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Link Posted: 10/16/2009 9:06:12 AM EST



Originally Posted By pyro6988:


After several years at #1, I have been unseated.



KaProw is now the leader.


I just bought a nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+!  Look out KaProw!  



 
Link Posted: 10/16/2009 1:00:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By pyro6988:
After several years at #1, I have been unseated.

KaProw is now the leader.


yep, I took #1 on the 3rd @ 10:00am and I was first to 2m points.

Sorry

Link Posted: 10/16/2009 1:22:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By KaProw:
Originally Posted By pyro6988:
After several years at #1, I have been unseated.

KaProw is now the leader.


yep, I took #1 on the 3rd @ 10:00am and I was first to 2m points.

Sorry



I am glad your on the team.  Your contribution is really helping.  


Link Posted: 10/19/2009 9:25:28 PM EST
I am IN!!! At #115!!
Link Posted: 10/21/2009 3:09:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2009 3:10:11 PM EST by KaProw]
Originally Posted By Torf:

I just bought a nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+!  Look out KaProw!  
 


Okidokie, I'll be on the look out.

Link Posted: 11/19/2009 5:16:15 PM EST
After much drama, I finally got my new card folding last night.  Initial calculations showed about a 7k PPD increase.



Now that the weather is cool, I'll let it run in my basement workroom when I am not using it for other purposes.  Machine is using about 200 Watts of electricity while folding.  Just enough to take the edge off the cold!
Link Posted: 11/23/2009 2:29:43 PM EST
In.
Link Posted: 12/8/2009 4:11:37 AM EST
...
Link Posted: 12/8/2009 4:25:06 AM EST
Yes... made it to #6, and that's where I'm going to stay.

I was always a fan of "The Prisoner."
Link Posted: 12/8/2009 9:48:37 AM EST



Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:


Yes... made it to #6, and that's where I'm going to stay.



I was always a fan of "The Prisoner."


Sorry man, but you have a target on your back!



There are 3 people who are going to pass you by in the next 3 months.  At that point I'll be 8 and you'll be 9.
 
Link Posted: 12/8/2009 10:01:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2009 10:02:07 AM EST by sdman11890]
So I just joined the team... I think lol. I put in my username and the team number, and it's running so theoretically I'm in.





Is this supposed to rape 50% of your CPU at all times? Or will it go away when I do something CPU heavy?

 
Link Posted: 12/8/2009 10:13:59 AM EST
Well, I've cracked the Top 30.  Not bad considering I only have my PS3 to chug away at it.
Link Posted: 12/8/2009 10:19:55 AM EST



Originally Posted By sdman11890:


So I just joined the team... I think lol. I put in my username and the team number, and it's running so theoretically I'm in.



Is this supposed to rape 50% of your CPU at all times? Or will it go away when I do something CPU heavy?  


No, it's supposed to rape your CPU 100% of the time.  You must be running the regular client on a dual core machine or something.  If you have a multi core machine, make sure you are running the latest SMP client.  You will get more points that way, and your results will be more useful.



The CPU priority for folding can be set using the -configonly flag at launch, in the console version.  If you leave it at default, it only takes idle CPU cycles to do it's work.  Another higher priority process will still have 100% access to the CPU.



 
Link Posted: 12/12/2009 10:02:24 PM EST
Hello folders,  you guys are doing an great job!
Link Posted: 12/14/2009 8:01:07 PM EST




Originally Posted By Vectrexer:

Hello folders, you guys are doing an great job!




Thanks! I turned my [email protected] off while troubleshooting a MB to RAM compatibility issue but I've increased a couple voltages and my RAM is now super stable. Or at least I assume so since it's been over 2 months with no problem. Been using the GPU client on my GX-275 for a couple days now and I'm sure enjoying the warmth under my desk with the cold Winter weather!
Link Posted: 1/6/2010 9:47:28 PM EST
A little info on Kaprow

Total score   5472102
Overall rank (if points are combined) 1161 of 1336870
Link Posted: 1/6/2010 10:20:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Adjuster:
A little info on Kaprow

Total score   5472102
Overall rank (if points are combined) 1161 of 1336870


That guy is an animal

Link Posted: 1/7/2010 8:41:13 AM EST
aw..shucks
Link Posted: 3/14/2010 10:47:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2010 10:48:18 PM EST by whitesoxfan4life]
Hey I am contemplating joining the folding. There are many great causes that I'd love to support.

