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Just a couple minutes ago I finished setting up my sig rig. I guess you could call it a side grade, because I just went from an i5-2300+5850--->x4 965+H50+5850+GTS450 512MB. Anyways, I mainly did it because I felt as though this setup would yield better performance in folding and gaming after I OC it and I need some more cash and my i5-2300+ASRock P67 Pro3 would probably sell for more than my x4 965+M4A79XTD Evo.

OK, so here is what I am going to do as far as folding is concerned. I was thinking about folding on my 5850+GTS 450+x4 965. However, if I game simultaneously, would it kill my FPS? Also what client should I run for my CPU? SMP?
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I think the basic folding client only uses the available CPU cycles. Therefore, it would not steal from your games.
SMP for CPU. (I think)
    
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OK, so here is what I am going to do as far as folding is concerned. I was thinking about folding on my 5850+GTS 450+x4 965. However, if I game simultaneously, would it kill my FPS? Also what client should I run for my CPU? SMP?
Yes, use the SMP client for your CPU. It only uses CPU power that you aren't using, so gaming is not affected. However, gaming will reduce your PPD. You will likely notice a reduction in gaming performance if you fold on your 5850 and 450 while playing.
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Folding and gaming at the same time can cause lag in the game, if it's cpu intensive. A FPS drop is likely to happen.
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as stated by previous posters, fold SMP on the CPU, and you should be able to play most games without noticeable performance decrease...though the gaming WILL significantly affect your ppd. The only game I have found so far I cannot play while folding on the CPU is Guild Wars, GW does systems tests to check for failures while loading, and when folding it fails these tests.

As for the GPU, this WILL almost completely kill gaming performance. If you use the FAH GPU Tracker V2, you can set it to pause the client when it detects you are playing a game...so you can fold the GPUs when not playing.

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Folding and gaming at the same time can cause lag in the game, if it's cpu intensive. A FPS drop is likely to happen.
I believe not because I think Folding only uses available CPU cycles... not stealing them from games...
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