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[Windows] noob wanting to optimize my F@H client

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Been reading all day, and getting more confused smile.gif im not any good at computers...

I have a laptop with :

Intel(R)_Core(TM)_i7-3610QM_CPU_@_2.30GHz(8 cpu)
8 Gigs of ram
Nvidia GT 640M graphic card
Intel HD Graphics 4000 -card(motherboard card?)

and a windows 8.

I get around 16000 PPD, and i would like to maximise it, but dont know how, what can i do?
Or is it the most i can get from my machine?
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Firstly, welcome to OCN! thumb.gif
I hope you'll find the community here friendly and helpful.

One easy thing to do would be to enable downloading of WUs before completion through the "next-unit-percentage" flag. F@H suggests 99% as the value. Check out zodac's post about flags to learn how to do this. [LINK] I would probably ignore the rest of the tags. Something you might consider is decreasing the SMP priority to allow the GPU client to munch as much as possible.

You could also look into running linux in a virtual machine, but it's debatable how much you would benefit from it. I'm not the most knowledgeable on the subject, but the next-unit-percentage should be a quick and easy (although small) boost to do in the mean time while waiting for a more informed opinion.
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Firstly, welcome to OCN! thumb.gif
I hope you'll find the community here friendly and helpful.

One easy thing to do would be to enable downloading of WUs before completion through the "next-unit-percentage" flag. F@H suggests 99% as the value. Check out zodac's post about flags to learn how to do this. [LINK] I would probably ignore the rest of the tags. Something you might consider is decreasing the SMP priority to allow the GPU client to munch as much as possible.

You could also look into running linux in a virtual machine, but it's debatable how much you would benefit from it. I'm not the most knowledgeable on the subject, but the next-unit-percentage should be a quick and easy (although small) boost to do in the mean time while waiting for a more informed opinion.

The folding client v7 already uses a next unit percentage of 99 by default. Assuming he is using client v7 and is folding on all of his CPU threads as well as his GPU (both of which are the defaults) then I have no suggestions to improve his folding because it should be properly set up for already.
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The folding client v7 already uses a next unit percentage of 99 by default. Assuming he is using client v7 and is folding on all of his CPU threads as well as his GPU (both of which are the defaults) then I have no suggestions to improve his folding because it should be properly set up for already.

Yep, default is 99% and it should setup SMP to your max # of cores the CPU has. Only thing else would try VMware/Linux as SMP will run faster in Linux.

Videos 1 and 4 to setup VMWare:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1284915/how-to-set-up-ubuntu-folding-v6-34-video-series-in-a-virtual-machine-or-native/0_30

Commands to setup FAH in Linux:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1306284/ubuntu-easy-install-client-v7
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Thanx for the good help!
Im gonna try to get a little more FAH- ppd, with the linux thingy, when i have a few moments over smile.gif
Thanx for the good response.
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Thanx for the good help!
Im gonna try to get a little more FAH- ppd, with the linux thingy, when i have a few moments over smile.gif
Thanx for the good response.

Not to date myself or anything, but I did the Linux VM thing back in Vista and it certainly did make a difference for me then. Not sure if it still has a big impact now. What I have gathered is that running it on a native Linux install (dual-booting) definitely gives you a boost in PPD. This does greatly cut down on the convenience factor though...
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