Dumb question but will this folding program work on windows 7 professional 64bit edition. If so which one should I download on the website?
My stats are 3.2ghz proc, 8gb 6400 ram, nvidia 9800gtx, and 80gb Intel SSD

I might just choose to run this on my extra laptop, the folding program will eat up all computer resources but not all internet resources as if I were downloading the whole entire world via torrents or some crap right??
Link Posted: 3/16/2010 6:07:55 PM EST



Originally Posted By whitesoxfan4life:


Hey I am contemplating joining the folding. There are many great causes that I'd love to support.



Dumb question but will this folding program work on windows 7 professional 64bit edition. If so which one should I download on the website?

My stats are 3.2ghz proc, 8gb 6400 ram, nvidia 9800gtx, and 80gb Intel SSD



I might just choose to run this on my extra laptop, the folding program will eat up all computer resources but not all internet resources as if I were downloading the whole entire world via torrents or some crap right??


You can run the SMP (Serial Multi Processor) Console client.  It is for all modern versions of Windows and I believe it is compatible with both 32 and 64 bit machines.  You must have at least a dual core processor in order to run the SMP client though.  Your post didn't mention the CPU stats other than the clock speed.  Since you have a 9800 GTX video card, I would recommend folding on that as well using the nVidia GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) client.  It is a good folder, and pretty much the only thing I have running right now.



If you have a dual core processor, you can run both the SMP client and the GPU client if you want.  That will boost your point earnings, and do more work for the project.  Set the GPU client to a slightly higher priority than the SMP client



The folding programs are configured by default to only consume spare computing cycles for calculations.  When I am running an SMP client on a laptop, I don't notice any performance hit with day to day activities.  The program doesn't get in the way.  It does crank the fan on and put off some heat though, pretty much constantly.  I wouldn't worry about not having power for internet or torrents if you were running a default configuration.  A dual core laptop running the SMP client can earn over a thousand points a day, if you don't ask it to do much else.



Go Here:  Link to High Performance Clients for access to the clients I mentioned.  The regular client for other OSes and single processors is available from the main download page.



 
Link Posted: 3/17/2010 11:44:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By whitesoxfan4life:
Hey I am contemplating joining the folding. There are many great causes that I'd love to support.

Dumb question but will this folding program work on windows 7 professional 64bit edition. If so which one should I download on the website?
My stats are 3.2ghz proc, 8gb 6400 ram, nvidia 9800gtx, and 80gb Intel SSD

I might just choose to run this on my extra laptop, the folding program will eat up all computer resources but not all internet resources as if I were downloading the whole entire world via torrents or some crap right??

You can run the SMP (Serial Multi Processor) Console client.  It is for all modern versions of Windows and I believe it is compatible with both 32 and 64 bit machines.  You must have at least a dual core processor in order to run the SMP client though.  Your post didn't mention the CPU stats other than the clock speed.  Since you have a 9800 GTX video card, I would recommend folding on that as well using the nVidia GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) client.  It is a good folder, and pretty much the only thing I have running right now.

If you have a dual core processor, you can run both the SMP client and the GPU client if you want.  That will boost your point earnings, and do more work for the project.  Set the GPU client to a slightly higher priority than the SMP client

The folding programs are configured by default to only consume spare computing cycles for calculations.  When I am running an SMP client on a laptop, I don't notice any performance hit with day to day activities.  The program doesn't get in the way.  It does crank the fan on and put off some heat though, pretty much constantly.  I wouldn't worry about not having power for internet or torrents if you were running a default configuration.  A dual core laptop running the SMP client can earn over a thousand points a day, if you don't ask it to do much else.

