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If I fold with my GTX 570 and my 1055t, should I use 5 cores for CPU and 1 for GPU or just let them do their job ?

I know for i7s it was better with -smp 7.

Also, would folding in a Linux distro in a virtual machine increases my PPD?
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I use 4 cores instead of 5. I dont think 5 works because it's a prime number and I heard there were conflicts with it.

I get 7k PPD with using only 4 cores so I can't complain. I dont think its too bad. Just go 4 to be safe.

As for the Linux question, I'm not sure. I honestly don't think you would see much of an increase. Why not just stick with 7 instead of running it in a virtual machine?
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I use 4 cores instead of 5. I dont think 5 works because it's a prime number and I heard there were conflicts with it.
Did you get a PPD boost ? Loosing 2 cores seems like a lost of PPD..
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Did you get a PPD boost ? Loosing 2 cores seems like a lost of PPD..
I don't have the PPD Boost yet because I just recently started SMP folding. It is a loss for PPD though but I run GPU2 and GPU3 as well on here. I also have my other rig sitting right next to it GPU2 folding on a 9600GT.
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I'm getting 9k PPD on a 6059 unit, sounds low to me, thats with my GPU folding too.

Only using the -smp flags with the v6 console client.
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I'm getting 9k PPD on a 6059 unit, sounds low to me, thats with my GPU folding too.

Only using the -smp flags with the v6 console client.
I'm getting 7,200k PPD on a 11021 unit with GPU2 and GPU3 folding.

I'd recommend getting the FAH Tracker V2. Works pretty well!

Heres a pic of my sig right now using it:

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Where is Z or Chris when I need them I'm at about 10k ppd on cpu right now 6059 unit. Sounds not bad with a fermi.


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post #8 of 20
Native linux!
I swear more and more keep asking about VM, must be from the old days of bigadv VM.
Go native and your PPD will increase by a nice amount.

If you are going to use the rig for browsing and other stuff the use 5 cores, if it was a dedicated box then you can get away with 6 cores folding+GPU folding and see an possibly increase.
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God damn Linux! Is BackTrack 5 alright or should I go with Ubuntu or what ever?

I hate Dual Boots!


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I haven't even updated to BT5 yet, still waiting for more feedback before I jump to it from BT4.
Never have tried to install any F@H clients on them so I cant really say much.

Ubuntu is by far the easiest to do, but if your up for a challenge try BT5 and let me know how it goes.
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