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Is a TPF of 34min okay on a windows client with an i7 930 at 3.8GHz on a 2685 WU okay? I stopped my GPU and gained about 5 min per frame. The GTX480 was pulling anywhere from 15-17k by itself. Not sure which way to go.
Fear not, I have the map and know which way to go. Go over to http://www.bitsum.com/prolasso.php and download lasso. Then you go into config and add -smp 7 and -bigadv. Then use lasso to lock core your gpu folding core to one of the threads on your hottest core and cpu folding core to the other 7 threads and you win the game and get a million points.
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A bit into that role playing are ya? :-) Thanks for the info. I'll take a look. Only reason I didn't want to run -smp7 is that the GPU doesn't take the full resources of a single core. 15-20% max.
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A bit into that role playing are ya? :-) Thanks for the info. I'll take a look. Only reason I didn't want to run -smp7 is that the GPU doesn't take the full resources of a single core. 15-20% max.
It doesn't take up a whole core, but it does get in the way of the smp client and slows it down more than if you keep them separated. On my 930 if I run them all together I get about 30k out of the -bigadv, with 7 cores and keeping them separate I get 34k.
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Of course you can run bigadv Just read my guide here to set it up, my i5 gets 42k PPD on bigadv @ 4.8 Ghz.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ive-linux.html
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I've done 6 bigadv for the CC with my 2 I7s (3 each) and they were clocked @ 3.8 giving between 28000 and 30000 ppd. I always finished them with plenty of time left before the deadline.

Bottom line, 4 GHz on Bloomfield is not really mandatory for bigadv.
 
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FAH Tracker says you have 6 days from the time of the WU download. Can always try. I get them done in 2 days or so depending on much gaming I do.
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