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If that's the case, then the increase in kernel efficiency would not be worth it. redface.gif
If it's a dedi, you could always just use the iso version of the aforementioned image though.

"dedi" meaning dedicated?

If I were to buy a $600 cpu to fold, I would hope to have a better idea on how to do it. Or buy a $150cpu and spend the other $450 on GPUs, to have a higher output. Gaming doesn't put this CPU to use, so I think folding is a good option to up my power bill!!!

So, if I'm not running dedicated, how should I set up the VM? If I run a Linux VM and fold, will my other programs still get the priority >folding?

Right now I can fold all my cores using FAH tracker V2, and play games at full tilt if I disable folding on my GPU.
 
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"dedi" meaning dedicated?
If I were to buy a $600 cpu to fold, I would hope to have a better idea on how to do it. Or buy a $150cpu and spend the other $450 on GPUs, to have a higher output.

You'll get much much more PPD with a $600 cpu then a $150 cpu and $450 worth of GPUs. Especially if you use native Linux.
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You'll get much much more PPD with a $600 cpu then a $150 cpu and $450 worth of GPUs. Especially if you use native Linux.

this,

you also use alot less power...

Note: Folding on a GPU/s impacts on the PPD of your CPU as well
Edited by Ishinomori - 2/22/12 at 2:46am
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You'll get much much more PPD with a $600 cpu then a $150 cpu and $450 worth of GPUs. Especially if you use native Linux.

So 4 460s < 3930k?
 
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So 4 460s < 3930k?

Depends with the new WUs that were just released my 460 went from 12k-15k ppd. So 4 460s would net 60k at least in the short term since who knows how long these WUs will last. However as for power consumption I would say dont go with the 460s. They might be efficient as far as GPUs but they are still power hungry
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A 3930k on native Ubuntu 10.10 will get you around100-140k ppd depending on the overclock if doing -bigadv.
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If it were in my budget to build a $1000 24/7 folding rig I would... The sig rig was barely in budget for now.

But back to a question that was missed. With a VM running Linux and folding my CPU, will I be able to give other programs the priority over the folding? I would like to run 24/7 and just never touch it, but I can only do that if it throttles back the folding while I game/capture/edit ect.
 
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If it were in my budget to build a $1000 24/7 folding rig I would... The sig rig was barely in budget for now.
But back to a question that was missed. With a VM running Linux and folding my CPU, will I be able to give other programs the priority over the folding? I would like to run 24/7 and just never touch it, but I can only do that if it throttles back the folding while I game/capture/edit ect.

I think it may depend a little. My results with a VM were not stellar with sharing resources. It was not bad just some general lagging of the system that caused enough trouble for me to not like using it. However that could well be only my experience as I have not heard anyone else complaining about it.
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I think it may depend a little. My results with a VM were not stellar with sharing resources. It was not bad just some general lagging of the system that caused enough trouble for me to not like using it. However that could well be only my experience as I have not heard anyone else complaining about it.

Right now I can fold/stream/game with out noticing any lag, and I don't really want to give that up for a 50% folding performance boost because I will be gaming daily.
 
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Right now I can fold/stream/game with out noticing any lag, and I don't really want to give that up for a 50% folding performance boost because I will be gaming daily.

50% seems a bit high to me. I think that the windows client manages to throttle back on demand extremely well. To well in fact because I do notice a huge dip in PPD with any program open. about 5-10% cpu usage in other things seems to translate to about 25% reduction in folding.

I would say give the VM a chance your experience might be loads better as opposed to mine as I have the minority opinion. In my case I think it adds complications and I cant get my mouse and keyboard to work in VMware right through a KVM. A pain to have to go through logmein to access my server that is two feet away. Also kind of annoying how remote desktop screws up GPU folding....but that's a rant for another time.
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