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Message 42891 - Posted: 5 Mar 2016 | 21:40:27 UTC

Hey Everyone,

I have recently got started with folding and dedicating my PC for hopefully some good use. I'm running folding at home and Boinc Manager pulling from GPUGRID at the same time, both seem to be making the same amount of progress just as if it were running on its own. But i have two programs running (FAH and BOINC) I ran each program independently and both were using the GPU, so i dont think one of the two is using CPU.

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has anyone come across if this is ok to do...PC still running good even both are folding and making progress..

Thanks in advanced!
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Message 42894 - Posted: 6 Mar 2016 | 3:53:36 UTC

I'm using a single 980ti sc running constantly at 56 Celsius on the GPU under full load- clocked at 1400core & +40 on the memory.

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Message 42956 - Posted: 8 Mar 2016 | 10:24:45 UTC - in response to Message 42891.

has anyone come across if this is ok to do...PC still running good even both are folding and making progress..

I have accidentally run Folding and a BOINC project on the same GPU, but it has never worked out well for me. Usually one of them grabs most of the GPU resources, and the other one slows down, or maybe both slow down.

I haven't tried it for a while though, but I would be sure to check if each work unit finishes without errors. You might be spending a lot of time and accomplish nothing. But good luck, you might be able to get it to work with the right combination of projects (I think the low temperature on your card indicates that it is not running properly).

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Message 43164 - Posted: 9 Apr 2016 | 17:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 42956.
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Thanks for the reply,

I have 7 Fans and a 240 MM on the side while running the card at %70 fan speed with the ACX 2.0 cooler, the card never goes over 65 Celsius under full load/playing games.

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Message 43168 - Posted: 10 Apr 2016 | 1:38:50 UTC - in response to Message 42891.
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I think you should be getting over 500k PPD Folding on your GTX 980 Ti. I typically average about 360k on my GTX 980s.

I just ran a test on a GTX 960, and found when I did both Folding and GPUGrid, I would get about 62k PPD on P9162 (Core 18), which is about half what it should be. And the GERARD_CXL12 was taking about 42 hours, or at least twice what it should. And this is with an extra CPU core freed up to support the card, so that two i7-4790 cores were supporting a single card. So I see no point in doing both; it doesn't help the total output, and probably hurts, considering the loss of QRB points on Folding.

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Message 44482 - Posted: 11 Sep 2016 | 19:15:37 UTC - in response to Message 43168.

Thanks for the reply, I have done the same test actually and got the same result. splits the gpu power in half and half pretty much.

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