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Is it possible to fold in safe mode? If yes, do you think there will be an performance increase?
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If you are folding on a windows box, and doing nothing else on it, you will be using ~98% of the CPU time anyway. If you run in safe mode, you may end up getting ~99% instead. You might see a small gain, but then again, maybe not.

If you are going to run in safe mode, I assume you will not be using the system for anything else. Why not just dual boot to Linux instead.

Would you be running safe mode 24/7?
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If you are folding on a windows box, and doing nothing else on it, you will be using ~98% of the CPU time anyway. If you run in safe mode, you may end up getting ~99% instead. You might see a small gain, but then again, maybe not.

If you are going to run in safe mode, I assume you will not be using the system for anything else. Why not just dual boot to Linux instead.

Would you be running safe mode 24/7?
I tried to dual boot Ubuntu, but than I got confused about the partition part and quit from there. I don't know if resizing would reformat any of my other partitions or making a new one from an already used one delete anything.

I fold 16 hours on school days and 24 hours on weekend, since Gunbound can run with SMP going 100%.

I believe Window SMP is good as Linux folding.
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I folded in safe mode on one of my system for two or three months due to a corrupted Windows installation. I was out of town for work a lot over that time and didn't have an opportunity to work on the system. The folding client ran just fine, but obviously the system wasn't worth much beyond that.
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On my old rig when I did fold I ran it in SAFE mode while I doing some backups......

So yes it does work
    
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But there would be a 0.000001 or no speed increase huh?
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But there would be a 0.000001 or no speed increase huh?
Yeah Exacly
    
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Yeah Exacly
lol Thanks guys.
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post #9 of 9
you mean safe mode with networking.

My folding downloads the cores off the internet so safe mode with networking would work the best
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