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Taz

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Added cycles are always Welcome Taz (eh, my favorite cartoon when I was a youngster...). If you ever folded, use the SMP client on your Quad, and the GPU client for your GTS250.

Easiest way for help is to start a new thread in the FAH sub-Forum section.
I barely understood this reply, hahaha. Never folded before, don't know what the SMP client is, I thought there was the graphic client and the text client only? I read the getting started threads here and that's what I got out of it, lol. Are you also saying that I can fold with my CPU with one client, and then fold a different project/protein or whatever with my GPU? That's pretty cool... do I need extra cooling for that? How do I set that up?
 

3.0charlie

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Sorry for that.

Let's first start with the easy one, the GPU client. Download from the FAH page (the first on this page: [email protected] - DownloadWinOther) and follow the installation instructions. Keep an eye on the GPU temps, since FAH is very hard on GPUs - though it won't die, no worries.

Next, follow the sticky shown in the FAH sub-Forum on how to install Fahmon.
 

Taz

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Cool, thanks. Which High Performance client should I get? I have the EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 (1GB DDR3) and OCZ DDR2 PC2-8500 Reaper 4GB Dual Channel Kit for memory (1066MHz, 5-5-5-18 latency, whatever these things mean, haha). Don't know if that's all relevant, but there it is.

There are several GPU clients:

Windows: V6 GPU2 (ATI 2xxx, 3xxx, 4xxx; nVidia) clients:

Windows XP/2003/Vista GPU System tray client (installer msi)

Windows XP/2003/Vista GPU System tray client with special viewer for NVIDIA GPU's (installer msi)

Windows Vista GPU Console client (note running as a service does not work in Vista). Uninstall any existing FAH services made with pre 6.20 clients before updating.

So I'm not sure which of those 3 to DL, they are all version 6.23. Also, do I need to remove the CPU (what I assume I am already using right now) client before doing this? Or stop it first?

And how do you recommend I keep an eye on the GPU temps? Is there some utility I should be using to monitor my system? I know you said it's not necessary, but if there's an FAQ about monitoring your system and what tmeps to aim for and what's to worry about, point me to it please? lol!

Sorry, I know you guys must get tired of stringing along newbs like me, but it's all quite overwhelming, there's just so much to read and sort through!!
 

3.0charlie

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As I wrote in my last reply: Download the GPU Client from the FAH download page (the first client on this page: [email protected] - DownloadWinOther) and follow the installation instructions. Start the Client, add your Folding addy (check here first to see if it's not already taken: [email protected] - Download the [email protected] software application) and our Team number (54196). On the next tab, click Work Units larger than 10Mb. That's it.

To monitor your GPU temps, use evga's Precision. EVGA Precision 1.7.1 download from Guru3D.com.

Don't forget to install Fahmon to monitor your Client's progress (ppd: points-per-day).

Are you already folding with your CPU? If so, which Client did you install?
 

Taz

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As I wrote in my last reply: Download the GPU Client from the FAH download page (the first client on this page: [email protected] - DownloadWinOther) and follow the installation instructions. Start the Client, add your Folding addy (check here first to see if it's not already taken: [email protected] - Download the [email protected] software application) and our Team number (54196). On the next tab, click Work Units larger than 10Mb. That's it.

To monitor your GPU temps, use evga's Precision. EVGA Precision 1.7.1 download from Guru3D.com.

Don't forget to install Fahmon to monitor your Client's progress (ppd: points-per-day).

Are you already folding with your CPU? If so, which Client did you install?
Thanks, I missed the part "...(the first client on this page..." first read over of your post, that's why I was confused. I was/am already folding with my CPU, using the client "Windows XP/2003/Vista System tray client installer with viewer"which is the first of the 2 options from the Stanford Downloads page. I set up my GPU and was folding with both this afternoon/evening, and finished one of each, although I only see the points (511) for the CPU WU and not the GPU one, but I assume it's just not updated yet since it finished later. I'll install the Fahmon program tomorrow!

Oh, my resting GPU temp was around 35-40C I think, and it jumped to about 72C while folding, that a reasonable/acceptable temp to maintain?
 

JD

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Well I decided I'd do some folding on my aging AMD Athlon64 3200+. It's on 24/7 running Server 2003 acting as my home server of sorts. Doubt it'll help much but better than nothing :whistle:

My username is jdrom17 as well on it. Joined the team of course.

Anything else that I need to do? Using the GUI client for now but maybe I'll switch to the console one when I feel like reading up on it.
 

Arundor

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I am a new team member.

My hardware is not good enough for any impressive amount of PPD nor can I fold 24/7, but I decided to give it a try anyway. Username Arundor.
 

headsh0t

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I've now got my main rig, htpc, and PS3 all folding under Team 54196 when I can spare some processing time :)
 

Safearus

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Well, started my first WU. It'll take a while on this rig... 8% in 4 hours... hopefully it kicks upabit or something >.<
 

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