Radeon HD 6870 that could be contributing if I can run both.


You sure can. I think the ATI client might require 1 CPU core still though...? Someone correct me if wrong there. So depending on the output it may or may not be worth it. I'll check the new V7 beta client about that as well as the new ATI GPU client and get back to you.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 4:51 pm

DancinJack wrote:
astrotech66 wrote:Anyway, I was wondering, can I run the GPU client at the same time I'm running the SMP client? I have a Radeon HD 6870 that could be contributing if I can run both.


You sure can. I think the ATI client might require 1 CPU core still though...? Someone correct me if wrong there. So depending on the output it may or may not be worth it. I'll check the new V7 beta client about that as well as the new ATI GPU client and get back to you.


Cool, thanks. I was running the GPU client before I started the SMP and I remember adding something to the registry so that it wouldn't use CPU cycles, but I'd have to search around to find exactly what it was since my memory of it is vague.
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Tue May 03, 2011 5:50 pm

I added a 8800gt to my 4890 today. Wanted to run physx in batman, and so am now running hybrid GPU. anyway, you guys know if it's possible to use both in folding?
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Re: The Downward Spiral

Postposted on Wed May 04, 2011 12:05 am

astrotech66 wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
astrotech66 wrote:Anyway, I was wondering, can I run the GPU client at the same time I'm running the SMP client? I have a Radeon HD 6870 that could be contributing if I can run both.


You sure can. I think the ATI client might require 1 CPU core still though...? Someone correct me if wrong there. So depending on the output it may or may not be worth it. I'll check the new V7 beta client about that as well as the new ATI GPU client and get back to you.


Cool, thanks. I was running the GPU client before I started the SMP and I remember adding something to the registry so that it wouldn't use CPU cycles, but I'd have to search around to find exactly what it was since my memory of it is vague.

Safest to do is to do -smp 7 for the SMP client leaving 1 core for the GPU. You can try let them fight over the last core or do 7+1 and see which one turns out more points.

sweatshopking wrote:I added a 8800gt to my 4890 today. Wanted to run physx in batman, and so am now running hybrid GPU. anyway, you guys know if it's possible to use both in folding?
That may be dicey and may need some hackery to work. If you can figure it out let us know.
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