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Old September 5, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
Is that so? So that means I can buy a bunch of el-cheapo AMD SLI or Crossfire mobos pair them up with a low-end, energy efficient AMD chip like the 5200+ and have enough CPU processing power to handle folding on the GPUs.

I thought the GPU client was bottlenecked by the processor? Or was that only the first client?

It does not seem to be bottlenecked Skymtl but it does effect ppd but it does add time to the ETA of the project.


My E3110 i downclocked it to 1.7ghz and while it still gave the high ppd it did add about 4-5 mins more on the total time.

I then proceeded to clock it to 2.0ghz which then i found out gave me the same total time as well as the high ppd.

Now i can do more fine testing find out exactly what the lowest processor power you need to give you the same results ill take me a couple days more but for now all you need is a dual core set at 2ghz and you will be fine. I hope it makes sense.

Gonna test the following

Dual Core 1.7ghz- Optimal pdd but Adds 4-5 mins to overall time.
Dual Core 1.8ghz
Dual Core 1.9ghz
Dual Core 2.0ghz- Optimal ppd as well as time.
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