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0bit that's what it was set to before when I was getting bad CPU usage drops so we were going to try 12, they still stuck around at setting 12 cores in the web config. Trying SMP7 now and because my CPU now should be at less than 100% based on those settings I can't judge usage from that anymore so going off of my temperatures and power draw according to HWMonitor it looks like SMP7 is running cooler and using less power than SMP 8 but more consistently. SMP8 with the bad usage was running at between 62C and 73C but SMP 7 is running at between 62C-64C and using about 90 watts compared to 80-95 watts.

I don't think this is a solution though, I personally believe that I should be able to run it on all cores with the GPU but regardless of that I know that I should be able to run hugeadv on all cores better than I was without the GPU, people in the TC are doing so. So while this may or may not be an improvement I do not think this addresses whatever was the cause of my problems.

I'd really like to get some help from people in the TC that are running a hugeadv VM on a 2600k so I can copy their settings, even if I have to change VMs or methods or whatever I just want something that works as it should and I'm sure there are 2600ks in the TC running hugeadv in a VM that have got it working.

Lutro0 what is the packet size in the web config? In the VMware I had before I was told to set those to small but you set them to normal.
Edited by juano - 10/14/11 at 10:00am
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Well my TC 2600k runs native, so I can't directly address your questions, I would take a look at what else you have running in the windows install. On my 930 machine which runs bigadv in a VM, even having realtemp open causes the same sort of fluctuating cpu usage. If you have anything at all running, like steam, logmein/TV, A/V software, etc.. shut it all down and see if your situation improves.
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Mach1 I do agree that 8gb is the right recommendation for a VM folder. I do still think that for a dedicated folder that 4gb is fine don't you?
Yes, I have one 2600K dedicated Linux running 4GB and it works just fine.
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Well my TC 2600k runs native, so I can't directly address your questions, I would take a look at what else you have running in the windows install. On my 930 machine which runs bigadv in a VM, even having realtemp open causes the same sort of fluctuating cpu usage. If you have anything at all running, like steam, logmein/TV, A/V software, etc.. shut it all down and see if your situation improves.
I suppose I will try that but the only thing running once I stopped the GPU folding was HWmonitor and HFM and neither of them showed any CPU usage in task manager. I can't imagine that every one that runs a hugeadv VM is forced to either put up with TPFs of 72+ minutes on a 6903 (which is right on the border of not getting bonus points) or not use the computer at all, because as I mentioned it still did this when the machine was left alone for 6 hours with only HWmonitor, HFM and task manager running. If that were the case it might as well be a dedicated machine and just run it native, so I can't imagine that is the problem.

I want to try your guide next though if I can't troubleshoot this install digi but if I set up as per your guide in a VM do I still need a free HDD or atleast partition or would the VM make it's own partition? Because I want to get this working but I don't want to have to reformat and reinstall window again to get a free partition available but I also don't want to lose the info off my boot disc. So is that a requirement for your guide or if you don't mess anything up can a separate partition be avoided?
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Yes, I have one 2600K dedicated Linux running 4GB and it works just fine.
I agree with this. Back in the day (last week) I folded in native linux with only 4gb also. I don't remember ever seeing the memory usage above 2.7gb. I had the system monitor open constantly.
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I want to try your guide next though if I can't troubleshoot this install digi but if I set up as per your guide in a VM do I still need a free HDD or atleast partition or would the VM make it's own partition? Because I want to get this working but I don't want to have to reformat and reinstall window again to get a free partition available but I also don't want to lose the info off my boot disc. So is that a requirement for your guide or if you don't mess anything up can a separate partition be avoided?
If your running in a VM you won't need a spare drive or partition. VMware player will create sorta like a fake partition, within a file on the Win7 partition so no worries there. I'd suggest you allocate 20GB to the VM when your setting it up. VM ware gives you the option to do an automatic installation of the OS, or I think the choice says "I will install the OS myself later" be sure you pick that one, so that you can specify EXT3 file system. Setup a roughly 2-3GB swap area and the rest as a normal EXT3 system and it should all work out fine.

Be sure to let me know if you need any help getting it goin

p.s. - one day I will actually update the guide with more specific steps for a VM, I basically wrote it addressing a native install, but it's relatively the same once you have a VM environment properly configured.
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