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I've been out of the folding game for about 2 years. After being reminded of the Chimp Challenge this year I'm setting up some folding rigs again. I have a Dell T5400 with dual socket X5450 quad cores at 3.0Ghz. This is the equivalent to an LGA775 Q9650, which I have in my main desktop rig as well.

How do I best setup the dual socket rig? Do I run one client that will use all 8 cores, or do I setup two clients that run on 4 cores? The CPUs do not have hyperthreading. I may end up putting 1 or 2 GTX 660 Ti cards in there as well. I will be running on Windows 7.
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The best performance will be to setup one client to use all eight cores, if you're not gonna put any GPU's in there I highly suggest that you run Linux on that, it's much faster than Windows for SMP but unfortunately doesn't support GPU folding (yet?). If you do put GPU's in, I suggest you run a VM with Linux and fold SMP in that, it will still net more than running your SMP in Windows.
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