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post #1 of 23
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Hey guys... i'm folding right now... I want to see if it's working properly and i'm doing it the right way. However, on FAHmon it shows yelllow...

Also, what's up with the downloaded??? 40 mins ago?

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post #2 of 23
Looks to be fine. Take what FahMon reports with a grain of salt. Pay more attention to the output in the console. I think FahMon does that when you first start. It should work right after a percent or 2 has been completed. It looks to be working fine though.
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You're right lude.. now it's green... FAHmon is a little slow lol

Also, how can you check if all 4 of my cores is being used up? Thanks.
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ctrl+alt+del
make sure that CPU usage is 100%
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post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
gotacha Thanks.

I forgot all about that lol.
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post #6 of 23
good luck, and welcome to the fold!
you may want to take a look at a vmware setup to optimize your quads output.
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post #7 of 23
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What exactly makes it a better outputer? I mean like how much better can it do with the quad?

Also, when i check my benchmarks on FAHmon, I see nothing. Do i have to finish 100% first or what? Thanks again.

Also... lol what exactly is PPD ?
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by puzzledazn View Post
What exactly makes it a better outputer? I mean like how much better can it do with the quad?

Also, when i check my benchmarks on FAHmon, I see nothing. Do i have to finish 100% first or what? Thanks again.

Also... lol what exactly is PPD ?
Running my quad at 3.4 Ghz get me about 9 minutes per percent in windows.

Running the same speed in Ubuntu, I get about 7 minutes per percent.

That's a difference of 200 minutes per Work unit, meaning in linux I finish work more than three hours faster. So it does get better running linux, or through vmware.

PPD is points per day. the more WU's you complete in a day, the higher your PPD are.
post #9 of 23
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A WU is when you finish one project, like 100% right?

Also, when does the benchmark update in FAHmon?
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post #10 of 23
yes, a WU is 100% completion.

I haven't used FAHmon before, so I can't help much there. Try letting your first WU complete and see if updates.
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