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Ok. Say I have a rig like this:

Dual core.
256MB of RAM
XP Pro/Home/Media Center/anything "XP"

Two instances of folding for each core, 256MB of RAM total, plus whatever is being used for the intergrated graphics. Lets say 32MB.

What should I put when it asks for maxiumum RAM each client should use? Do I set both to the same thing, like 192/192, or would I have to do 96/96? Can I just put 256MB, or would it force programs and such to use the page file? Or would F@H dip into the page file?
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Good question Pook--I wish I knew the answer. What I can say is that 2 instances of FAH uses about 250-300mb of Page File on my rigs. And I have my memory setting for both clients at the maximum.
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I may install Windows 2003 or Windows 2000 - depending if I can find my copy of Windows 2003. Least I still have the CD Key.

Not sure if it'd make a difference or not though.

Just don't want to confuse my grandpa going from XP on his old computer (and it only had 128MB of RAM, plus 32MB for the video ) to 2003 or 2000.

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Good question Pook--I wish I knew the answer. What I can say is that 2 instances of FAH uses about 250-300mb of Page File on my rigs. And I have my memory setting for both clients at the maximum.
Hm...not that bad.
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I don't think 256 is enough ram to run 2 instances effectively. Especially with video sharing it. As far as specifying the ram usage, just leave it at the default, which will be the full capacity of the ram.

Really though, get at least 512 in there.
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How old is this pc?

I have a few 512mb sticks of SDRAM around here... CL2 266mhz modules if that would help you out.

I got them for cheap for an old system that they don't go into, so I could get rid of them for cheap if you want.
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The page file will act as regular RAM, so if FAH needs more than what is on the RAM, it will make use of the PF. Just be aware that the PF is on average 40 times slower than system RAM, so it would be a major bottleneck on performance. Id recommend 512MB minimum for dual core folding.
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I have several rigs with just 256meg ram two of which are dual cpu's servers, just make a larger page file.
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