Page 4 of 24

(SOLVED) Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:08 pm
by 900i
Hi to one and all, Hope I find you all well. Have just fitted A second user Asus Gtx 950 to my Folding rig and was wondering what piece of software you use to monitor card temps ?

OK had a quick google and have now solved it myself.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:14 pm
by greerd
Hey 900i,

What I do is have a dedicated Workspace for my fah stuff, like FAHControl, Nvidia settings, and a terminal running a python script that displays the Nvidia fan speed and temperature as well as controlling the fan. I also have the psensor applet installed. So I can view the temperature via Nvidia Settings, the terminal, or psensor. One of these days I'll add it to conky too.

Good luck with the 950, that should boost your ppd!

Cheers and happy folding.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:32 pm
by 900i
greerd wrote:So I can view the temperature via Nvidia Settings,
Yep, thats how I am checking up on it.

Thanks greerd.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:27 pm
by Citizen229
I dont know what happened. My crappy card has been posting some good TPF. Sunday I tore down my rig and cleaned it out. I smoke, so needless to say there was ALOT of dust in their. With a fresh windblows install, and using only the drivers that came with my video card. The only major difference is the "stock" OC on the card is now stable.It came Oc'd at 1080 versus base of 1000. Its not much. But a 3300 base, 24k bonus is TPF at 2 mins 34 secs. This is a major drops for the 3 mins 9 secs they have been doing the last month. Maybe I am just in a good streak of project WUs. I wouldnt think 80 mhtz would make that much of a difference.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:30 pm
by Citizen229
I just scored a gtx 1060 6gig for $160. going to pick it up sat. double my PPD and half the wattage. Yum.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:34 pm
by Citizen229
ok I cant seem to install the debian package for the advanced control center. So I cannot set up a gpu slot. Im on 18.1 xfce and fully updated. It gives the message "Error Dependancy is not satisfyable: Python-support (>=0.90.0)

Edit:spoke too soon think I got it.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:54 pm
by Citizen229
ok its up and running estimated 369kppd :D. Is there a utility for clock control?

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 1:27 pm
by 900i

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 3:44 pm
by Citizen229
heh coolbits. Last time I used that was with my ti4200 and 275 gtx. Thats how long it has been since Ive had an nvidia card.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 3:59 pm
by greerd
Citizen229 wrote:heh coolbits. Last time I used that was with my ti4200 and 275 gtx. Thats how long it has been since Ive had an nvidia card.
Congrats on the new card, I've been getting this 'sinking' feeling lately. I thought I could give mr_raider a run but it must be my older cores. I've just set the OC to +100 and am now running around 1391 MHz. I've also set 'next-unit-percentage' to 100 which should grab a few more points, we'll see what happens.
Note that the coolbits have changed since you last used them, set it to '12' and you get both OC and fan control.

Cheers

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:18 pm
by Citizen229
So where is this xorg.config file so I can enable coolbits?

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:35 pm
by greerd
Should be /etc/X11/xorg.conf, here's the pertinent section:

Code: Select all

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    BoardName      "GeForce GTX 970"
    Option         "Coolbits" "12"
If there isn't a xorg.conf file, create it from within the [EDITED for accuracy]'Nvidia Settings > X Server Display Configuration > Save to X Configuration File'[END EDIT], which should create the file.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 4:55 pm
by Citizen229
ok so what is the magic password to be able to save the clock over/under since there is no save button like on the fan setting?

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:06 pm
by greerd
All I did was put in a number, I'm not sure if it will survive a reboot. Also I got greedy the first time, entered 200 and watched my WU crash, so I set FAHControl to Finish, then added a 100 OC and started folding again, seems to be working OK.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:13 pm
by Citizen229
i put in a number and there is no apply button. Nor does the clock speed change. restarting the nvidia settings, resets it back to 0. This card is an OC card from the factory. Its clocking 1974 max. I should be able to get near 2100.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:14 pm
by 900i
As far as I know it doesn't save the settings for the O/C only the fan speed. GTX950 1239Mhz standard up to 1398Mhz O/C, Fan speed at 41% and temp 66 Deg C

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:15 pm
by 900i
Put say +200 in the box and press return.

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:19 pm
by 900i
If you think about it, if the O/C was kept over from reboots and you put too high a value in then your system may never boot up. Maybe!

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 8:50 pm
by mr_raider
greerd wrote:
Citizen229 wrote:heh coolbits. Last time I used that was with my ti4200 and 275 gtx. Thats how long it has been since Ive had an nvidia card.
Congrats on the new card, I've been getting this 'sinking' feeling lately. I thought I could give mr_raider a run but it must be my older cores. I've just set the OC to +100 and am now running around 1391 MHz. I've also set 'next-unit-percentage' to 100 which should grab a few more points, we'll see what happens.
Note that the coolbits have changed since you last used them, set it to '12' and you get both OC and fan control.

Cheers
What's your CPU?

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:16 pm
by greerd

Code: Select all

$ inxi -C
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7 920 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 2668 MHz 1: 2133 MHz 2: 2668 MHz 3: 1600 MHz 4: 1600 MHz
           5: 1600 MHz 6: 1600 MHz 7: 1733 MHz 8: 1733 MHz