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Took a break for a while, what with moving to a new city and all, but I got tired of always seeing 0 on my greyed-out stats at Extreme Overclocking (yes, for some strange reason, I check in there every day ).

Besides, I just noticed that there's a team called Big Bang Theorists; how did I miss that?!

A couple of questions to help me get reacquainted:
1. Is the 6.34 client still in use, or are there more optimized clients now? v7?
2. Also, if I want to get the ginormous bigadv units, is Linux the only way to go?

In any case, I have returned, more conspicuous than ever.
    
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Welcome back veblen!

IIRC, v7 isn't more optimized than 6.34, so no problems to keep using the older client.
-hugeadv requires a Linux install i'm afraid, but since core_A5.exe is much more efficient in Linux (or at least i was told so, or messed up things said to me ), this souldn't be an issue
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1) No need to use v7 yet, unless you have an AMD GPU. Use v6.34 for now.
2) Actually, since you have 12 threads anyway, you could use Windows. However, the benfits of Linux mean you'd be foolish to not use a VM at least.

3) You still up for joining a team? I need a Fermi.
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Haven't you said that 6903/04 untis were only available for Linux client? Or did i messed that up?
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Thanks, matroska and zodac.

Looks like tomorrow will be a day of mass Linux installations.

Does a GTS 450 count? And am I wedded to a single team?
    
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Haven't you said that 6903/04 untis were only available for Linux client? Or did i messed that up?
I dunno... that's what I believed, then a couple of people said that it was in Windows now too...

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Thanks, matroska and zodac.

Looks like tomorrow will be a day of mass Linux installations.

Does a GTS 450 count? And am I wedded to a single team?
GTS 450 would count (though I'd like that 580 a bit more ). And yes, you'd be with a single team, unless you decide to part and move to another.

You'd still be Folding for OCN, of course.
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GTS 450 would count (though I'd like that 580 a bit more ). And yes, you'd be with a single team, unless you decide to part and move to another.

You'd still be Folding for OCN, of course.
It's out of commission at the moment but rest assured it will be brought into the fold.

Indeed! Folding for OCN is what counts. What team would that be?
    
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I'm thinking he could run linux in a VM, used the 6.34 client, and he would get hugeadvs. Some overhead, but he's got a 980X at 4.5Ghz! He can handle it!

Definitely go hugeadv if you can...you can get more than 90k ppd that way! Only maybe 55k ppd on standard bigadvs (they dropped the points a few months ago). I just dropped a wu 6904 hugeadv...took me a bit over 4 days to fold...got 380k for it!
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It would be Team 13, but I need to make sure with the captain first. Doing a bit of reshuffling right now.
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I'm thinking he could run linux in a VM, used the 6.34 client, and he would get hugeadvs. Some overhead, but he's got a 980X at 4.5Ghz! He can handle it!

Definitely go hugeadv if you can...you can get more than 90k ppd that way! Only maybe 55k ppd on standard bigadvs (they dropped the points a few months ago). I just dropped a wu 6904 hugeadv...took me a bit over 4 days to fold...got 380k for it!
Thanks for chiming in, sstnt! I'll try and set that up right now.

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It would be Team 13, but I need to make sure with the captain first. Doing a bit of reshuffling right now.
Sounds good, Z. Keep me posted.
    
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