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I've been scouring threads but I couldn't seem to find an answer. Since -bigadv no longer works for my i7-2600k, what flag should I use to squeeze some more PPD from my CPU?

I've been getting these WUs with 30-50sec TPF with like 700 points including bonuses o_o

I also have the -advanced flag for my 560Ti is that the one I should be using?

Thanks in advance!
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You don't need any flags for either the CPU or the GPU. The CPU you just want running standard SMP or if you really want a little boost then setting up a virtual machine of linux will give you about 10%. The GPU's advmethods WUs are no longer the benefit that they once were so I would also recommend just folding the standard units for that as well.

Thanks for folding, let me know if you need any more help and be sure to sign up for the Chimp Challenge.
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I see, ok, thanks for your help!
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Juano and I constantly butt heads over this. I think that setting up a VM adds unnecessary clutter/problems to folding. If you want more points go for it! however if you are on the edge about folding and just want something quick and easy, stick to folding in windows.

As for adding flags nothing will really help you. If its not already there/not folding smp add the -smp flag. However if your CPU usage is already at 100% then you are folding SMP.


As for folding -advmethods on your GPU the point gain is debatable. While you might encounter WUs that are better point wise you might also see those that are bad point wise. My personal preference is to not fold -advmethods on my GPUs. Like I said this is personal preference as those are generally a more stable. However either way i would not expect to see an average point difference of more than a couple of hundred a day.

finally kind of curious but what work units give you about 700 points including bonus? I crunched the numbers and at the lowest time per fold of 30 seconds you are getting about 20k but that seems a little low. And at the highest TPF that is less than my 2500k. Although a 2600k should be about 1/3 higher than my 2500k maybe a bit more depending.
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I was getting 8024 WUs.
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Yea I will admit that something like the v7 client is easier for somebody to set up if left to their own devices, I obviously like it enough to have it be the guide I choose to link in my sig. I figure if I recommend a linux VM to somebody then I'm not exactly going to leave them hanging and not be there to help them set it up, and having somebody who has set up a few VMs help you through it makes the process pretty easy even for beginners, IMO anyway.
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