Start Folding the Easy Way!!

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by nitrobass24, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    Courtesy of our friend jedi95 @ EVGA. This is a great program that he has put a lot of work into. This is a great asset to the F@H community and we appreciate your hard work.

     
  2. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    interesting.. would try it but dont want to screw with my setup..

    nice work Jedi95 (if you happen to lurk around [H])..
     
  3. may i be worthy

    may i be worthy [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2010

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    I use it and recommend it.

    The best thing about it is being able to change mid-unit to -oneunit without disrupting anything.
     
  4. APOLLO

    APOLLO [H]ard|DCer of the Month - March 2009

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    Interesting. Maybe I'll give it a whirl. :cool:
     
  5. wingding

    wingding Limp Gawd

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    Very nice, I'll have to mention this to my brother as he can't seem to keep his...or even get his stuff working.
     
  6. Veeb0rg

    Veeb0rg 2[H]4U

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    wow, this is incredibly easy. I just set it up on my laptop for a test, I was up and folding in less then 5 minutes.

    *there is a version 3.15 out now btw*
     
  7. dmolter

    dmolter Limp Gawd

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    I saw this on the evga forum, definitely simple. Might be just what we need to gain more of an edge on evga. Kudos to jedi95 for developing this
     
  8. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    Funny Stanford hasnt hired this guy yet...
     
  9. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    updated download link to his website, so people can always get the latest version
     
  10. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    I thought that the thingy defaulted to EVGA?
     
  11. tjmagneto

    tjmagneto [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    Yep. Everybody don't forget to set it up for team 33!
     
  12. ThreeDee

    ThreeDee [H]ardForum Junkie

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    lol ..it's a dirty twick!! :p

    seriously though ..nice work man :cool:
     
  13. rmdashrrootsplat

    rmdashrrootsplat Gawd

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    Nice... I'll give it a try on my new boxen once it's setup. I like the gaming mode feature. ;)
     
  14. Afterburner

    Afterburner [H]Lite

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    Yep... As stated above just remember to put your 33 in place of the 111065... ;)
     
  15. Vaulter98c

    Vaulter98c [H]ard|DCer of the Month - October 2009

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    I seriously wonder why Stanford hasnt tossed a few dollars his way and made this the standard client. One download by the user, everything else is automated, too easy
     
  16. APOLLO

    APOLLO [H]ard|DCer of the Month - March 2009

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    They have traditionally been reluctant to receive outside assistance, at least that's what I've been informed.
     
  17. jedi95

    jedi95 n00bie

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    Hi,

    It's nice to know that my work is appreciated. Also, even though I fold for EVGA, (which is why the team number defaults to 111065) my goal with the Tracker has always been to help the entire folding community.

    I also wonder why Stanford hasn't designed something like this instead of their current clients. My best guess is that cross-platform compatibility is much easier with a simple console application rather than a complicated GUI like this.
     
  18. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    Yea, but you have made this pretty darn simple I must say.
     
  19. SazanEyes

    SazanEyes [H]ard|DCer of the Month - January 2011

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    Even for us experts ;) this beats all the cutting and pasting needed to set up a multi-GPU box. I'll definitely try it on my boxen.
     
  20. Xilikon

    Xilikon [H]ard|DCer of the Year 2008

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    That's correct, I never heard them receiving assistance from a outside people for coding about anything. The farthest they can allow is to let them post in the Folding Forum as a 3rd party application. When it come to the client itself, they are very closed.
     
  21. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    This looks pretty slick, anyone got an idea why on my two Fermi cards, it would gray out the "Force NVIDIA Fermi" selection? Neither of my Fermi cards are being utilized, although the WU did download and shows to be being worked on.
     
  22. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    you dont have to use the forcegpu nvidia_fermi flag with the gpu3 client.. the client should automatically detect that they are fermi cards.. but you should still be able to use the flag.. also if your using the 258.xx drivers you may need to disable SLI.. the 260 beta drivers are bugged all to hell and cuda doesnt work correctly on them..
     
  23. jebo_4jc

    jebo_4jc [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2011

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    that's a pretty badass folding rig you have there kyle. would be great to have your contribution of roughly 50k ppd!

    this is a slick app. Nice job Jedi.
     
