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  1. yoyo69

    yoyo69 Master Guru

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    Use FahMon to monitor the work progress,
    http://fahmon.net/download.html
    also u might want to check on your log file to see if you are getting error reports.
     
  2. Vinn3H

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    Hello,

    Last night i sucessfuly started running 2 GPU client consoles (one per card)

    Im running 2 x gtx280's and the console is really stressing the cards, i have set both GPU fans to 100% and the core's will sit around 70 - 75 deg cel (with 2 x 120mm fans at full speed, one at the underside of the case and one on the side panel thats directly in between both the cards) the last thing i want to do is cook the cards. (i also have 2 x 120's at top of case, 1 x 120 at the front and 1 x 120 at the rear) case is a coolermaster RC 690.

    My question is:
    Is there a way of throttling back how much of the GPU core and Shader is used by the folding process? from memory durring the console setup there was a question about CPU usage, but im not sure if that will apply to the GPU cores. also, to have all the fans @ 100% at night while PC is in my room is a bit of a bugger...
     
  3. happy

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    take a look at this, it might help http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=10404
     
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  5. happy

    happy Master Guru

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    the 1888 will show you the lower temps, 353 511 really work the card, ppd shows it, but i wouldnt worry bout your temps till your constantly 85+, wu are known to fail due to excessive heat!!

    my 260SSC doesnt go over 78 with the fan on auto, not using the idle core
     
  6. Vinn3H

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    Totaly agree with you there Happy, i have had the card's running at 85 - 90 while playing crysis and they havent skipped a beat. (wasnt monitoring the temps) my first gtx 280 (XFX GTX 280 xXx edition) normaly runs 10 deg cel hotter than the second gtx280 (zotac - amp edition) but i bought the zotac card about 8 months after the XFX card. either way, i still like to keep the cards as cool as possible while running F@H esspecialy keeping them under a heavy load for an extended period of time. in AUS the XFX cost me $690.00 (at the time) so you can see its a bit of an "investment" and i want to get the most out of it. but at the same time, i have the cash to backup a "dead card" so thats why in dedicating "gpu life" to F@H. also, sorry about the amount of "" in the article, i have had a bit to drink tonight (went out with friends) and im sure there are quite a few spelling mistakes hahaha. either way i think my GPU's have processed a few WU's so im happy to help. even now GPU0 (XFX) is running at 63 (core) 58 (AMB) and GPU1 (zotac) is running at 51 (CORE) 49 (AMB) i love rivatuner + logitech G15! makes life easier ;)
     
  7. happy

    happy Master Guru

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    good glad to see your doing alright, once your familiar with the gpu setup, take a look at the smp client should boost you roughly 2k ppd :D

    more clients the merrier ;)
     
  8. zomb69

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    how come when i close this , it still runs in background so i go to task manager and end the process only for it to reappeaer seconds later?? i cannot stop it from running.

    using 9.7 driver and win7 rc 7100 64bit.
     
  9. happy

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    is it set to run as a service?
     
  10. zomb69

    zomb69 Master Guru

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    as far as i can tell , no.

    also can it use my second gpu as well? or just the first.
     

  11. happy

    happy Master Guru

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    thats strange, right best thing to do, remove all you f@h stuff, redownload the console client(personal preference), set it all up again

    it will work on both gpu's, you have to disable crossfire, then set up 2 f@h directories, apply the additional flag of "-gpu 0" & "-gpu 1" when you set up the client

    have a look at this for in-depth guide http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/cgi-bin/edit/English/WinGPUGuide#ntoc3
     
  12. zomb69

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    thanks will try this
    cant disable crossfire as i have an X2
     
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    happy Master Guru

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    thats strange i thought you could, something to do with Catalyst A.I setting :S, or maybe its me, try it with the gpu flags and see how it goes
     
  14. zomb69

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    mmm thanks for your help but after a breif read of that page you linked , it says i need two monitors so i geuss ill just run it on one gpu for now.


    im installing console client as you said but it stopped at 0 out 500000 steps, whats happening is it running like that? its not useing the gpu, only cpu.
     
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    sorry mate thats the cpu client there

    http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/Folding@home-Win32-GPU_Vista-623.zip

    thats the gpu client, you could try the dummy plug method it does work

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtbfXg193do
     

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    The use of dummy plugs does not do anything to your GPU it just fools the OS in to thinking that there is another monitor connected.
     
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    Am I correct in thinking that a KVM switch would do the same trick?
     

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