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i dont' think you can have it folding in the background while you're playing a game on it. not possible.

there a setting in it (on the ps3) where you can let it auto start folding when it's idle. its like auto start 10 -> start folding after 10 mins of being idle.

here check out this video:
http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/10200
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Cool, I see it now...thanks
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post #13 of 23
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ty wos wondering can you you have the gpu folder and the cpu folder running together? and does it ahave to be a ati gpu?
You cannot fold on both of your CPU cores and your GPU at the same time because the GPU client required a CPU core to "babysit" it. If you can run SMP on your C2D, you'll get the most bang for your folding buck. If not, one Windows console and one GPU console would be your best bet.
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I actually have a similar question ...would I be better off running the GPU program on my PC? Or the SMP?
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post #15 of 23
It's a toss up on slower dual cores. There are two issues at work 1) if SMP would score more points than 1 console + 1 GPU and 2) if the system could meet the tight SMP deadlines.

My suggestion would be to give SMP a shot. If you're consistently hitting the deadlines and scoring 1500+ ppd, that's the way to go. If you miss deadline or drop below maybe 1200 ppd, GPU + Windows client would be more beneficial. You could also check for systems with similar specs among our folders to see what they're using.
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post #16 of 23
Nice one on the PS3 folding. That will help you climb the ranks pretty quickly.
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It's a toss up on slower dual cores. There are two issues at work 1) if SMP would score more points than 1 console + 1 GPU and 2) if the system could meet the tight SMP deadlines.

My suggestion would be to give SMP a shot. If you're consistently hitting the deadlines and scoring 1500+ ppd, that's the way to go. If you miss deadline or drop below maybe 1200 ppd, GPU + Windows client would be more beneficial. You could also check for systems with similar specs among our folders to see what they're using.
Great advice Taeric, I have seen this question before, and tried to answer it without being confusing. Your benchmarks for comparison make the answer much easer to understand. Would +rep ya if I could.
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post #18 of 23
it wont run in the background i dont think at least mine dosent but it will save your progress unless you unplug it
    
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Well I just got back and my PS3 completed about 5 1/2 WUs in the time it took our stock e4300 to do 1...
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Well I just got back and my PS3 completed about 5 1/2 WUs in the time it took our stock e4300 to do 1...
The PS3 sure can chuck them out !
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