No problem and we can just thread crap this thread, all it is now is a running tally of how bad of a job BWG is doing.
Here's what you'll want to do. We are going to be using a Virtual Machine of Linux (VM). A VM will give the folding work a more direct access to your CPU because Linux is a less bloated and overall better OS for folding with none of the downsides of a native Linux OS, it runs just like any other folding program would. This is the guide
for a Linux VM that I use and recommend, it's very easy to follow. First you will want to go into your BIOS and enable virtualization, this should be in the advanced tab of your BIOS under "CPU configuration" it will be called "Intel Virtualization Technology" and look similar to this
, switch that to enable and then press F10 to save the change and exit. Then you just follow the guide as normal until you get to the web configuration part of the guide. At this point we want to make a few changes from the "base set of options" shown on the screenshot in the guide. Right click and open my screenshot at the bottom of this post in a new tab to see full size
the settings appropriate for you. You want those exact settings except for putting in your own folding name and passkey, leave the primary DNS I blacked out to it's default. Once you have those settings and hit submit your VM will reboot and then start folding. To monitor it's progress the monitoring program HFM
is recommended, to set it up to monitor your VM follow step 7 of the guide
but just replace the log folder address with the one shown in your VM window.
As I mentioned it's probably best to just not fold on the GPU unfortunately. That's because the work units that the AMD GPUs fold use up a significant amount of CPU resources which then in turn slow down your CPU's folding. For example you might expect around 20K points per day (PPD) out of the 2500k at 4.8GHz but with the AMD GPU folding the CPU would be knocked down to around 12K while the GPU folds 9-10K so it's just not worth the extra power consumption and heat produced for such a small gain in my opinion.
If you are wondering this
is how you sign up to have your folding info displayed under your username. Here is the link to the foldathon
that just started and runs for the next 48 hours which you can sign up for here
, and I would appreciate if you would put my username as your referrer.
Let me know if you run into any trouble or need any more help getting things set up. Edited by juano - 3/19/12 at 10:59am