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I've been playing with VMs a lot lately. Interestingly, Xubuntu does "okay," Slackware running XFCE does better (by about 5%), and Fedora LXDE does better still (by about 12% again). Regardless of the VM, running directly from a terminal prompt does produce better results. (No surprise there.) What is surprising, however, is that even the worst VM/Linux combo (Xubuntu), 4 cores running native SMP in a Linux VM out-PPD 6 cores running native SMP in Windows. I have not tried Mint yet, but I am told Fedora LXDE is lighter, so maybe you should try that if you are still only in Windows.
I would say that fedora lxde is going to out perform mint 11 but should be about the same as the mint lxde. I still use my rig when its folding so I like how easy it is to use mint/Ubuntu the last time I tried fedora I could not for the life of me get my wireless card to work but maybe its worth another look...

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I've already got an issue yet to be addressed in Digi's guide. Until that's sorted, I can't go forward. Gonna focus on the Foldathon now and try and get some good points.

Time to go get the 9800GT out too.
What's the issue?
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12 cores are detected, and I only get normal SMP WUs. The TPF of those WUs is more than 4 times higher than in Windows. And this is at different clocks too, so it's not an unstable OC.

EDIT: "-smp 6" is being used.
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They make Ubuntu with LXDE too. It's called Lubuntu. It reminds me of back when Ubuntu was good...
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They make Ubuntu with LXDE too. It's called Lubuntu. It reminds me of back when Ubuntu was good...
And Fedora LXDe is still faster!!!!
    
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I thought you've never used it...

Also, Arch with no WM would be even faster.
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I thought you've never used it...

Also, Arch with no WM would be even faster.
Ubuntu, is inherently slower than Fedora. If both have the same Desktop Manager, Fedora will always be faster.

Yes Arch with no GUI running natively is faster
    
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OK, I think my inexperience is about to show again...

I tried to boot up with my 9800GT in the 2nd slot, but the red MemOK light started to flash, and it wouldn't boot. Tried pressing the button (having no idea what that actually did), but it didn't work until I took out the GPU.

What do?
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OK, I think my inexperience is about to show again...

I tried to boot up with my 9800GT in the 2nd slot, but the red MemOK light started to flash, and it wouldn't boot. Tried pressing the button (having no idea what that actually did), but it didn't work until I took out the GPU.

What do?
plug in the power.... and make sure its properly seated
    
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Yeah, done both.
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Yeah, done both.
take it out and fold -bigadv... youll get more ppd, less heat and less power usage that way
    
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