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post #11 of 15
I think with rigs that old, going to Linux would make very little difference, and which distro even more so.

The lightest OS you have access to basically.
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Originally Posted by diastole87 View Post
i have the same question, but spare rigs are a lot older

one is a old o4 deleron D socket 478 1 gig with a ati 9200 i think

the other is a bit newer amd athlon ii x3 2 gig ram and a gts 8800
The Celeron wouldn't gain anything under linux, but the x3 might gain 500-1500 PPD. However GPU folding under linux is near impossible, so you would loose 4-5k from the 8800gts.
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What I found about "which distro" is the instructions you enter into terminal for one distro will not necessairly work for a different distro. I went through Unbuntu 10.04-32/64 11.04-64 before I found an instruction set /distro match with 10.10-64. There are some important steps that need to happen at distro installation time (like change the file system version for faster uploading finished WU's) I recommend anyone that has an interest in both folding and Linux spend the time to get a distro folding, it will be time well spent figuring out small but significant problems.
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So that BSF Schedule thingy only works for Ubuntu 10.10?

GPU folding in Linux is very possible, but will give you a tremendous load of work (at least for me it did) and you can't OC the cards so effectively as in Windows.
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I worked with Grandpa to get my Ubuntu 10.10 installed and we had an issue with one 3rd party piece of software (rythmbox).It appeared at first that the issue prevented the BSF scheduler from being installed correctly but I am not seeing any of the stated symptons of no BSF (which is cpu usage fluctuations) my cpu cores sit at 100% usage,solid all the time.
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