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so i want to use both cores of my cpu. should i just get smp or should i create two folders for the 504? or does the 504 use both cores too? and whats the main diff between 504 and smp other than speed?
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The SMP is tremendously faster than the client one. With SMP you get higher scoring WU's like 1760 points. Your CPU is perfect for SMP. ~JadeMiner~
    
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yeah, like jade said, get smp. your only going to be able to run one instance though. you have to have a quad in order to run dual instances.
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well thats ok. i don't mind. as for smp... i looked at megaoption's guide.. and i couldn't find the things he was talking about in the footnotes, got any ideas? i installed everything into default areas.. so yea...
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SMP runs as single instance on a quad
    
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oh oh oh... which would be better to run it as a service or run it manually?
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as a service you wont have to worry about starting it up when you start your computer, but i opt for manually. sometimes i dont want to run f@h, so going to services and disabling it is annoying. However on the server at work that i have f@h running on, i installed it as a service, because it gets restarted nightly.
    
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post #8 of 18
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ooh okie.. that sounds about right. i have question about procs ath the ability to do virtualization. like erh.. the e6xxx have the ability to do so but mine supposedly can't... i don't get it.. technically i can still do vmware right? or no?
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Im sure anything higher than a E2XXX has virtrualization...

Dont run SMP as a service, the Pande group has stated that its too unstable.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by DJZeratul View Post
SMP runs as single instance on a quad
hey bro, i know it runs it as a single service. but with a quad you can run dual instances. i have nine quads running 2 instances of win smp a piece. so my 9 rigs are cranking out 18 w/u's. ok?
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