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stoanee

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My ppd has been down to 8000+- after sitting at 11,000 for a long time. Not sure what is dragging it down, time to install another VMWare folding client on each of my quads and bump ppd back up!
 

Nademon

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Maybe someone can help me out. The second rig in my sig with the 2 9800GX2's has been folding stable on all four gpu's. On average I'm getting ~18000 PPD. It's fed by an E3110 and the cpu usage seems minimal at most. As soon as I try to run an smp client on the CPU or even a VMware client, the PPD on my GPU's plummets to unbelievably low levels (4500PPD per gpu down to the 1500PPD range).

For the smp, I've tried lowering the cpu usage to as low as 70 percent and changed the priority to low and the GPU clients to Normal. This still does not prevent the GPU PPD from plummeting. Tried the same thing with VMware and the PPD again plummets on all the GPU's. I made sure the priority on the GPU's was set higher than the CPU client.

SO my question is this...is running 2 GX2's with and E3110 as much as the rig can handle? Are the demands of the 4 GPU's that high on the CPU? I'm just confused because the most I see the CPU being utilized, if only for a fraction of a second is 25-30%. Just thought someone might be able to shed some light on it. I'm having similar issues with my dual 8800GTS 512's on an E5200..big time GPU PPD drop, but oddly only on one of the 8800GTS's. This happens with both smp and VMware also.

Is it possibly a dual core vs quad core thing? I'm running a single VMware client on my main rig with a 4870x2 folding on both cores with absolutely no PPD drop on GPU clients. Strange cause the ATI card demands much more CPU time.

Thanks in advance.
 

sswilson

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I'm only running single cards, but I found I had to leave 1 core solely for the GPU when running rosetta or my PPD really took a hit.
 

Alwaysrun

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Grats goes out to 3.0Charlie for reaching 4 million points and later today sswilson will crest the 3 million point mark. Great work guys, your both a great inspiration to the entire team and you've both been great help to everyone with your knowledgable friendly help. :clap:
 

Soultribunal

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:ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

LOL, I think sswilson can feel the Teammates sneaking up on him!!!

All in all, our team is doing an amazing Job right now!
Grats to all!!

I said it once in a previous post but I echo Alwaysrun on this.
Good Job Charlie on 4million!!


ST
 

3.0charlie

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Thanks for the great words, AlwaysRun.

I believe you were the one that asked about the beginning of the team. Here's what I dug.

Team beginnings, in 2008. Zim01 was onboard to help us get passed the rank 800 at EOCF, and have access to our stats. pete_scout was partially folding for us, since his main rigs were folding for overclock.net as pscout.



Our first months' production.

 

chrisk

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Maybe someone can help me out. The second rig in my sig with the 2 9800GX2's has been folding stable on all four gpu's. On average I'm getting ~18000 PPD. It's fed by an E3110 and the cpu usage seems minimal at most. As soon as I try to run an smp client on the CPU or even a VMware client, the PPD on my GPU's plummets to unbelievably low levels (4500PPD per gpu down to the 1500PPD range).

For the smp, I've tried lowering the cpu usage to as low as 70 percent and changed the priority to low and the GPU clients to Normal. This still does not prevent the GPU PPD from plummeting. Tried the same thing with VMware and the PPD again plummets on all the GPU's. I made sure the priority on the GPU's was set higher than the CPU client.
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I have a dual core X2 6400+ (see sig) and no drop using the vmware client and two GPUs folding.

When you mention that you lowered the cpu to low, and the GPU to normal, you mean the process right (via ctrl-alt-del)? The GPU process that are most important to set to 'normal' are called 'fah_core11', or 'fah_core14', as these are doing the folding. I also set the '[email protected]' (or similar...not at home now so I can't verify the exact exe name). The vmware.exe processes I set to the lowest setting.
 

Nademon

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I have a dual core X2 6400+ (see sig) and no drop using the vmware client and two GPUs folding.

When you mention that you lowered the cpu to low, and the GPU to normal, you mean the process right (via ctrl-alt-del)? The GPU process that are most important to set to 'normal' are called 'fah_core11', or 'fah_core14', as these are doing the folding. I also set the '[email protected]' (or similar...not at home now so I can't verify the exact exe name). The vmware.exe processes I set to the lowest setting.
Yes I did set the 'fah_core11', or 'fah_core14' processes to normal via the task manager (ctrl-alt-del) method. I even set the other FAH process for the GPU to normal and all the CPU processess/cores to the lowest. It's really strange just because my ATI setup doesn't react that way in the least. I'm going to keep playing around with it, but everytime I start messing around, my PPD starts falling and I can only bear so much of it before I panic and let the PPD climb back up!

Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated.
 

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