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Ok so I turned my left over i7-860 into a pure folding computer and I was wondering what is the best way to do it. I installed the smp version and it is only using 13 percent, is there a way to make it use anywhere from 80-100 percent?
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your probably only using 1 core, you need to fold SMP 4, and with an i7 you should probably fold bigadv, it will net you more points.

Here read this

http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...-v7-guide.html
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your probably only using 1 core, you need to fold SMP 4, and with an i7 you should probably fold bigadv, it will net you more points.

Here read this

http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...-v7-guide.html
^ This

Your best bet, if you're new to the whole folding thing is to install the GPU Tracker v2 - link It does say "GPU", but a lot of people, myself included, use it for the SMP client as well. There are loads of functions that you'll find useful.

Follow the setup guide on the site - link. Just make sure to substitute "8" in for "7" for the field where it says "Number of CPU cores to use". Leave it at 7 if you plan on doing any GPU folding as well.

Also, make sure you've folded your initial 10 SMP workunits before you start folding bigadv - you'll get the 10 done much faster, so you can start on the bigadv for big points.

Make sure you set your passkey to the one assigned my stanford and the folding team to OCN - team 37726. After that, you should be all good to go.
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your probably only using 1 core, you need to fold SMP 4, and with an i7 you should probably fold bigadv, it will net you more points.

Here read this

http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...-v7-guide.html
thanks I fallowed this and it is working much better cpu is at 100 percent. I have another question. I currently only have one gig of ram installed but according to the usage the computer isn't even using all of it, should I install more?
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thanks I fallowed this and it is working much better cpu is at 100 percent. I have another question. I currently only have one gig of ram installed but according to the usage the computer isn't even using all of it, should I install more?
when it comes to folding, i think 2gb is minimum... the timings don't matter nearly as much as the speeds... the faster the better
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well I have an extra stick but for some reason the computer just restarts randomly with both of them in there, they are different brands though. and they are 1333MHz and I can't overclock them unless I flash the motherboard which I don't want to do because it was a pain doing it to my msi motherboard so it could read the six core.
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just buy a couple gigs of ram, super cheap.
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I am upgrading my ram in my main computer so I am just going to use that ram for this computer.
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I am upgrading my ram in my main computer so I am just going to use that ram for this computer.
Great idea. Are you folding bigadv?
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Im pretty sure I am is there anyway to check?
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