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I was wondering how I go about this. U have the Client and other files in one folder on my desktop. If I drag the Folding.exe into my startup list this will not work. How would I get this working ?

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post #2 of 8
Hi Enterprise,

I can't help you on this one. Since my GPU folding rig just sits there by its lonesome and folds only. I don't have the need to place the client in the start menu.
I did search and look for over an hour at the Stanford forums for a link or answer. I had no success there either. Perhaps you could post there with the problem and be directed to the right thread or get an answer from 7im, UncleFungus, Bruce, AlanCabler, etc. These guys were the first to try gpu folding back in early October and late September of 2006. Here's the link:

http://forum.folding-community.org/viewforum.php?f=54

Sorry, but good luck with the search, :-)
post #3 of 8
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Oh right . Well not to worry ...thanks for trying !
post #4 of 8
Hi Enterprise,

I believe the reason dragging folding.exe into the startup folder doesn't work is that folding.exe has to be run from your folding directory (whatever you chose to call it). When you drag it into your startup folder and try to run it from there, it can't find the other files it needs to work.

The way around this is to leave folding.exe in your folding directory and put a shortcut pointing to it in your startup folder. This works for me to run the SMP client on startup in Win2k pro and XP pro. If you want to give it a try, the procedure is as follows:
  1. Open your startup folder.
  2. Right click inside the folder and select "New" from the first flyout menu and then select "Folder" from the second flyout menu and the "Create Shortcut" dialog box will popup.
  3. Click the "Browse" button and then navigate to your folding directory, select "folding.exe" and then click the "Next" button.
  4. Rename the shortcut is you so desire (optional) then click the "Finish" button.

Hope this helps.

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Enterprise,

I have done what elwoodps suggested in the previous post. Created a shortcut in the startup folder that pointed to the folding executable. It worked fine for me. I was however running the console version of the GPU client, not the GUI version. The GUI version gets less ppd because the GUI itself uses some of the processing power that would be used for folding. The GUI version of the single core client does not impact the folding performance, but it does on the GPU client.
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Nice one. Cheers Guys I may give it ago when I get the chance.
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ANother way is to use Task Scheduler and set something to run at start up.
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Thats a good point actually.
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