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post #1 of 18
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OK...I just recently switched over to the text console version from the gui version...after finally figuring out how to get console to run as a service I came across a couple of setup questions that no one has in their setup guides..

First...how much memory should I allocate...had 1023 available but I only put 512...should i have maxed it?? rig runs 24/7 with occasional gaming sessions and surfing

Second.. -advmethods flag....i clicked yes..dont know what it is but it said something about different WU's

Thanks for the help and also if I have these settings wrong how can I reconfigure cfg??? It is currently running as a service and I have no clue how to access it lol

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post #2 of 18
If you chose to disable F@H when gaming or using very demanding programs it won't much matter how much RAM you allocate provided there is ample resources for the OS.
    
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post #3 of 18
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okie...then my last question is how do i access F@H if it is a service I can only see in taskmanager processes...also if I shut down the process if I restart F@H without restarting rig will it still run as a service??

I know Im a pain in the rear lol

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If you want to change settings, I usually just delete the file and start over. When setting ram usage it is better to run max available to allow the program to use what it wants. The default priority is low so whenever running other apps/games the folding program will take a back seat and only use what the other apps aren't using.
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Well, -advmethods is way for F@H to download Work Units that deliver potentially more points, but are not guaranteed to finish. Do it if you want to take risks on your WUs...
And if you want to config your F@H with the console version, just make a short cut to the F@H.exe, and If it's located in "C:XXX\\XXX\\XXX\\XXX.exe", then the shortcut should be : "C:XXX\\XXX\\XXX\\XXX.exe" -config
Don't remember if there's a space though between the " and the -
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so i just delete the client.cfg file and restart F@H?? or do i have to wipe the whole folder??

for some reason when it comes to my gaming seesions rarely does F@H take the back seat lol it may have just been the graphical client that caused em to crash to desktop... this is why I switched to text console...

I tried the -config thingie in properties and it just keeps changing extension...so really the advmethod flag is a bad idea huh??

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so i just delete the client.cfg file and restart F@H?? or do i have to wipe the whole folder??

for some reason when it comes to my gaming seesions rarely does F@H take the back seat lol it may have just been the graphical client that caused em to crash to desktop... this is why I switched to text console...

I tried the -config thingie in properties and it just keeps changing extension...so really the advmethod flag is a bad idea huh??

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Didn't get the part in bold... Did you succeed or not in changing the configuration ?
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post #8 of 18
Do what Gravity said make a shortcut and add -config to the string in the properties of the shortcut...Then you can start it manually and change settings anytime you want


~~edit~~ I think you need a space after the string before the -config...am I right??
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post #9 of 18
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everytime I have tried to add -config to the FAH504-Console.exe it just changes the extension and wont start....ive tried it with the space also and still no go...and I still dont know if I shut down the process and manually restart it without restarting rig if it will resume itself as a process...

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So I have to make a seperate shortcut instead of changing properties of the exe?? I fell liek such a putz lol.... what about it still running as a service without restarting rig?? also do i have to have it shut down to use the new shortcut??
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Yes, you have to make a shortcut to the exe.
Now, there's no way of checking about how the exe will admit the changes without a restart, so, just restart it !
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