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1. ok i have the fx-60 should i be able to fold with more than 50% of my processor?

2. what is the difference between the graphical and text client?

3. with the text client does it give you updates with how much it has finished?

4. with the graphical client i was getting about 1 frame every 23 seconds is that a normal speed?
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1. ok i have the fx-60 should i be able to fold with more than 50% of my processor?
Yep. Either run the CONSOLE (text) client twice, or go SMP: http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ng-vmware.html. SMP is by far the better option, although a little trickier to set up. The guide is very clear though.

2. what is the difference between the graphical and text client?
Pretty pictures. That's it. If you run two clients, they both should be text client. Can't run the graphical twice.

3. with the text client does it give you updates with how much it has finished?
Yep. It will look like this:


4. with the graphical client i was getting about 1 frame every 23 seconds is that a normal speed?
No idea... I only have used the console . How long for a WU to finish?

PS: don't look at the speed of the image above.. That's on a 2.9GHz Quad Core Xeon X3210....
    
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How long for a WU to finish?
not really sure but i think about 1 and a half days or maybe 2. i dont know because i cant do it all at once sometimes i can only fold for an hour or so a day then i have to stop because im not allowed to leave my computer running.
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not really sure but i think about 1 and a half days or maybe 2. i dont know because i cant do it all at once sometimes i can only fold for an hour or so a day then i have to stop because im not allowed to leave my computer running.
Ok...

In that case, I don't think SMP will do for you. SMP WUs have really tight deadlines (like 1.5 - 2 days), and you will miss most deadlines.

I would download the console client. Make two copies, and run them separately.

Then download FAHMON here:
http://fahmon.silent-blade.org/uploa...FahMon_220.zip

that's a nice little tool to keep track of your WUs and expected completion
    
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thank you im now running 2 of the text based clients. and here is a pic of what im doing to make sure my computer stays cool. the big fan is on high and keeps the processor under 48 C.

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Ok...

In that case, I don't think SMP will do for you. SMP WUs have really tight deadlines (like 1.5 - 2 days), and you will miss most deadlines.

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ya i tried that and ended up messing up my work unit.
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you mean fahmon messed up your WU?? that's odd....
    
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you mean fahmon messed up your WU?? that's odd....
ya i probably did something wrong so i just will not worry how long it takes me.

well good night all.
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Originally Posted by endo View Post
ya i probably did something wrong so i just will not worry how long it takes me.

well good night all.
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