Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal

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2010/07/08 08:25:06 (permalink)
OK, I dont understand this. I have a PC with a 9800GTX+ running the CUDA Fold@home 24 hours a day with a Core 2 Quad Core 3.0ghz and 8 gigs of ram on Windows 7 64bit and I cant break 50k/month on my fold@home. You have to break more than double that to get any EVGA bucks. Am I to assume this program is only helpful for people with 2-3 CPUs doing fold@home to actually obtain anything. These are the people that dont need EVGA bucks.
 
Perhaps something is wrong with my setup, but I was told the CUDA client was the way to go to get the most done. I am using the latest nVidia drivers etc. My internet speed is 20M down/5M up so I highly doubt that is an issue. I was gone the entire month of June and left it running, to obtain 43,907 points from EVGA. So to earn nothing I probably spent $12 in electricity. Please tell me im missing something, if I had gotten $10 eVGA bucks I would feel ok about spending the estimated $12 in electricity. Sure I could crank up my PS3 and decrease its lifespan but it does even worse than the CUDA client.
 
Is anyone actually obtaining the points they require to earn anything and if so what are you running to do it?
 
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    rjbelans
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 08:34:56 (permalink)
    You should be able to get more like 300k in a month with those running 24/7.

    Please post the beginning of your log file that shows core version, flags, etc. and a screenshot of HFM, assuming you are running it. This info will assist in figuring out exactly why you are not getting the points you should.
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 08:34:59 (permalink)
    With that setup you should be able to get between 10,000 and 11,000 points per day. You should have no trouble making your 250,000 for the month. Do you have a client monitor like HFM.net installed to see what kind of points you are putting out?

         
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 08:39:02 (permalink)
    You said your running the CUDA client on your 9800GTX+, and you said what CPU you have, but you never actually mentioned running a CPU client.  Are you running the SMP client on your CPU?

    I am running a Q6600 @ 2.4 and an 8800GT @ stock, and I always get the 100k goal, and have even gotten the 250k goal a couple times.
    post edited by FlipBack - 2010/07/08 08:40:05



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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 08:39:30 (permalink)
    +1 to what rj and derrenr just said. I was too slow
    Here´s a breakdown  on what you can expect

    9800 GTX+ 5-6k
    quad @ 3 Ghz 4-5K (that´s what I used to get running along with a gpu), with the current set of smp wu, this can be a little bit lower

     
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 09:01:40 (permalink)
    I'm guessing you're not running the SMP client, I get about 6k on my 9800gtx+ which is enough alone to get the 100k, it's about 180k per month and the quad should easily pump out enough to get the other 70k.  Good luck getting it to work 




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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 11:04:54 (permalink)
    Something's definitely wrong.  You should be pulling down a pretty easy 150,000 points in a month just Folding (FYI, it's Folding@Home, not Fold@Home) with your video card.
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 11:35:07 (permalink)
    The point's youre posting on EOC are all gpu wu's.
    Either your cpu isn't configured right or not running.

    #1_re3 980x@4.2-460se- w7 64 -smp 12
    #2_780gx-7850-GTX 275-ubuntu 9.04 -gpu2(Down for summer)
    #3_790fx-9600quad-460se w7 32 -smp 4 XDEADX
    #4_X58 sli-920do@3.5-2x-gtx480-w7 64 gpu3 -smp 8 (The Tank)
    #5_X58 Micro-980X@4.0-w7 64 -smp 12
    #6_Z68 FTW-2600k@4.0-460gtx-w7 64 -smp 8 -gpu3 (closed for repairs)
    #7_some dell amd duo running unicore

     
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 12:01:25 (permalink)
    Even just with the GPU, he should still be getting 150k points in a month, so even that seems to be off for some reason.
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 12:15:53 (permalink)
    I agree, your set up should be enough to make the requirements.


    A majority of people dedicate one if not several rigs to the cause of folding. They would do it with or without the generosity of EVGA to give out bucks. I think it is safe to say most of those bucks go into more parts for folding. You should feel good about donating $12 in electricity to help a good cause.



     
     
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    Re:Fold@Home seems impossible to make the goal 2010/07/08 13:07:42 (permalink)
    Also make sure that you have a password for the SMP client.  Or you could just get rid of everything you installed and install FAH GPU tracker http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?&m=219556  It'll take care of both your GPU and CPU.  But you would still have to go and get a password.  http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey
    post edited by 700_up - 2010/07/08 13:08:43




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