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hey, i've been folding away for weeks now, and slowly made it in to the 700's.

but i see alot of people refering to smp when talking about folding. what is SMP? is that some kind of another 1337 client? usually only people that talk about smp are people who are high scoring for folding. i only have the folding program running on the computers that fold.
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SMP will double your ppd, SMP is "Symmetric Multi-processing", a special type of folding that works like this

client->CPU core1->core2->client

where as with 2 clients you work like this
client1 <->Core 1
client2 <->Core 2

SMP WUs are worth about 1.5k points each Vs the average WU of a couple hundred...

What are you waiting for?
http://www.stanford.edu/%7Ekasson/fo...P%20Client.EXE
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hmm, okay, so do i just install that over my currently running program client? or do i have to remove my client and install that one.

so smp is only for multicore cpus, correct?
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hmm, okay, so do i just install that over my currently running program client? or do i have to remove my client and install that one.

so smp is only for multicore cpus, correct?
Hi this noob again,

I'd allow the current WU to complete. Then un-install the current Folding program if you wish to install SMP.

Go to the Stanford site read all of the directions and set up SMP on your rig. Your Conroe from you sig (E6600) will do just fine. However, runnig SMP with Windows XP (32bit) will be a little slower than running SMP on a true 64 bit operating system like Ubuntu, Fedora 6, etc... It will still provide more points than the current WU's your system is working on. Remember also, that using your computer slows down the SMP process as well.

And yes, SMP is for multi-core cpu's only...

I hope this helped answer your question, :-)
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with that rig you should get 1 WU completed in about 24-26 hours with SMP
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sweet. thanks for all the help and replies.
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