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 Post subject: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:36 pm 
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So, I'm way out of the loop, I tried snooping around a little but didn't find any new set up guides. I'm running i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 and only getting an estimated 22k a day. Is this what I can expect or is there tweaking I can do?

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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:57 pm 
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from what I have been able to gather the days of tweaking for the extra points are basically behind us. Tends to be a set and forget system now. Good for the new folders, not as much fun for us old folders.


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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:13 am 
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What client are you using? I have had good luck with the new v7 client, which they've been adding some features to as time goes on, such as improving the PPD estimates and showing overall PPD as well as per-'slot' PPD. I run in Expert mode to get extra info, so I'm less familiar with how much is displayed in the other modes.

My home server (folds 24/7 but also hosts two virtual machines and handles HDTV recording and transcoding) is a Core 2 Quad Q9300 (@ 3GHz) running smp:4 which nets ~5k PPD, and a GTX 650 Ti (Core @ 1019MHz, RAM stock, using the relatively recent but not brand new 310.70 drivers) which is getting ~17.6k PPD

So I'm getting ~22600 PPD on a lesser machine under ideal conditions, and it will vary depending on the WUs I pull down, how many TV recordings are scheduled, and if I use the box myself to play games in my basement when wife and/or kid are asleep :)

I believe SMP benefits some (not a ton, but it is noticeable) from having Hyper-threading enabled, so if you're currently running smp:4 with HT turned off, you could turn it on and run smp:8 instead.

Also, do you have a passkey configured, and is it 'qualified' for QRB (quick return bonus) points? If not, you might be getting nearly 22k PPD from your GTX 660 alone and only getting the (much lower) base points for SMP WUs. I feel like you should be clearing >10k PPD with an i7 3820 running smp:8 with a qualified passkey, which would push your total PPD for that machine into the 30k+ range (again, depends on the WUs/projects that get assigned, and how much gaming or other workload you put on the machine outside of just folding)

And welcome back! :)


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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:51 am 
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Definitely on the low side... GTX 660 (non-TI version) should get 18,000 - 30,000 ppd by itself depending on clock speeds and work unit assignments. Although a 3820 isn't going to crank out the points like my 3930K, I would still expect closer to a combined total of 30k - 40k ppd depending on clock speeds & work units.


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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:55 am 
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Thanks guys! I do use my passkey that was issued in 2010... but not sure if it's "qualified" for QRP. I have been folding nearly non stop for 24 hours with this new rig and I'm not seeing any points reported. So that could be an issue. How do i go about getting my key qualified?

Thanks again!

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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:18 am 
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L1vingStone wrote:
Thanks guys! I do use my passkey that was issued in 2010... but not sure if it's "qualified" for QRP. I have been folding nearly non stop for 24 hours with this new rig and I'm not seeing any points reported. So that could be an issue. How do i go about getting my key qualified?

Thanks again!

LS~


Double check the configuration, specifically user name & team number for typo's. Passkey takes 10 successfully completed work units to become qualified for bonus points. Make sure you copy passkey from the email & paste it into the client.


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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:44 am 
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Double check the configuration, specifically user name & team number for typo's. Passkey takes 10 successfully completed work units to become qualified for bonus points. Make sure you copy passkey from the email & paste it into the client.


Ummm... so I was soooo sure that I didn't have a typo, I didn't even check. When I STILL didn't have any points reported I finally checked and saw that my user name was indeed misspelled. WHAT A DOLT!!!

Thanks Chaosdsm!

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 Post subject: Re: i7 3820 & a SC GTX 660 22k ppd?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:52 am 
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Here are my stats from the last day and 1/2 from the typoed name http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... =&u=634792


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