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I hear it's hard to set up, but you'll get about 40k ppd if you do. Do you use your computer a lot? If so, I would say it's be better to stick with SMP because you'll just be running up against deadlines, and you don't want to miss deadlines doing bigadv. If not, I'd say ask some of the local 2500k folders and see if you can get it set up! They'll all be willing to help.
    
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I use the comp 5-7 hours a day
I won't do bigadv then. How much PPD can I expect for 24/7 SMP folding on 2500k (with the 10 WU bonuses obv.)
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Don't you need 8 threads?
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Not sure.
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post #6 of 16
Not enough threads available on that CPU, I'm afraid you are stuck with normal SMP WU's.
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You can emulate 8 threads in linux or something crazy like that can't you?
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post #8 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xero. View Post
You can emulate 8 threads in linux or something crazy like that can't you?
If so, I guess that would be the work around I've seen mentioned for bigadv folding on 6 core AMD CPU's.
It would pretty much kill his GPU folding though, so most likely would be a net PPD loss over just doing GPU+SMP4 folding in Windows.
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post #9 of 16
There is a workaround by going through Linux, but it's only possible on an i5 2500k or an AMD x6.

In response to this question, if you intent to use your computer for 5-7 hours, stick with SMP.
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caleal View Post
It would pretty much kill his GPU folding though, so most likely would be a net PPD loss over just doing GPU+SMP4 folding in Windows.
actually, running bigadv w/ linux client would yield more ppd than gpu+smp in windows ... my 5ghz 2500k is around 45k ppd w/ linux.. smp+560 in windows 7 would only be about 30k
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