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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:38 PM
Theres 2 choice GPU wise, can I run 2 8600's, I know the mobo isnt sli but most multi gpu folding rigs dont seem to run sli anyways?
Will the 2nd slot not being a 16lane pcie effect PPD much?
Posted 17 January 2009 - 05:09 PM
Running 2 8600s for Folding will be fine. To Fold with 2 cards SLi would need to be disabled anyways.
The card will fold at full speed so long as the slot has 4 lanes so yours will be fine
Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:00 AM
Now with multiple cards do the cards all work on one unit together of a unit each?
Is it best keeping cards in matched pairs?
like 8800gt in one rig and 2x 8600 in another rig?
As these are the 3 cards Im going to be using split between my home server and the download rig which is 'remote'
Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:44 AM
From what I've read it's best to have cards with the same number of shaders together. Otherwise the faster card can take a performance hit.
Have a read of this guide for setting up the GPU and Multi GPU for Folding
Edited by IanF, 18 January 2009 - 10:49 AM.
Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:59 PM
Got it all here now so need to get cracking
Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:46 PM
XP as usual is not a problem.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 11:14 PM
Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:13 PM
Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:45 PM
The GPU Work Units have changed a lot recently. On an old WU, 5006, that are no longer used, the 8600GT produced 800ppd and the 8800GT produced 4890ppd.
The current WU's are much bigger and cards with fewer shaders are suffering a much bigger hit, so for example my 8800GT has dropped from 6000ppd to 3700ppd on average.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 10:19 AM
Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:00 AM
Max ppd is about 900, but can be as low as 3-400 depending on the WU.
8800GT's or, even, 9800GT's ftw.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:23 AM
what do the 2nd and 3rd cards use?
Should it be
card 1 = 0
card 2 = 1
card 3 = 2
Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:22 AM
But 1st card 0, 2nd card 1 and so on is certainly nice and tidy.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:32 PM
Do I have to start them up connected to a monitor?
Id wouldnt want to be doing this after every shut down or stall either
*edit sorted* Just need help with the flags now, got the console client for each but need to set it up so they go to each card and not sure which bits to change as I can find multiple console client guides, everything Ive found tells me to edit shortcuts which I dont have?
Any one about that can help me?
Edited by tinytomlogan, 19 February 2009 - 01:24 PM.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 09:56 PM
Im on the sys tray client and its running on all 3.
Is there a way I can stay on the 353point smaller WU's with this client, as my ppd drops from 4919 per card to 2983 when its running a 511 point wu?
Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:31 PM
My ppd with these on the 8800GT is 3,840 and with the 353 pointers it's 6,224. I've found I get about 3 of the big WUs for every 1 of the small ones. It all adds up tho.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 11:16 PM
3003 now on the 511's
Have a I got a setting wrong to be getting such a lower ppd?
Posted 20 February 2009 - 09:49 AM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:37 PM
Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:57 PM
Ill give the clocking a hit and see how I get on.
Do you know how I can get my local fahmon to update me on offsite machines?
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