Well bad news for me.
I thought the rig was properly stabilized for Folding but I was watcvhing the log and it got to 95% and then said
1-4 long interactions
and never completed and DELETED the 95% and tried to start over and said it could not connect to the work server--tried a few times and restarted the core...also showed it could not send completed porject 02 to the servers...
I figured what you said about the switch for use IE settings being set to N being the way to make it work and went into the config file and changed taht value in notepad and saved it and restarted and same thing
So I uninstalled and ran Orthos...well I dunno much about Quads so I am watching task manager and it only uses two cores...
So I opened up 4 instances of SP 2004 and with two instances open it uses all 4 GB of RAM lol. After opening the third it would freeze after a while.
Spent a few hours in BIOS trying to get it to run at different OCs and now am at stock just running SP 2004 4 instances small FTTs to stress the CPU without over running the RAM.
That is more like Folding anyway as Folding only uses a tad over 2 GB in Vista.
Everthing looks sweet and stock speed so I will continue my rework on the OC to get a stable Folding Rig out of the deal.
Although the Rig appears to be stable for Folding when I see errors like that I want to make sure with a stress test. I want to bullet proof this OC...even if I have to lower it some.
Apparently once out of the Auto settings this Q6600 is fairly finnicky--or the FSB/NB needs more finesse or something because it is a bit harder to get a clean boot into Vista off auto when OCing...really really wierd compared to any other board.
1. If you change your network settings, unplug your lan, or if you are trying to run wireless, you can have folding errors. Sounds silly, but SMP folding uses the network loopback to communicate between the cores. So a unstable or changing network can realy mess with things. I highly recomend not using WiFi if you are a SMP folder. It will work, but you will risk more WU issues.
2. No matter how stable you get the system, there is still a chance of loosing a WU. You just have to watch out if it starts to occur several times.
3. Folding should not use more than 512meg of ram by itself, but you do have to account for all the other things running in Vista.
Just wanted to give you a heads up. Your OC may be fine, or not, but it helps to know about some other issues that affect winSMP folding when trying to diagnose a problem.
I attached a good program for stressing a quad core system. It uses the same type of code as folding, and will push your system as hard if not harder than Orthos. Plus it will run on all for cores, unlike Orthos, that runs only on 2.