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Folding w/ GTX 1080, low PPD?

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mokrunka

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Dec 21, 2009
Hey everyone.

Just like the title says, getting low (~100k) PPD on my new GTX 1080. I'm just getting back into folding, so I'm not sure if I have something configured wrong, or what. I've read people are getting in the 600k-1mil PPD with these cards. What can I do?
 

WhitehawkEQ

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Dang, you beat me to it, good job :thup:

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mokrunka

mokrunka

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There, there, that's better :)

Thanks guys. I'm getting around 100k ppd still right now, but I'm told that it's because of the type of fahcore I'm running right now, which is 18. Something like a 21 may perform better... I'll keep an eye on it and post back if I don't start seeing higher numbers soon.
 

JrClocker

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Sep 25, 2015
Make sure you have the passkey entered for the quick return bonus. You'll start getting it after you have completed 10 work units without error.

Make sure you have a dedicated core per GPU.

My GTX 1080 does over 800 K PPD (I've popped over 900 K PPD, but only every once in a while).
 
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mokrunka

mokrunka

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Make sure you have the passkey entered for the quick return bonus. You'll start getting it after you have completed 10 work units without error.

What does this mean? Not sure about where to enter a passkey.
 

don256us

Uber Folding Senior
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Jul 17, 2003
A quick Google search reveals:

https://folding.stanford.edu/home/faq/faq-passkey/

:D

You do what is says, they send you an email with your passkey, and you enter it into your client.

If you are folding on multiple machines, you use the same passkey on each machine.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Yep. Once you hit the threshold, it will give you a nice boost in ppd on a regular basis. Hopefully they got you straightened out on your 100k issue. That is low on a 1080. The change they recommended is needed for the 1080, 1070, 980 and 980Ti just to name a few so I suspect they got you straightened out.
 
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mokrunka

mokrunka

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Alright, I will add the passkey when I get home from work. For now though, it's still trudging along aronud 100k ppd. I did btw restart the client after making the change earlier this morning.
 
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mokrunka

mokrunka

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Looks like you're firing on all cylinders now!

Indeed I am! Currently pulling around 750k ppd for the last few days, thanks to everyone's help here! I meant to pop back in here and give an update but I got sidetracked and forgot... haha.
 
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mokrunka

mokrunka

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Thank you! Hoping to break into the top 100 on our team in the next month or so!