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Heya,

I'm looking to get back into folding, but am wondering if there's a client out there that uses low CPU or GPU usage. I don't wanna have my rig running all the time at full or high usage all the time.

Or is it possible to adjust the usage of the folding client within it's settings?

Thanks
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Heya,

I'm looking to get back into folding, but am wondering if there's a client out there that uses low CPU or GPU usage. I don't wanna have my rig running all the time at full or high usage all the time.

Or is it possible to adjust the usage of the folding client within it's settings?

Thanks

the usage can indeed be adjusted within the clients, I'm not the expert though so may be one of the other gurus can direct you as to how best to do it.
 
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the usage can indeed be adjusted within the clients, I'm not the expert though so may be one of the other gurus can direct you as to how best to do it.
Ah thanks

Guess I'll have to download and take a look.
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post #4 of 10
If you're running the console client, when you initially run it, one of the config options will be:

CPU usage requested (5-100) [100]? ...

Enter whatever % of the CPU you wish to utilise for folding.
post #5 of 10
^^ Incorrect. I'm fairly certain that doesn't work anymore.

Instead, when adding the "-smp" flag, you can use "-smp x", where x is the number of cores being used. You can use that to only use a certain number of cores, leading to lower CPU usage.
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post #6 of 10
Well, turns out you're partly right.

I just set mine to 50, and it used 90% of my CPU
Set it to 5, and it used 84%



So yeah, sorry that doesn't work, but you can indeed choose how many cores to fold on, with the -smp x flag.
post #7 of 10
Doesn't work at all for me in v7 either.
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Pfft; I shoulda known you'd be using v7. Noob
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Gotta keep it for testing.
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post #10 of 10
Set SMp 2 flag as already suggested for CPU and set a low clocks profile for GPU to fold with, only option for now that i know of. Or use the CPU unicore client, that will only work with a single core of your Phenom, leaving the others with plenty of room for other things
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