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post #11 of 22
Hi
I'm trying the SMP client on a duo-core MacBookPro in OSX.
It seems very fast, but unstable. It errors out at around 50%. It is a BETA version.
FAH recomends using a 4 core machine for stability, maybe next year I can get one.

I was running 2 clients on the MacBookPro with XP. It worked well, though it ran very warm/hot.
That's the way to go if you want speed and stability. Run it in Windows.

The OSX single client is very slow on the Intel Macs, it is only runs fast on the PPC Macs.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Bdog View Post
Hi
I'm trying the SMP client on a duo-core MacBookPro in OSX.
It seems very fast, but unstable. It errors out at around 50%. It is a BETA version.
FAH recomends using a 4 core machine for stability, maybe next year I can get one.

I was running 2 clients on the MacBookPro with XP. It worked well, though it ran very warm/hot.
That's the way to go if you want speed and stability. Run it in Windows.

The OSX single client is very slow on the Intel Macs, it is only runs fast on the PPC Macs.
It is not possible to run it in windows, my hard drive is to small . Unless I can run windows on my external firewire hard drive? Is that possible?
    
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post #13 of 22
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It is not possible to run it in windows, my hard drive is to small . Unless I can run windows on my external firewire hard drive? Is that possible?
? How can the hard drive be too small for FAH in Windows?
I've run FAH in Windows XP in HDs as small as 4Gb.

I repartitioned my HD with Bootcamp and installed Windows.
I gave it 30Gb. It went very smooth.

I don't know about using an external HD to run windows on the Mac.
You can use it to run FAH. I do that on one computer.

If the OSX SMP client doesn't get better, I may go back to folding on the XP side.
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post #14 of 22
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Mini mac with a 80gb hard drive, I am already struggling with enough space as it is But 4gb? I may just do that then, I will do some reading.

EDIT: It says 10gb hard drive space minumin but oh well, lets see what I can sort out.
    
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post #15 of 22
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But 4gb?

The 4Gb is on a real PC.
And it will get crowded if you install more than FAH.

To free up more space you might want to transfer all your Pictures, videos and music to your firewire drive.

That way you can give XP 20Gb, I think it would be worth it.


\\edit:On a Mac mini using Bootcamp, 10Gb does sound reasonable.
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post #16 of 22
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Sounds promising (my family use it well so I will have to talk to them about it...actually, they won't understand what I am talking about lol). I currently use it for music creation and editing and stuff (for my band and music gcse). But oh well, F@H is worth it .

Thanks for the help.
    
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No prob
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post #18 of 22
Yep, just stick on a install of Windows and install as little as possible
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post #19 of 22
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Beautiful, its now folding on both cores using console on the mac in xp. YEY. lol. Thanks again.
    
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post #20 of 22
Don't you mean it is?

Or was that sarcasm?
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