Go Here:  Link to High Performance Clients for access to the clients I mentioned.  The regular client for other OSes and single processors is available from the main download page.
 


Awesome!!!

You answered all my questions, thank you brother!!

I shall download this program now and start folding to new science breakthroughs
Link Posted: 4/4/2010 6:20:10 PM EST
Watch out, I'm coming after you, KaProw!  

Okay, I'm just kidding, but I've had my AMD 955 with a GTX-275 and my AMD 956 with a GTX-265 OC each running the GPU client 24/7 for a couple months now and I can't believe how I keep climbing.

I forgot I was even running it until I saw a show on PBS the other night that mentioned protein folding.

Team members
Rank
(within team) Donor  Score  WU  
1  KaProw  6880943  12726  
2  pyro6988  3361248  9541  
3  SplatSTi  2679975  5259  
4  StewartTR  1488061  3304  
5  Target-Hunter  1373805  3079  
6  KwaiChangCaine  1099716  2093  
7  Brian.Bailey  1047742  3735  
8  Somekindagenius  1002654  1719  
9  [AR15.com]_Torf  955384  1734  
10  TheGrayMan  845522  1947  
11  capnrob97  512100  1039  
...
Link Posted: 5/4/2010 2:39:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/4/2010 2:39:34 AM EST by target-hunter]
Just noticed that our team ranking is currently 223!




http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/team_list.php?s=&p=3




 
Link Posted: 6/3/2010 11:19:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2010 11:32:59 PM EST by johnny_dot_exe]
Just built a new system, downloading the high performance [email protected] gpu client to see what my new Sapphire 5830 can do.



 






Eta: Apparently I can't run it because my GPU isn't supported or I'm running an old driver...which I just downloaded from ATI's website yesterday.





Eta2: Re-downloaded the high performance beta, had to add a command to the target box in the shortcut properties to force it to work since right now my car is one of the several 5xxx series that isn't identified by the [email protected] software.  I believe version 6.30 will contain the fix for this.

 
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:40:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 1:41:26 PM EST by pyro6988]
We are losing ground people.


Our team dropped 3 places this week!
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 12:45:17 PM EST
Got 2 clients running....I think.  

1 SMP and 1 GPU.  I'll just let it run and see how things go for now.
Link Posted: 8/23/2010 1:56:11 PM EST
Have they released a solid GPU client for the ATI 5800 series yet?  I'm running a Sapphire 5830, will be running another in crossfire soon...last I tried to [email protected] the GPU client wouldn't function properly due to it not being compatible with my card.  I suppose I could run the CPU client, I've got a 965BE running 4.0GHz @ 1.45v, but don't these clients do worse then the GPU clients?
Link Posted: 8/24/2010 11:57:32 AM EST
IDK, the cpu client just does not want to run on my computer for some reason.  It just sits idle forever......I'm not fooling with it any longer.  The GPU client works well enough- 10 WU in less than a day with a 9800GT.
Link Posted: 8/24/2010 2:40:29 PM EST
Got 'em both running now......  GPU @ 5083.2 PPD and SMP @ 5111.4 PPD.
Link Posted: 8/29/2010 2:01:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/29/2010 2:06:02 AM EST by sharky30]
I'll do it more once fall comes and m computer room cools off. I just upgraded to windows 7 a couple weeks ago and have been slowly reinstalling stuff. I got folding put on this rig a few days ago and let it run a bit
cpu and gpu

Month  Points  WUs
08.10 1,939 4
07.10 0 0
06.10 0 0
05.10 5,214 17
04.10 450 1
03.10 7,245 19
02.10 7,211 21
01.10 5,489 15
12.09 937 7
11.09 9,721 23
10.09 12,127 25
09.09 19,395 39
08.09 12,945 27
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 9:38:12 AM EST
Anyone folding on the PS3?  Got that going the other day and it was folding really fast until WU number 3 which is taking about 4 times longer to complete.  Just the complexity of this WU maybe?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 9:53:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By M4md:
Anyone folding on the PS3?  Got that going the other day and it was folding really fast until WU number 3 which is taking about 4 times longer to complete.  Just the complexity of this WU maybe?


