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So i have a 2010 MacBook Pro 17" with an i5-540M and an GeForce GT 330M.
I recently tried folding with it and by using fahlimit (which pauses and starts F@H every x seconds) it didnt even get hot or make alot of noise. But the PPD is awefull (a little more then 500 WITHOUT using fahlimit) and there is no posibility to fold with the GPU for Mac.

But today at university i found out that i'll have to install Windows in Bootcamp becaus i need Microsoft Acces for a class next semester. (stupid school, forcing graphic design students to use windows becaus of some useless Microsoft software...)

Anyway i was wondering if i would get a higher PPD if i fold on windows with my MacBook Pro becaus now its not worth the electricity.
It would be an advantage that i can use the -smp 3 or -smp 2 tags to spare my MBP from getting hot and loud, but would i also get a higher PPD?
And would the GPU folding work then?

These might be noob questions but then again, i am a windows noob...

Grtz and Thx in advance,

CiBi
 
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The thought of folding on a MBP (without significant external cooling in place) makes me ...
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CPU doesnt reach 80°C when folding 100% for hours on end. And by limiting the folding a little it only gets arround 72/73°C
BTW, i have an Antec NC 200 at home.
 
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CPU doesnt reach 80°C
You're using fahlimit; that's not 100% usage.
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You're using fahlimit; that's not 100% usage.
No, i'm talking about when i dont use fahlimit it only gets a little under 80°C but with the fans spinning at 6000RPM its quit load.
WITH fahlimit at 70% it gets arround 73°C with the fans spinning at 3500RPM or so.
or with fahlimit at 50% it also gets 73°C but the fans only spin at 2000-2500RPM, so the noise is hardly noticable.
 
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Isn't there anyone who can answer my questions?

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So i have a 2010 MacBook Pro 17" with an i5-540M and an GeForce GT 330M.
I recently tried folding with it and by using fahlimit (which pauses and starts F@H every x seconds) it didnt even get hot or make alot of noise. But the PPD is awefull (a little more then 500 WITHOUT using fahlimit) and there is no posibility to fold with the GPU for Mac.

But today at university i found out that i'll have to install Windows in Bootcamp becaus i need Microsoft Acces for a class next semester. (stupid school, forcing graphic design students to use windows becaus of some useless Microsoft software...)

Anyway i was wondering if i would get a higher PPD if i fold on windows with my MacBook Pro becaus now its not worth the electricity.
It would be an advantage that i can use the -smp 3 or -smp 2 tags to spare my MBP from getting hot and loud, but would i also get a higher PPD?
And would the GPU folding work then?

These might be noob questions but then again, i am a windows noob...

Grtz and Thx in advance,

CiBi
 
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There are not that many people that use a Mac for folding. And even less for folding on a MacBook Pro so your venturing in new territory. The best I can guess is that your PPD without using is fahlimit is so poor is that your hitting the internal thermal limit of the cpu or labtop. Find a box fan, set the Mac on its side, and have the box fan blow at the intake vents. And then run -smp4. If that cant be done -smp2 might be your best bet.

As for is it more efficient to run window on a Mac for better PPD? I think your on your own, bud, to find out. When people do the vm thing on a Mac I have found they go to linux.

On a personal note, I am afraid to touch Mac for fear of cost of repairing the thing. Where as my HP pavilion the first thing I ask is "Where is my sledge hammer?"
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