Fold Faster on GPUs With FahCore_17

Discussion in 'Folding@Home - Join Team Guru3D !' started by PantherX, May 6, 2013.

  1. Babel-17

    Babel-17 Active Member

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    Do we use the "beta" flag or do we use the "advanced" flag?

    I thought I remembered reading here that there were changes and that "advanced" was the flag to use to get access to the latest and best written projects. But now I can't locate any such mention here. :bang: lol, maybe I need to do a search.
     
  2. iancook221188

    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    i think core 17 is using advanced flag now not 100% on that though
     
  3. Babel-17

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    Thanks for that. I only asked because my Estimated Credit seems a bit lower than usual. I've been gaming more, and away from home and not folding, so maybe I get dinged for that. It will be great when things get finalized.
     
  4. iancook221188

    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    ive been away for the last 5 week it been hard trying to keep them running but had other people baby sitting them. with this hot weather they have been setting off my overheat protection and shutting down :(
     

  5. DirkHardpeck

    DirkHardpeck Master Guru

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    I'm getting Fahcore 17 with beta flags on my machines. Should I add the advanced flag to be safe?
     
  6. iancook221188

    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    im still on the beta flag there should be no problem with it
     
  7. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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    So to Beta or Advanced that is the question is there any need for it now on GPU or CPU slots now that core_17 has hit prime time

    I've just restarted folding with 7.4.4 and seems to be running fine but is there still anything I need to add to the args for each slot or is there now no need
     
  8. PantherX

    PantherX Folding@Home Team Leader Staff Member

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    From what I have read, AMD GPUs are fine. The FahCore_17 availability issue seems to be with Nvidia GPU users since they are getting FahCore_15 WUs which gives significantly lower PPD on Kepler GPUs as opposed to FahCore_17 WUs. However, it was announced that additional FahCore_17 WUs would be available in the future so it should be sorted out (https://folding.stanford.edu/home/working-to-fix-the-shortage-of-gpu-wus/).
     
  9. iancook221188

    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    i hope so ive got 4 kepler gpu's running at the moment
     
  10. PantherX

    PantherX Folding@Home Team Leader Staff Member

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  11. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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    the new 13000 WU's take a long time to process compared to the older 8900 WU's almost double the TPF 14m54s as opposed to 8m07s for 8900's
    but the good news is they're more than twice the points

    13000 = 1 per day for Final credit estimate, 49677.00 points
    8900 = 2 per day for Final credit estimate, 40880.00 points
     
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  12. iancook221188

    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    what are you running it on athlonite?
     
  13. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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  14. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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    So upgraded the GPU to a single R9-285 2GB card well not going to fold on it anymore folding seems to wreak havoc with this card, constant drops in usage and it ended up saying it was only running at PCIe 2.0 x8 instead of the x16 it started at I had to remove the card from the slot and replace it with the old HD7850 boot up, shut down swap them back and clear the cmos and redo all my manual settings for my OC even leaving the GPU unoverclocked it still did the same thing resulting in another round of swap it boot it swap it back again
     
  15. iancook221188

    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    what make of r9-285 is it and how old is the PC its going into? mite be a pci-e gen 3 prob
     

  16. Athlonite

    Athlonite Maha Guru

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    It's an Asus Strix DCII OC 2GB R9-285 and it in the PC in my specs Ian the driver I used was the Cat 15.3 beta

    Asus Crosshair V Formula
    8GB Mushkin Blackline Frostbite G3 DDR3-2400
    AMD FX8320 @ 4200MHz
     
  17. ariskar

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    0x17 on a 980 gives me 340,000 ppd
     

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