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Is it? I'm getting close to putting the Core 2 setup back together and am wondering what FAH flavor to run. Anyone?
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Probably. Although, I can rattle of 1760 points in just under 20 hours with WinSMP.

HOWEVER, i lose 2 out of 3 work units, it sucks
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Is it? I'm getting close to putting the Core 2 setup back together and am wondering what FAH flavor to run. Anyone?
I am not seeing a big difference between winSMP and VMware Linux SMP. Native Linux is a clear leader in folding performance between the SMP flavors from my testing.

Intervention, you should not be loosing those WUs. I loose a WU on the windows boxes maybe 1 time every 2 weeks. Are you sure your system is completely stable?
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I sooo want to put x64 Ubuntu as a dual-boot but don't want to bother with the...dual boot aspect of it. I'd love to do it but can't justify not having Windoze functionality.
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Windows SMP is slower than native Linux SMP. My WUs finished much faster in Linux than in Windows SMP, but not enough to justify running a dual boot for folding for a system I wouldnt use much for other than folding.

Dual booting is a nice option, but I do too much in Windows that it actually hurt my times because I had to keep switching the other OS.
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I sooo want to put x64 Ubuntu as a dual-boot but don't want to bother with the...dual boot aspect of it. I'd love to do it but can't justify not having Windoze functionality.
You want Wubi!

http://www.cutlersoftware.com/ubuntu...-US/index.html

"Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a few clicks. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application. If you heard about Linux and Ubuntu, if you wanted to try them but you were afraid, this is for you."
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I suppose that would be nice, although I'm not so sure how much more efficient doing that would be over, say, a VMWare installation.
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post #8 of 8
I'm still using the VMware/Linux/SMP set-up and I am conistantly in the top producers and have been since I started using this VMware/Linux/SMP. I tried the WinSMP for a week and did poorly for whatever reason. I have my CPU at 3.6.

My stats

Top 20

I'm sticking with this set-up for a while. (my very unscientific opinion)
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