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How to get the best out of my rig?

post #1 of 7
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Ok I'm trying to figure out this folding thing. I have what's listed in my sig doing it's best.

I'm running dual consoles atm, pictured below.

I keep seeing people talking about SMP and VMWare and all this stuff. Am I running what I should be? I have to manually start these up every time I start windows up.

What do you recommend and how do these other ways of folding work? Thanks
post #2 of 7
Folding food chain for dual cores

Native Linux SMP > VMware Linux SMP > Windows SMP > Windows 2x console

I think thats right
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by Dezixn View Post
Folding food chain for dual cores

Native Linux SMP > VMware Linux SMP > Windows SMP > Windows 2x console

I think thats right
I have no idea what that means or how to set it up other than the 2x consoles.
post #4 of 7
What he was trying to say was read this thread:

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ng-vmware.html

It will walk you through setting up VMWare and running Linux SMP folding. Native Linux (without running through windows) is the best, but then you cant run windows at the same time.

Running just the Windows SMP client is good as well if you dont want to bother with VMWare and Linux. You can read about it here:

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...indows-xp.html


In the end, you only need to run 1 SMP client. Each SMP client spawns 4 cores that work together on 1 WU so it scales up to a Quad Core without needing to run more than 1 client.
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post #5 of 7
there is virtually no difference between vmware smp and windows smp. save yourself some effort and system resources and use the windows smp client
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there is virtually no difference between vmware smp and windows smp. save yourself some effort and system resources and use the windows smp client
I fold(ed) for two months...one of each. I averaged about 225PPD more on Linux on VMWare due to the instability of the SMP client in Windows.
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post #7 of 7
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Thank you very much guys!

Next question:

Can you fold with your CPU and GPU at the same time? I have some specific questions about this so if you can pm me if you are very familiar with this let me know. Thanks.
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