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Just looking for some insight. I am running client v7 with a i7 920 @ 4.1 smp 7, and a hd 7970. I made some adjustments and my stats ppd has been around 20k-28k although my 24hr at this point on eoc is only 12.5k. Should I run smp 6 for the gpu? Should I bother with the gpu at all? I have -advmethods and -max-packet-size big flags on my cpu. Looking at 28k as I write. Thanks.
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I just checked the actual graphs and details page at EOC and I am did just under 24k in the last 24 hours. That is about as good as it is going to get until gpu3 is finished for amd cards isn't it?
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The are a few changes I might make if I were you. First and most importantly is to add the client type advanced to your GPU folding slot as shown here, that change you can do while everything is still folding. Other possible changes that you would have to finish your current WUs before doing would be a virtual machine of linux for your CPU to fold in which is about 10% better than windows for CPU folding. Lastly I would probably change to SMP 6 but not only for your GPU, because it's probably doing fine with just one core given to it, but because there are some WUs that will outright fail if they are folded on an odd number of cores, that's why you see when you edited your SMP CPUs from the auto setting of SMP 8 down to SMP 7 that it mentioned to make that number an even number.

So let me know if you think you want to just change your current folding inside of windows down to SMP 6 or if you want to set up a VM to fold SMP 6 in linux and I can help you do either of those if needed. But just remember to finish your current WU (ask me if you need to know how to do this) before changing to SMP 6 or setting up a VM.

Also please try to avoid double posting like that, if you have new information to add you can edit it into your first post by clicking the pencil button next to the red flag in the bottom left of your post. smile.gif
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Great. Thanks for the advice. I changed my client-type for the gpu, and will adjust the smp once my current WU finishes. I use my rig for gaming and other stuff and really have no experience with Linux, although it sounds interesting. Sorry about the double post, I knew about edit just goofed it! redface.gif
Is linux something I can set up while still running in my windows bubble?
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Great. Thanks for the advice. I changed my client-type for the gpu, and will adjust the smp once my current WU finishes. I use my rig for gaming and other stuff and really have no experience with Linux, although it sounds interesting. Sorry about the double post, I knew about edit just goofed it! redface.gif
Is linux something I can set up while still running in my windows bubble?

Yes it is. The linux virtual machine runs basically like any other program, you honestly could mistake it for a regular program if you didn't know better. Only way it would have any effect on your gaming is that you will have to pause folding for gaming more often. With windows folding you can sometimes get away with folding on the CPU while you game, but the linux VM will interfere more often if it's run while gaming.

This post of mine should have the correct set up for your needs and plenty of detail to give you an idea of what you're getting into. If you have any questions just post back here and I'll help you out. smile.gif
Edited by juano - 4/26/12 at 6:17pm
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I should only set up 6 cores in linux right?
My WU is done in 2 min.
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Yep. This link should go to the actual post I meant it to instead of just the top of that thread.
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Do I need the wmware player to run this linux64_FAH.vmdk folder? Which one should I download? I created an account at vmware and see a variety of players. Do I want the one to run on vista, or the Linux version since that is where I am creating the virtual machine? Also, When I try to unzip the files with winRAR I get 5 errors for the 5 files.
Edited by bennyhaha812 - 4/26/12 at 6:27pm
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