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Originally Posted by Epona View Post
I hear it's hard to set up, but you'll get about 40k ppd if you do.
In the program there is a tick box for bigadv, is there something else that needs to be set up prior to using it then?

Was thinking of trying it out for the chimp challenge.
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post #12 of 16
No, the passkey is bonus enabled, so go ahead.

However, don't use your GPU, and you'll need to Fold at least 20hrs a day.
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Originally Posted by koven View Post
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
Oh, nice!
Its kind of out of the realm of the casual folder that needs to use windows for a period of time every day though.
I'll keep that in mind if I ever decide to build a dedicated folding rig that is capable of handling bigadv WU's.
Edited by Caleal - 5/1/11 at 2:12pm
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post #14 of 16
big adv not worth it for me on my I7 920. I get them all done on time and i stream from netflix for 4-5 hours a night and run 2 gpu clients 24/7. takes about 2 1/2 days for me but only 1 out of the 5 big adv units i have finished ever uploaded so not worth wasting the time. 3 days running and nothing to show for it sucks, just run smp takes about 3-4 hours on an I7, so when they dont upload or fail whatever, your not out many points.
post #15 of 16
I haven't had a bigadv WU fail yet, but I've had about enough of 2684 WU's, just got my 5th in a row today.
They take half a day longer on my non dedicated rig than others I have gotten, but have the same base point and bonus point multipliers.
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No failures here either just crappy severs are always down after my big adv units are done and wont upload even after 60 times trying to upload and 2 in the queue. Only one has ever uploaded for me. No problems like this for any other client just big adv. Yes the 2684 does take longer. The only unit that uploaded was supposed to be a bad unit a 6901.
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