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2 Quick questions from a folding newb....

1. Can the SMP and GPU clients be run on one machine without slowing each other down?

2. FAHMon is showing me at approx 3500 ppd. Tracking websites show my total at around 1650 total points after 3 or so WU's. Is this due to FAHMon calculating bonus points, even though I haven't gotten 10 WU's completed yet?

Thanks for any answers
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#1, I don't think the clients, themselves, slow each other down, but I know that folding on your GPU uses your CPU, so, in that sense, they are slowing each other down.

#2, I'm not sure about this one, sorry. Hopefully someone else can help!
 
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That was my assumption on #1. And on #2, i'm pretty sure I'm correct, but would like confirmation.
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1) That's true, to an extent. In future, if you were to do -bigadv WUs, then you would probably want to dedicate a core to your GPU client; Fermi's take a small amount of CPU usage, and for more sensitive WUs, it can cause less than maximum performance.

For a dual core, you should be fine though.

2) Correct; Fahmon includes bonus points. Also, remember that you might get different GPU WUs, with different PPD. While you might currently have a fast WU, the rest you get in the day may be a bit slower, and you might get lower PPD than the value you see in Fahmon right now.

Just a question in addition; are you Folding 24/7?
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As close to 24/7 as I can
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