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Standard, GPU, or SMP

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On my laptop i have a C2D T7200 that runs at 2.0. I also have an X1600. Most of the time i'm just browsing the intertubes and play games for a few hours, but on Monday Wednesday and Friday I take my laptop to class and is on battery from 9:30~5:30. I just want opinions on which folding client would work best in my situation.
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IMO, graphical would be the best for no issues.
SMP can loose work if not shut down correctly, GPU is pretty specific for what GPU they work with, and I would be warry of running it on a laptop.
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gpuz lists it as a mobility X1600 with 256 DDR2, GPU clock is 425, and memory is 374, if that helps any
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I would recommend going the VMWare and Linux SMP route primarily because that software makes it very easy to take breaks from folding. Instead of having to shut the folding client down, you simply pause the virtual OS. When you get back from class and plug it up again, restart the virtual OS and folding continues like it never stopped (as far as it knows, it never did). Even with three daytime long breaks during the week, your system should have more than enough juice to meet the deadlines.

As with any laptop that's folding, you'll of course want to keep a close eye on temperatures. If SMP heats it up too much, fall back on one of the single core clients (or stick with Linux through SMP but drop the -smp flag to force it to only run on one core).
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I'd do smp if I could, or the console if smp doesn't work for you
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