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