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KillerBeagle has made this really easy. I went with Ubuntu, and even though the network didn't work when I installed it dual-boot, the NAT feature of VMWare got internet working like a champ.

And it REALLY doesn't slow down windows. I've taken about 20% hit, but then again I was pulling in 1800PPD (which hasn't been reflected on the extremeoverclocking stats site).

Really 2 GB of ram would be best (I only have one). Core 2 Duo users: you have to turn on Virtualization in BIOS!

Anyways, I managed to do it (Finally) so I hope it will inspire others to try. It really took about 1 hour, and you can do windows tasks normally with out a problem.



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You know what my project is today.

I play around with VMWare all the time.
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Just to report my first results regarding SMP within windows (using my stats at fahinfo.org):

Project 3027 folded in Linux (no Virtualization): 909.74 PPD per core (1819.48PPD on both cores)

Project 3027 folded in Windows with Ubuntu in VMWare, while doing browsing, music, etc: 868.85 per core (1737.7 PPD on both cores)

% loss in PPD: 4.4946%

I'm not a heavy multitasker, and typically people seem to take a 15% hit. Even then, it seems to be a worthwile way to make use of both cores efficently.

If anybody needs some help beyond the guide mentionned above, I can help with the basics, but our Linux experts should be of assistance too.

Regards,

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The fastest VMware can run any linux distro is at 80% of its max. Just to throw that out there.
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Originally Posted by dangerousHobo View Post
The fastest VMware can run any linux distro is at 80% of its max. Just to throw that out there.
Yeah, that's what I seem to see in Windows Task Manager, but for F@H it doesn't matter because the cores aren't optimised to run @ 100% yet anyways.

Like I said, I've only taken a 5% hit, but only have information on one unit. When I get diffrent cores I'll see if that changes at all.

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Yea vmware is great. The company i work for owns vmware.

Here we have student machine and instead of imaging them, i have installed vmplayers and then they use the image of a vmware server.

Its a great thing.
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Currently folding on it now.
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Oh snap, not two SMP folders on Zang!!!! Time to take our place at no 1, buddy.
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Has anyone tried this on Win2k Pro or know if it's possible?
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