Originally Posted by ttaylor0024
Unless they changed it, you have to have at least 8 virtual cores (4 cores w/ hyperthreading). The i5 doesnt have hyperthreading. You will just have to use normal SMP.
If you want to fold bigadv with your 2500K, you can! Usually it requires an OC of at least 4.6Ghz and at least 20hrs folding per day, but it can be done. There are some great guides on how to do this if you're interested...
You will have to set up a F@H client in linux, however. You can do this through a Virtual Machine inside the Windows environment (my choice). Or, you can set it up through a native linux install. The reason for this is that the Pande Group wants Quad cores to run SMP. 8 cores (virtual or physical) are allowed to run bigadv units and 6 core/12thread processors and above are meant to crunch the "big" bigadv units. Through Linux you can 'trick' the OS into reporting that you have 8 or 12 cores, thus allowing you to download units you might not otherwise be able to access.
The Pande Group doesn't really take into account overclocking, so they don't want stock 2500's running bigadv units, whereas a heavily OC'd 2500K folding 20+hrs a day will crunch through one no problem.Edited by DeltaUpsilon - 10/10/11 at 7:28pm