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Edit: So many tutorials. Just trying to figure out the best way to run f@h on my 3930k and gtx 680.

Very new to f@h and I am trying to get max performance out of my pc with it. The rig is in the sig (i7 3930k, gtx 680..)

I installed the windows smp client and ran through the basic steps according to the site. But I am only using up to 20% max on my cpu. Any suggestions? And I see gpu f@h possibilities as well.

What do you guys think I should be doing here?
Edited by Outlawed - 4/30/12 at 8:49am
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Are you running unicore or SMP? I remember when I chose unicore, my CPU was only used about 20%, make sure you chose SMP because it uses all of your cores, plus gets you much better PPD
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Yep you are running unicore and not SMP. what client are you using? it should be easy to switch over to SMP.

Also have you set up a passkey? you get extra points for folding on a passkey with SMP.
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I would look into a Linux VM, which is more efficient for folding than windows. Let me dig up a link and I'll edit it in here.
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I would look into a Linux VM, which is more efficient for folding than windows. Let me dig up a link and I'll edit it in here.

AS for the linux vm I just saw a link to here for my cpu. Anything I should know when trying to set this up? Pretty much new to this whole f@h thing. Edit Briefly scanned over some install instructions on the site. It mentioned I need a optical drive which I don't have. Possible to do this on a usb?

So whats the process to switch to smp? I am running the v 6.34 smp client.

As for the passkey, I realize this is probably in one of the many tutorial threads (which I did look over) but you want to help me out and tell me how to set that up? tongue.gif

Also the gpu, I think I saw that there are ways to use this as well to process? Or is it just one or the other?

Thanks guys
Edited by Outlawed - 4/30/12 at 7:06am
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AS for the linux vm I just saw a link to here for my cpu. Anything I should know when trying to set this up? Pretty much new to this whole f@h thing. Edit Briefly scanned over some install instructions on the site. It mentioned I need a optical drive which I don't have. Possible to do this on a usb?
So whats the process to switch to smp? I am running the v 6.34 smp client.
As for the passkey, I realize this is probably in one of the many tutorial threads (which I did look over) but you want to help me out and tell me how to set that up? tongue.gif
Also the gpu, I think I saw that there are ways to use this as well to process? Or is it just one or the other?
Thanks guys

Yes that's pretty much what I was going to link you to, virtual box is as far as I know the only VM program to let you use more than 8 cores/threads so make sure to use virtual box. I haven't used that VM so I am not sure if you need a optical drive but for my VM setup I did not need one. Maybe if you do for that one you could just load up whatever they need (I assume a image of an OS) onto a USB stick instead.

I would try to go straight to a virtual machine if at all possible, rather than go from what you have now to a similar client that would load your CPU to 100% but still in windows (though the smp client should be loading you to 100%) then to a VM, just skip the middle man and work on a VM.

Here is where you can get a passkey, just input that in the appropriate field in the client you end up using.

You can fold on GPUs as well but because the 680 is so new I don't know the set up procedure off the top of my head, maybe somebody else will. I think you have to do a little reconfiguring of the client to get it to fold right now.
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post #7 of 66
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Um, I looked at that install guide here and I am reading stuff about installing over a hdd and what not.

It doesn't sound like a vm, it sounds like legitimately installing linux...
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It has instructions for native or VM, just install it in a VM using virtual box.
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http://www.linuxforge.net/docs/crunching/fah-vmware.php
This is the one you want to use. Just download the Linux image and install the VM software. Open the iso with the VMWare Player 3.0 software and configure your vm through the browser.

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usually the mobo support xmp!so if you enable xmp in bios you should have max safe setting for your stock cooled computer

Lol did you mean to post that in this thread?
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