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Hey guys, I have decided to fold on my sig rig. I overclocked it back to 4.8GHz and can't seem to find my stable overclock settings for that clock. I was wondering if there is some kind of penalty in case it turned out not to be stable at current 1.384V and when would be the best time to switch over to bigadv? Thanks!
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A failed/unstable OC can result is failed WUs...which is bad.

Bump up your voltage to 1.4 and see if it's stable? Either way, you should make sure it's stable before starting folding.

Bigadv right now is a little sketchy as they are slowly moving things over. One, you have to fold in Linux to get bigadv units, two, after the update rolls through you may not be able to complete them with a 2600k.

Thanks for folding thumb.gif make sure you sign up for the February Foldathon biggrin.gif Put me in the reference box rolleyes.gif
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If it's not stable you will lose the unit and all that time and the unit is wasted. You don't get penalised though but I believe if you don't complete something like 80% of the work units assigned to you then you no longer qualify for bonus points. If you wish to switch to bidadv I would suggest folding SMP for a few days first as a stability test.
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I currently am folding in SMP, I'm not sure this oc is solid but its already done 54% hopefully it's stable, I'd hate to be doing work for no reason. Whats going on with bigadv? Is it not going to support the 2600k? I don't mind installing linux is there a flavor preference when it comes to folding?
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Ubuntu 10.10 is the most common.

Bigadv currently still accepts 2600ks with a decent OC and core hack, however it is being updated and deadlines are getting shorter so only higher end computers can complete them. SR-2 with 2 hexacore processors pretty much being the minimum.
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Oh, okay. In that case would it just be better to stick to smp for 24/hr folding?
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I would be tempted to considering all the trouble it can be to setup and the change can happen any day. In saying that I did just setup 2 2600K's the other day with the core hack for a nice 165k ppd thumb.gif
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Oh, okay. In that case would it just be better to stick to smp for 24/hr folding?

You'll get quite a bit more points from folding bigadv. Nobody knows for sure when it will change. Just to announce the changes Stanford was a month late so it could be a while still before bigadv changes. If it's worth it to you to spend time on something that in possibly a week or possibly a month could be pointless, then go ahead. SMP will be more consistent though redface.gif
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You'll get quite a bit more points from folding bigadv. Nobody knows for sure when it will change. Just to announce the changes Stanford was a month late so it could be a while still before bigadv changes. If it's worth it to you to spend time on something that in possibly a week or possibly a month could be pointless, then go ahead. SMP will be more consistent though redface.gif

Okay, thank you. I appreciate it!
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Yes np and glad to have you on the folding team biggrin.gif

Remember, sign up for the Foldathon wheee.gif
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