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GPU overclocking for folding pointless?

My GPU is overclocked and it gives me about a 15% increase in rendering performance which is nice. When it comes to folding the difference only made my PPD go up maybe 200 or so PPD. From what I hear GPU folding is very sensitive to overclocking and will cause failed WUs when normal rendering artifacts are not present. Should I keep my GPU overclocked while i fold or do you think there is no point?

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It depends how much rendering you have to do, if it isn't a lot don't overclock your card. If you have to render a lot, go ahead and keep the overclock.

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Unless you know that your Overclock is working with F@H and it's not failing WU keep it. But if you do find out that it is failing WU drop the Overclock and go back to stock clocks since F@H is sensitive to Overclocks.

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F@H is very sensitive with overclocks. It's a lot of work finding one that does not fail and is reliable 24/7; a lot of folders choose to run their cards at stock just to avoid the hassle.

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It depends how much rendering you have to do, if it isn't a lot don't overclock your card. If you have to render a lot, go ahead and keep the overclock.

I do play games alot but when it comes to GPU folding the amount of points I get for overclocking is hardly anything should I just not have my GPU overclocked while i fold?

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Unless you know that your Overclock is working with F@H and it's not failing WU keep it. But if you do find out that it is failing WU drop the Overclock and go back to stock clocks since F@H is sensitive to Overclocks.

My GPU is 100% stable its not causing WUs to fail but the amount of point I get for having it overclocked doesn't seem worth the extra power and heat.

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My GPU is 100% stable its not causing WUs to fail but the amount of point I get for having it overclocked doesn't seem worth the extra power and heat.

 

In that case, my vote is to figure out if that 15% rendering performance increase is something you can't live without.

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In that case, my vote is to figure out if that 15% rendering performance increase is something you can't live without.

I use it for gaming but ti doesn't help folding the same. i can always go back to stock settings and back to overclock anytime i just wanted some community input to decide if i shoudl save myself the power and just not overclock when i fold.

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Ya, don't bother OC when folding... Do you actually check your log files? I have had what looks like perfectly completed WU's, but only upon checking log files could I see that there was an error in uploading, Stanford didn't like the results, so I got no credit. Removed OC - everything back to normal...

 

So, here is my "good" log....

 

00:24:41:WU00:FS00:0x17:Completed 2000000 out of 2000000 steps (100%)
00:24:42:WU01:FS00:Connecting to assign-GPU.stanford.edu:80
00:24:42:WU01:FS00:News: Welcome to Folding@Home
00:24:42:WU01:FS00:Assigned to work server 171.64.65.98
00:24:42:WU01:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: RUNNING gpu:0:GK110 [GeForce GTX 780] from 171.64.65.98
00:24:42:WU01:FS00:Connecting to 171.64.65.98:8080
00:24:43:WU01:FS00:Downloading 2.09MiB
00:24:45:WU01:FS00:Download complete
00:24:45:WU01:FS00:Received Unit: id:01 state:DOWNLOAD error:NO_ERROR project:7810 run:0 clone:54 gen:371 core:0x17 unit:0x000001890a3b1e8651d2325e61d180ca
00:24:46:WU00:FS00:0x17:Saving result file logfile_01.txt
00:24:46:WU00:FS00:0x17:Saving result file checkpointState.xml
00:24:47:WU00:FS00:0x17:Saving result file checkpt.crc
00:24:47:WU00:FS00:0x17:Saving result file log.txt
00:24:47:WU00:FS00:0x17:Saving result file positions.xtc
00:24:47:WU00:FS00:0x17:Folding@home Core Shutdown: FINISHED_UNIT
00:24:47:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: FINISHED_UNIT (100 = 0x64)
00:24:48:WU00:FS00:Sending unit results: id:00 state:SEND error:NO_ERROR project:7811 run:0 clone:103 gen:382 core:0x17 unit:0x000001940a3b1e8651db471b56ca66dd
00:24:48:WU00:FS00:Uploading 4.27MiB to 171.64.65.98
00:24:48:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 171.64.65.98:8080
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:Starting
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:Running FahCore: "C:\Program Files (x86)\FAHClient/FAHCoreWrapper.exe" C:/Users/Shawn/AppData/Roaming/FAHClient/cores/www.stanford.edu/~pande/Win32/AMD64/NVIDIA/Fermi/beta/Core_17.fah/FahCore_17.exe -dir 01 -suffix 01 -version 703 -lifeline 4636 -checkpoint 15 -gpu 0 -gpu-vendor nvidia
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 5380
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:Core PID:5972
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:FahCore 0x17 started
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:*********************** Log Started 2013-10-17T00:24:48Z ***********************
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Project: 7810 (Run 0, Clone 54, Gen 371)
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Unit: 0x000001890a3b1e8651d2325e61d180ca
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:CPU: 0x00000000000000000000000000000000
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Machine: 0
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Reading tar file state.xml
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Reading tar file system.xml
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Reading tar file integrator.xml
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Reading tar file core.xml
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Digital signatures verified
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Folding@home GPU core17
00:24:48:WU01:FS00:0x17:Version 0.0.49
00:24:54:WU00:FS00:Upload 70.27%
00:25:01:WU00:FS00:Upload complete
00:25:01:WU00:FS00:Server responded WORK_ACK (400)
00:25:01:WU00:FS00:Final credit estimate, 11659.00 points
00:25:01:WU00:FS00:Cleaning up
00:25:14:WU01:FS00:0x17:Completed 0 out of 2000000 steps (0%)
00:25:14:WU01:FS00:0x17:Temperature control disabled. Requirements: single Nvidia GPU, tmax must be < 110 and twait >= 900
00:26:57:WU01:FS00:0x17:Completed 20000 out of 2000000 steps (1%)
 
You can see the Final Credit estimate - typically you won't see this on a fail.

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