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Large drop in PPD  

New Member Customer


So I used to get around 300k PPD on my GPU, but in the past few day I have gotten around 230k per day. I have noticed that the GPU load spikes from 0 to 100. I have tried everything from resetting my GPU clock to uninstalling F@H. I would be extremely grateful for some help.


Posted : 22/10/2016 8:03 am
Eminent Member Customer

Which GPU do you have? Spikes from 0 to 100% usage are normal. Typically usage stays at exactly 100% with perhaps sporadic brief dips down to 0% (depending on your card) and also the occasional 10-30 second period such as below:

Are any work units failing or are they just completing slower? Check your logs for warnings & errors.

Posted : 22/10/2016 12:35 pm
Trusted Member Customer

Variations in PPD are normal. Each project and work unit (WU) uses different resources, and may be slightly more or less optimized for a particular GPU. The same goes with the different cores used for different projects.

If you're really worried about it, go to the Folding Forums at and search the forums for similar issues. If you can't find the answer, open a new topic with as many specifics as possible. Reviewing the forums first will also give you an idea of the information needed.

Posted : 22/10/2016 2:42 pm