My PS3 runs folding.  Work units can very in complexity.  The more complex units when finished will give you more points.
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 11:16:27 AM EST
I see that you are absolutely correct.  My Ps3 knocked out 4 more WU's last night- it took over a day just to get thru the more complex one.  Good thing my GPU is handling everything just fine thus far!
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:20:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Headlice:
crap, already joined Ubuntu fah group...
I also stopped my program from running...using alot of cpu on a P4...not sure how much P4s can take.  I dont want this one going down.
Anyone care to share info on how much processors can take?


They are not like a car engine.  You can run them at 100%, no sweat.  Just make sure the CPU fan is working and they have ventilation, of course.  Blow out the dust every year or so.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 4:08:29 PM EST



Originally Posted By slashsplat:



Originally Posted By Headlice:

crap, already joined Ubuntu fah group...

I also stopped my program from running...using alot of cpu on a P4...not sure how much P4s can take.  I dont want this one going down.

Anyone care to share info on how much processors can take?




They are not like a car engine.  You can run them at 100%, no sweat.  Just make sure the CPU fan is working and they have ventilation, of course.  Blow out the dust every year or so.


On a system that runs more than what one would consider "average", I'd suggest dusting the fans and case interior once every month or two.  This is especially important for PCs that are near pets, or cigarette smoke.  My rig is around both and all intake air is filtered...gotta clean those filters once a week because the hair and dust builds up fast.  Only the real fine dust makes it in to the case, which is cleaned out 1-2 times a month.  I could probably stretch those cleanings a little more, but I prefer to keep everything nice and clean and not give that crap a chance to build up on my fan blades.



 
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 4:12:35 PM EST
OK.  Seven more systems online.  They are non-mission critical here and can run this type of fun stuff.  May have more available as time goes on.
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 4:15:52 PM EST
I've got a closet full of old P4 systems, and one Pentium D system.  I'd like to get one or two of them doing 24/7 folding.  Would they be better for CPU folding, or is there an AGP graphics card out there that I could buy that would GPU fold nicely?



 
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 4:59:36 PM EST
Added a GPU core for Nvidia...
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 5:46:28 PM EST



Originally Posted By johnny_dot_exe:


I've got a closet full of old P4 systems, and one Pentium D system.  I'd like to get one or two of them doing 24/7 folding.  Would they be better for CPU folding, or is there an AGP graphics card out there that I could buy that would GPU fold nicely?

 


your energy bill will be high with those old machines



I recommend that you use a late model Nvidia GPU that has CUDA



 
Link Posted: 9/4/2010 9:26:11 PM EST



Originally Posted By slashsplat:



Originally Posted By Headlice:

crap, already joined Ubuntu fah group...

I also stopped my program from running...using alot of cpu on a P4...not sure how much P4s can take.  I dont want this one going down.

Anyone care to share info on how much processors can take?




They are not like a car engine.  You can run them at 100%, no sweat.  Just make sure the CPU fan is working and they have ventilation, of course.  Blow out the dust every year or so.


you can also set folding to not use 100% of the cpu to reduce heat. that's what I did on my P4



 
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:42:06 PM EST
I need to pick up another 9800gt for my old dell.  It can't seem to handle the cpu client and the old GPU is not supported by the folding client.  If I can get that running I'll be in business!
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 3:47:06 PM EST
OK Guys,

Help a very confused person out....My brain is mush from reading some of the documentation.

The system is as follows.....What would be the best client to run.

AMD Phenom II 6 core at 2.8Ghz
8 Gigs of Ram
Win 7 64 bit
2- ATI HD5770's in Crossfire.
Link Posted: 10/18/2010 4:12:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/22/2010 6:48:59 PM EST by Torf]
Assuming there is an ATI GPU client, then I would get that running first.





