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akira749 May 5, 2013 07:26 AM

Need some infos for a newcomer to folding universe!
 
Hi!

I have a machine ready to start folding and I would like to have recommendations on which client to use and if I have to do some config those infos would be great too! I have looked at a couple of stickies on the forum but I would like some fresh infos.

Basically the setup is : i7 3770K CPU and 2 GTX670 FTW GPUs

The rig would be dedicated since I have another one for gaming, surfing and everyday stuff.

If you need any other infos on the rig setup let me know!

lowfat May 5, 2013 09:03 AM

I just use the V7 client . It should add both cards and GPU by default. Then just enter your name, passkey, and team name. Then you are good to go. It is easy to pause the client when you are gaming/etc too.

akira749 May 5, 2013 09:50 AM

Great thanks!

akira749 May 5, 2013 01:40 PM

I installed the client and started folding...I set it up at "Full" so I could use both my GPUs and my CPU but it only runs for a few minutes and boom BSOD...i tried it a couple times with the same results....one wierd thing is that my MCP35X2 pump start to "whine" after a few moments of folding....it might be related....

lowfat May 5, 2013 01:45 PM

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Originally Posted by akira749 (Post 707231)
I installed the client and started folding...I set it up at "Full" so I could use both my GPUs and my CPU but it only runs for a few minutes and boom BSOD...i tried it a couple times with the same results....one wierd thing is that my MCP35X2 pump start to "whine" after a few moments of folding....it might be related....

Have you tested stability w/ Prime95? If it BSODs so soon I suspect a bad overclock. You should do this the same time the GPUs are under load since you are water cooling. The MCP35X2 likely whines because it is cranking the speed of the pumps up. If you are using PWM your motherboard will do this automatically when the CPU is under load normally.

akira749 May 5, 2013 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lowfat (Post 707232)
Have you tested stability w/ Prime95? If it BSODs so soon I suspect a bad overclock. You should do this the same time the GPUs are under load since you are water cooling. The MCP35X2 likely whines because it is cranking the speed of the pumps up. If you are using PWM your motherboard will do this automatically when the CPU is under load normally.

I've run P95 but I have to admit that my GPUs were not under load...

I will redo some tests thanks

akira749 May 5, 2013 05:53 PM

Your hint was good Lowfat!

I relaunch P95 with the GPUs on load and it did not stand very long :D

I set my CPU clock to 4.4 instead of 4.6 and did P95 for a little hour and it was looking good so I re-test my folding client and so far it runs well!

I will continue to monitor it but I think it will be okay!

Thanks again my friend!

akira749 May 12, 2013 09:33 PM

After a full week of 24/7 folding the rig never failed on me and I score around 489000 points...so far i'm happy with the results :thumb:

akira749 June 2, 2013 09:16 AM

Hi everyone!

My current folding rig is running smooth and I kinda dig the "folding game" :)

Sooooo.....I'm looking to possibly build a second one! :shok:

My questions for you fellow folders is :

1) Should I go with X79 platform or the new Z87 platform in terms of CPU and PCIe lanes availability?
2) In terms of GPU should I look for 780, 600 series or even 500 series?

I would fold on CPU and multi GPU

If you need other infos to help me decide feel free to ask! :thumb:

Thanks and have a good day!

lowfat June 2, 2013 09:52 AM

GTX780s are ridiculously good at folding currently. I am not sure how long these WUs will be available but at the moment I am doing 315k w/ two cards.

PCIe bandwidth really doesn't matter with folding.

X79 is a power hog and the price definitely is not worth what you get from PPD out of the CPU, which in my case is about 25k from a 3930k @ 4.4GHz. If I didn't need the PCIe lanes for other purposes I would ditch X79 in a heartbeat.


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