View Single Post
  #1 (permalink)  
Old April 21, 2009, 08:29 PM
Dashock's Avatar
Dashock Dashock is offline
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,954
Default Want to save Electricity while Folding with your Videocard??? Follow these Steps!

Alright first things first this only applies for those of you that fold with your GPU only:

1. Underclock your cpu for example if you have a E8400 running @ 3.0ghz use software such as Asus Six Engine to underclock your cpu to 1.3-1.5ghz. I recommend this approach rather than doing a bios because this way if your ever in need of more power if your watching a movie bam a click of button you got yur power back. This will not slow down your ppd.... the new wu's take very little cpu power.

However the more tasks your running you will see a hit so underclock it with the mind set of how many tasks your doing. I leave my cpu at 1.5ghz almost 24/7 and the most i have ever gotten hit was around 200 ppd when i had many tasks running.

2. Underclock your Videocards CORE and MEMORY, You can underclock your Core and Memory this will keep the card running a bit cooler and these two do not reflect your ppd.

3. Only overclock your Shaders on your Videocard as this is the only thing that will effect your ppd. You can overclock your shaders using Rivatuner or Evga Precision Tuner.

Follow these simple steps and save your money. Which then gives you more incentive to fold more!

Cheers and thankyou for folding!
Intel Xeon E3110 @ 3.0ghz-Then
Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3.8ghz-Now
PNY GTX 1050Ti (Coming)
Asus P5Q-E
Mushkin Ascent Redline 8000 8gb DDR2 @ 1066 5-5-5-15 2.05v
Corsair Cx600M
Samsung 850 Evo 250gb SSD
Noctua NfP-12's on Swiftech 320 rad
Logitech Z-625 setup
Sony X800E 43" 4K HDTV

Coolermaster Cosmos S/
Swiftech Mcp655/ MCR-320-QP/ 6X Noctua NF-P12'S/ Swiftech Apogee GT/ Swiftech Mcw-60/ Swiftech Micro-Res.

Reply With Quote