You can certainly take advantage of any unused cpu cycles (and there will be many) to run the SMP client.





Set the GPU client priority slightly higher than the SMP client.  The GPU doesn't need a super fast CPU to keep things cranking, but you have to keep it fed.  Running the SMP at a higher priority may prevent that from happening.





I spent $50 this summer upgrading my computer to a dual core.  Now it makes sense to run both the GPU client on my 9800 GTX+ and the SMP client on my dual core.
It's starting to cool off again, so it's time to dust off [email protected]!



ETA - Crossfire doesn't work with [email protected], but you can run a separate client for each card.

Link Posted: 11/18/2010 4:36:01 PM EST
I don't know why i find this to be so interesting. I'm not doing anything at all. I just set it and forget it, but I enjoy seeing the stats everyday or so
Link Posted: 11/19/2010 6:21:32 PM EST
Top 20, baby!

Link Posted: 11/19/2010 6:55:53 PM EST
Still top 10!
Link Posted: 11/20/2010 10:45:50 AM EST
Rankings as of 11/20/2010:
Rank   Name               PointsWork  Units
–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––­–––––
1      KaProw             8,142,414   15,389
2      pyro6988           5,509,189   15,286
3      SplatSTi           3,547,762    7,232
4      KwaiChangCaine     2,349,946    4,789
5      Target-Hunter      1,625,783    4,336
6      StewartTR          1,488,061    3,304
7      Brian.Bailey       1,394,168    6,764
8      [AR15.com]_Torf    1,338,428    2,488
9      Somekindagenius    1,002,654    1,719
10     TheGrayMan           970,481    2,628
11     tullnd               527,634    1,252
12     20YearBillionaire    514,408      808
13     capnrob97            512,100    1,039
14     M4MD                 481,716      897
15     stockFD3S            435,057    1,136
16     BigAJ68              430,328      859
17     Shaftoe              400,463    2,456
18     NuCkInFuTz           355,648      783
19     slashsplat           312,949      812
20     Nimrod1193           281,411    1,279


 
 
 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 5:04:08 PM EST



Originally Posted By Torf:


Rankings as of 11/20/2010:



     


DAMN! 15k work units.  Makes me want to get a GTX580 and start pushing out more, I'm #72 with only 35 work units



 
Link Posted: 12/16/2010 8:37:39 PM EST
ahh hell. I'm a bit embarrrased, I started this thread and I havent folded in over a year. Only because I dont have internet at home capable of d/l'ing the packages.



Anyway thank you all for keeping folding alive and people too!
Link Posted: 1/13/2011 7:12:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/14/2011 12:24:16 PM EST by johnny_dot_exe]
Back to folding again, running the GPU2 client and the SMP2 client.  My 965 is overclocked to 4.0GHz, my HD5830 is at stock clocks.
Current folding stats...

Going to tweak a few more settings, maybe OC that video card a little, and see what PPD I can max out at. SMP2 running by itself on all four cores only offers about 600 PPD over this current configuration.
ETA:  If anyone was wondering about my setup...
SMP2 is set with the -smp 3 flag, mostly default settings except it will request the bigadv WUs when available and is set for big WUs.
GPU2 is set with the -forcegpu ati_r700 shortcut flag so it will run on my 5830(fixed in GPU3, too lazy to upgrade), and all default settings.
Windows environment variables are set for the GPU2 client, to optimize folding(very important that you do this if you GPU fold, especially on an ATI card).
I'm running WinAFC with tweaked affinityinput.txt so it locks SMP2 to the first three CPU cores, and locks GPU2 to the last core.  While it locking the SMP2 to the first three cores may be redundant due to the -smp 3 flag being set on the client, I couldn't figure out what setting or flag to set on the GPU2 client to lock it to that last core.  WinAFC is pretty much a Plan B to make sure the clients are definitely locked to the correct cores.  This setup runs flawlessly, and is the general setup you would use if you want to run GPU + SMP client on your rig.
 
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