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I've been happily folding using the v7 Windows client for a while, but I had some time to burn today and want to be eligible for the bigadv WUs so I followed the guide posted here to set up a Linux folding VM. The setup worked perfectly, including the 12-core setting, but it is looking like my PPD will actually drop from where they were in the v7 windows client. In windows my 3960x is pulling somewhere around 30k PPD, but in Linux it dropped to around 15k. The WU I got on the Linux client was a 6097 and in windows I've been getting mostly 7647s. Is this normal, or did I just get unlucky on the first WU in Linux?

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Anyone have any thoughts?
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think for big wu's need 16 core now, not sure though, at least to finish by deadline. in linux virtualbox i get about 30-35k ppd on my 3770k with 6097,98,99 mostly. i run with ./fah6 -bigadv -smp 8
     
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Which guide did you follow? It kinda sounds like you aren't using vbox but your using vmware?

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Which guide did you follow? It kinda sounds like you aren't using vbox but your using vmware?

me or op?
     
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I used this one: http://www.overclock.net/t/1259412/win-7-how-to-get-140k-plus-ppd-from-your-overclocked-3930k-on-windows-7/0_100

I am using VBox, and everything does seem to run correctly, it just seems like the PPD are a huge step down from what I get in the windows v7 client. Obviously the windows client is quite a bit less hassle to manage during the day when I'm also working on the computer, so unless there is a tweak that I'm missing to up the PPD through the Linux/VBox combo I'm thinking I'll just using the windows client... Am I missing something?
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Originally Posted by mindracer View Post

I used this one: http://www.overclock.net/t/1259412/win-7-how-to-get-140k-plus-ppd-from-your-overclocked-3930k-on-windows-7/0_100
I am using VBox, and everything does seem to run correctly, it just seems like the PPD are a huge step down from what I get in the windows v7 client. Obviously the windows client is quite a bit less hassle to manage during the day when I'm also working on the computer, so unless there is a tweak that I'm missing to up the PPD through the Linux/VBox combo I'm thinking I'll just using the windows client... Am I missing something?

 

Can you post some screen shots of your vm settings and the client.cfg (hide your passkey)

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Sure, here are the two screens:



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mindracer, looks good. I only have 4gb more ram set aside to be used, but honestly prob never gonna need it, and 8 more MB for video, once again, nothing special lol

how long have you let the VM linux run? and do you track with hfm?

only cause you may not be getting the bonus points yet if you havent let the linux VM run long enough, prob a week. Once mine is chugging for a few days straight 24/7, starts exponentially gaining more ppd.
     
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Thanks for the confirmation... The vm crashed my computer hard while folding overnight, so I think I'm going to go back to the windows client while I tweak my OC over the next couple days.

I let the VM run for a couple days, tracking with HFM, and the numbers were pretty consistently what I mentioned above. I may go back to the VM client in a few days, but I'm a little leery of the lost folding time if there are any further issues.

Things to think about... thinking.gif
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