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this friday i'm getting a quad and i wanted to know if there's some special procedure to fold with a quad,like running 2 instances of fah smp.
or do i just run the thing normally and it will automatically use the 4 cores?
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SMP is ready to run on 4 cores with only one instance
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You will want to run dual winSMP to get better performance even though it will fold on 4 cores. Get affinitychanger as well. I suggest that you do dual Ubuntu +Vmware. THats putting me at 11min/%.
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You will want to run dual winSMP to get better performance even though it will fold on 4 cores. Get affinitychanger as well. I suggest that you do dual Ubuntu +Vmware. THats putting me at 11min/%.
there's no way in hell i'm installing linux on my pc,i do have affinity changer.
but executing 2 instances means my pc will fold 2 WU's at the same time?
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but executing 2 instances means my pc will fold 2 WU's at the same time?
Correct
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there's no way in hell i'm installing linux on my pc,i do have affinity changer.
but executing 2 instances means my pc will fold 2 WU's at the same time?
You wont be booting into ubuntu, you will run it as a virtual machine. It is quite simple. Here is a link.

about affinity changer, you can downlaod it here.
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You wont be booting into ubuntu, you will run it as a virtual machine. It is quite simple. Here is a link.

about affinity changer, you can downlaod it here.
thanks,still i won't do ubuntu,i'll just run the normal SMP.
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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
thanks,still i won't do ubuntu,i'll just run the normal SMP.
You'll still be in windows dude. It's basically a little program just like WinSMP. I'll show you a screen shot of it running.

VMware + Ubuntu dropped my times by 3 mins per %. I've rarely ever lost a WU with VMware, but lost many with WinSMP.


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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
thanks,still i won't do ubuntu,i'll just run the normal SMP.
hey fox, there is nothing wrong with running vmware+ubuntu, i did it for a while on 2 of my rigs. if you follow the guide its easy to configure. you still have your normal windows, its the folding that is running on ubuntu. personally i like the win smp, but i wanted to give it a try to see what kind of performance i could get. when you get the quad, try out the dual smp and affinity changer, see what you think. then, later on, if your up to it, try out the vmware, its a cool little setup.
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