  24. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Tried turning off SLI, made no difference. Using WHQL 258 drivers. The GTX 260 card is folding fine though. Turned off the PhysX pointer in the driver, no difference there either.

    I did not have the GPU 3 enabled, that was the trick. :) Deleted the old WU got a new one and it is cranking. The guy that built this app deserves a huge round of applause from the community. Never seen it be this easy.
     
  25. W.Feather

    W.Feather Hard DC'er Of the Month Aug 2012

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    i think he deserves a beer as well as the applause......wish i would have had this app a few weeks ago when i was starting, and setting up multi generation of nVidia cards
     
  26. amdgamer

    amdgamer [H]ardness Supreme

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    So it took a fancy 3rd party app to get you folding on that new monster rig of yours? Haha, nice to have you back man!

    Are you going to crank up the SMP cpu client for that Gulftown as well? :)
     
  27. Syndicated_Death

    Syndicated_Death [H]ard|Gawd

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    they are already technically receiving free time and energy from us why shouldn't they want to spend a bit more time to make it easier for them to get more data? you've done an awesome thing that has brought me back to folding just due to sheer ease.
     
  28. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    It is all running Folding right now. The box is pulling over 800w at the wall. Just no way I can keep that up in my office. I am in here 12 hours a day......I would like to at least be comfortable. That is reason I stopped Folding personally years ago. Folding box, couple of test boxes running. All of sudden it is 88F in here.
     
  29. APOLLO

    APOLLO [H]ard|DCer of the Month - March 2009

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    Remove the GPU clients if you're running them. You will likely see the same or similar production from the CPU alone running -bigadv SMP. Other with similar setups (I don't have one) can guide you to the best config. Running only the SMP client will reduce power draw and heat output immensely.
     
  30. jebo_4jc

    jebo_4jc [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2011

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    Hey Kyle, this is probably not applicable in your situation, but here's what I did to combine folding and office comfort :)

    I bought one of these http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10425&cs_id=1042505&p_id=6625&seq=1&format=2
    Then ran DVI cables and a USB hub through the wall. So, my rig rests behind the wall in an unfinished portion while my office stays much cooler and quieter.

    Just throwing out an idea.
     
  31. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    If he is running 480s its prob worth it. Each one of those should be good for 13.5k. I doubt he is losing 27k PPD on the SMP client.
     
  32. jebo_4jc

    jebo_4jc [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2011

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    with that much GPU power the trade off won't quite be equal.

    However a 4ghz 980x running bigadv will produce between 30k and 50k ppd by itself.

    edit what nitro said
     
  33. Montu

    Montu [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    I have somewhat reduced production on my Gulftown rig now that I'm not folding with the 480s. But my electric bill will thank me and the heat in my office went down a bunch. Good trade off if you ask me.
     
  34. APOLLO

    APOLLO [H]ard|DCer of the Month - March 2009

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    I realize the production output of dual 480s, but the heat output and power consumption is the main issue and it's better to fold on one client than not to fold due to the adverse effects.
     
  35. amdgamer

    amdgamer [H]ardness Supreme

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    Basically what everyone is saying, you could just run the SMP CPU client with the -bigadv flag enabled. It is still going to be good for 25k ppd to 45k ppd just by itself depending on whether you are pulling a regular work unit or a bigadv. Still good to have you back man.

    If your main box gets used heavily, you may even want to drop the -bigadv flag and just run regular work units since those will be completed extremely quickly, although for a lot fewer points.
     
  36. nitrobass24

    nitrobass24 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - December 2009

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    Good Point
     
  37. tjmagneto

    tjmagneto [H]ard DCOTM x2

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    While the advmethods WUs for the Fermis were out it was pretty nice from the heat/noise/ppd aspect. Now that I'm getting only 10632s only I'm considering not GPU folding again.
     
  38. KMac

    KMac [H]ard|DCer of the Month - June 2012

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    Thanks. You finally dumbed it down enough for me. I'm back.
     
  39. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    My point with this FAH GPU Tracker was to see is it worked and if so, how easily. Given what I have seen I have asked Steve to promote this in our news pages every day.

    For those of you explaining to me that two 300 watt GPUs produce more heat than a loaded 140w CPU. Thanks for making sure I was clear on that. :)
     
  40. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    only a couple months left then you can use that box as a space heater for your house instead of using your central air heating.. :D