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i have an 990x oced to 4700mhz but unstable while folding so it runs at 4500mhz while folding. i have a 6950 but not sure how to set it up. is there any tricks to push every ounce of hardware i have? i have v7 client
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With the v7 client you would want to use the advmethods tag on your GPU, see here. But the GPU even with it's better WUs will not pull enough PDD to make up for the CPU cycles it will steal from the 990x, so you're likely better off just not folding on the GPU. Are you folding bigbiadv on the CPU? That would be an increase if you aren't already doing that. But basically just bigbigadv on the CPU in a virtual machine and nothing on the GPU is the best you will be able to do PPD wise.
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im running bigadv should i use bigbigadv? my estimated ppd is 41772.19
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Yes you most certainly should be using bigbigadv. I think this is the guide you would have to use to set up a VM, but I'm not positive.I think that's what Lutro0 told me, he's the one who made that site IIRC. I've set up a VM for bigadv but not bigbigadv yet, so we might need to ask lutro0 how it's done because I need to set one up too.


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The problem I ran into was VMWare player only supports 8 cores. Same for Workstation 8.

I think someone mentioned virtual pc supports more threads. You would just follow the ubuntu guide from that point on.

I'm still trying to get it up and running. Just haven't had the time.
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kinda off topic but on the ud9 it has 7 pci express slots if you had single slot nvidia cards could you run them all as independent?
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If they fit, then yes you could. Obviously you wouldn't be running 7 way SLI but you could fold on as many GPUs as you can get recognized.

SniperX that may be why when I asked Lutro0 about bigbigadv, he pointed me towards that virtual box VM instead of the VMplayer I already use for regular bigadv. But like I said I'm not positive what needs to be done to get bigbigadv working in a VM but if anybody can get lutro0 to explain it to us then I could use that info too so I can get my hugeadv running as well. This bigadv drops in 2 hours, so maybe if we're lucky Lutro0 will come in here and teach us all a thing or two before then so I could start hugeadv today!
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can i make it use more threads would that help?
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You can also see this guide right here on OCN for procedure that uses VMware. Of course you'll need to tweak for the number of cores you've got etc.
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It should be using all of your threads, it just isn't giving you 12 thread WUs, because you aren't in linux. I've PM'd Lutro0 to come in here and give us an idiot's guide to what we need to do to get bigbigadv working for both of us.
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