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So i installed the CPU client recently for Win and has been folding for two days, but the statistics don't show up on the site and was wondering why. Folding for overclock.net team with the same nickname.
Edited by lurker2501 - 8/16/12 at 11:29am
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Where are you checking your stats? It will take a bit to show up on EOC and you have to apply for your post bit on this site after 10 WUs or 50,000 points (don't quote me on that).



Nevermind: your on EOC

http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=620568


http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=userpage&username=lurker2501

Edit again:
Make sure you have a passkey and its entered into your client if your running on your CPU. You will get alot more points once the quick return bonus starts (after 10 work units)
Edited by silvrr - 8/16/12 at 6:20am
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Ok I just checked and the statistics finally appeared, btw what client would you recommend for best results? Currently using SMP Multicore client
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I have been waiting for someone to jump in but since no one has Ill give my .02.

Windows and V7 is by far the easiest. V6 in windows isn't very hard just a few things to work around.

Running a VM in windows and running either V7 or V6 is a bit harder as you have the VM and linux (unless your familiar with it) to deal with. Starting the client in windows is a few clicks. Getting the VM running, Linux running and finally the client running just takes longer.

Running native linux is the best with the v6 client, however, many don't want to give up the windows environment if they don't have a dedicated rig.


Keep an eye on this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1293912/ubuntu-12-04-dedicated-client-v7
Elchucko is doing something very right and is dominating the competition with his setup and tweaks. Although I haven't seen any actual numbers out of it yet.

I haven't seen any recent numbers for Windows vs. VM vs. Native Linux so I can't say what each step gains you. This was the hard and fast rule as linux used to allow you different WUs over windows so it was a no brainer. With all the 2500Ks and 2600Ks back on SMP now Im not sure if its so cut and dry.
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Can I use GPU and CPU clients simultaneously and will it affect overall system performance?
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Can I use GPU and CPU clients simultaneously and will it affect overall system performance?

I actually just asked this a few days ago. If you run both simultaneously the GPU will take away one of your CPU cores and your CPU PPD will suffer. This is what I got from the discussion.
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Folding on your GPU will slow down your CPU folding a bit as the GPU will use some CPU cycles while folding. However, your 2500K and 570 could put out some nice points together.

For CPU folding I never really noticed the differnce when doing tasks like browsing or using office applications. Editing photos I noticed a slight slowdown but not bad. The FAH client takes a low priority and gets in line behind your other tasks when needed.

GPU folding I have had issues with, I get laggy actions sometimes with screens or pop up notifications in windows. The client should take a lower priority there too but I never got it to work right. Thats assuming your working (displaying) off the folding card. I folding on my GTX 460 and run my display off a 5450. The GTX folds super consistent and doesn't effect the rest of my system.

Hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by Humafold View Post

I actually just asked this a few days ago. If you run both simultaneously the GPU will take away one of your CPU cores and your CPU PPD will suffer. This is what I got from the discussion.

It doesn't actually take away a CPU core it just shares CPU cycles with the CPU FAH client so it suffers in PPD a bit. (for nvidia cards, ATI is a whole other thing) With my 460 running im seeing 3-4% on a single core at any given time in open hardware monitor.
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What about using default client with CPU/GPU clients performance wise?
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