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I recently started VMWare with Linux and when I first started it up doing ./fah6 -smp 8 I was getting a TPF of around 2:20 and that was about 30k ppd. Now at one point it stopped sending/receiving WU's until I restarted it and started it again. Now my TPF is to about 6 minutes...what could have happened? I'm at 4.7ghz and I'm not running a GPU for folding (Hurts my TPF dramatically). Anyone have any insight on why this is happening?
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Different WU? could be the average TPF just got thrown off by the downtime so check the log to get your real frame times and put them in this PPD calculator and see what you get.
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I've been using that calculator...7500 PPD for my i7...pretty much the same for all the WU's I get.

Also having my computer running F@H all day today and checking on the points today it is seriously lacking.
Edited by B-rock - 1/25/12 at 9:38pm
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Check to see if any other processes are eating up some CPU time maybe?
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Watching Netflix at the moment, but otherwise the VM is running at lowest 95%. All cores are running at 100%, it is the same with a 6992 and a 7142 from what I've seen.
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However when I go to run the command I get:

"A potential conflict was detected:

Process 951 is currently running and may also be a client with Mach. ID 1.
The program will now exit. Upon restart, this check will not be done --
You may wish to check that no client is currently running in
/usr/local/fah before restarting.

Please press any key to exit."

maybe that has something to do with it?


I figured it out! having to look up some Linux commands I was able to figure it out.


Type the following ps command to display all running process:
Code:
# ps aux | less

From there I held the down arrow until I found the task that was eating all my cpu and the name was /usr/???/fah6 then on the very left it showed a PID (Process ID). After that you hit "q" to get you to the home console and type "kill (PID#)"
Edited by B-rock - 1/25/12 at 10:24pm
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That message indicated two instances of FAH running (same client) or two attempting to run simultaneously. Do you have the client set to start as a service and you accidentally attempted to start it manually after it was already engaged?
    
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If you have powerful hardware, please make the most of it and put it to use for a good cause by FOLDING! smile.gif

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That message indicated two instances of FAH running (same client) or two attempting to run simultaneously. Do you have the client set to start as a service and you accidentally attempted to start it manually after it was already engaged?

x2, sounds like more than one instance running at once. If you're not running it as a service and having it start automatically, reboot the VM and see how it goes. thumb.gif
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