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post #111 of 144
So I decided to start folding again, albeit halfheartedly, I set up virtualbox using this guide

http://www.linuxforge.net/docs/crunching/fah-install.php

All went ok except I can't monitor it with HFM etc since I am forced to use NAT as my connection doesn't show up with bridged, anyway I don't care about that, I was just wondering if my TPF seems about right, currently working on a 6097 with a TPF of around 8:30 while using the PC for browsing and stuff too, with the V7 client in windows and the same WU the TPF was around 9:50. So it shaved off just over 1 minute switching to linux/virtualbox, does that seem about right?
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It's a little high, but on pace with your clock speed. Do you plan to fold 24/7 on that or at least 20/7? If so, join the team competition! See my signature for details! thumb.gif

 
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post #113 of 144
I can't run 24/7, or even 20/7 frown.gif Had to drop out of the GPU comp because of it a year or two back :l

My rig gets shut down most nights, I just leave it folding during the day and whenever I'm not gaming, hence me trying to get my TPF down. Good to know it's about right for 4.4ghz though smile.gif
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post #115 of 144
I am not sure what IP Address I am supposed to use. The guide says the linux image will tell me, what does that mean?
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Before you put in the:
Code:
./fah6 -verbosity 9 -bigadv -smp 12

Look above and you should see an IP address in all the text displayed.
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post #117 of 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by derickwm View Post

Before you put in the:
Code:
./fah6 -verbosity 9 -bigadv -smp 12
Look above and you should see an IP address in all the text displayed.

Well for some reason my linux vm is without graphic interface, but I just went ahead with ./fah6 -configonly and it seems to be working now.

Is there really a difference between using the VDI here or just using a blank ubuntu iso and installing FAH through that?

(This is all on my 3930k)
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post #118 of 144
Is there also a guide to what cpu is good for folding and which is better?
I can't find a decent comparison anywhere.

For example: currently I am in the proces of building a 24/7 folding pc. But no server stuff. I need to be able to sell on parts when I want to upgrade in the future plus it is also being used as a modding object. I keep hearing how Ivy Bridge runs too hot due to Intels TIM issues. If I were to choose a quad core cpu with hyperthreading (which I assume will be better that with HT for folding) I would have 3 choices. The i7 Sandy Bridge cpus which clock higher, the Sandy Bridge i7 which may clock lower but has a faster architecture and uses less power and finally the SB-E i7-3820. Which clocks higher than an 3770k I assume, but the x79 mobos are very expensive even thoughh the 3820 is less expensive but this one doesn't have a fully unlocked multi so it will need messing with the baseclock as well. Can anyone shed sme light on which of these would be best for using with folding?

Then there is the AMD 8 core Bulldozer. It has a slower architecture, eats power like mad when overclocked. But does have 8 cores. So 8 core running at 5 ghz+ must fold decent one would think. What about this one?

And of course the 6 core SB-E cpus. If I save for a long time I could afford the 3930k. I do keep reading this is a beast for folding. Is it much better than a quad core with ht? Is it worth the money? And then there is the crazy expensive 3960k. Is there anything so good about this one that people would choose it over a 3930k?

I hope someone can help me out on this.
 
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post #119 of 144
anyone tried folding in native 12.04 ubuntu? i can't get the folding client running. i also tried ubuntu 10.10, folding client runs fine but i can't get any audio with that OS. i'm about to give up folding in ubuntu
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

anyone tried folding in native 12.04 ubuntu? i can't get the folding client running. i also tried ubuntu 10.10, folding client runs fine but i can't get any audio with that OS. i'm about to give up folding in ubuntu

Currently I am sticking with folding in a 10.10 VM. When I finally get over to dual booting I might do some folding in 12.04. In a F@H VM you also don't really have to worry about audio drivers and the like.
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