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i would love to join the folding team but i do not know where to start, i want to give out the most performance possible, i think that means i should run SMP. i know SMP runs on widnows, but as far as windows is it most effective? i know its most effective when it comes to overall clients, but what version is more effective on windows? is there any precaution before i start to do this? ? i would like to use my vista, and i am a gamer. what should i do?
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i think the best way for you would be to run dual windows smp in vista.

here's a way to install smp on vista but i'm not quite sure how to run dual instances. http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ml#post3475165

this is also assuming you have a stable overclock on your quad and are looking for the most ppd (points per day)
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Why run two? SMP is designed for 4-cores.
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i think the best way for you would be to run dual windows smp in vista.

here's a way to install smp on vista but i'm not quite sure how to run dual instances. http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ml#post3475165

this is also assuming you have a stable overclock on your quad and are looking for the most ppd (points per day)
im aiming for a safe goal of 3.5ghz, but that wont be for another month
    
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Why run two? SMP is designed for 4-cores.
You run dual instances for more production! With quads you can run 2 instances, so why wouldn't you? If you have a V8 in your car, do you unplug the spark plug wires on cylinders 1 and 2 so you only run on 6 cylinders? No, of course not, you utilize all the horse power, just like with a quad, you utilize all of its folding potential!
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dual instances would be most beneficial towards a quad core. as taken from a quote from kilzon

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I use affinity changer on my dual-core xeon at my shop and it works fine. It increased my PPD but by how much I can't remember now it's been a while since I started.

Think about Affinity Changer this way:
On a Quad-Core machine running two instances of SMP, Affinity Changer distributes 8 processes to 4 cores.
On a Dual-Core machine running one instance of SMP, Affinity Changer distributes 4 processes to 2 cores.

For either setup it is more efficient than Windows just assigning every process to all cores.
this is with affinity changer.
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I urge you to look into Ubuntu + VMWare. It is quite a bit more productive than Windows SMP. The guide is easy to follow, although it looks intimidating. That is what I use and my quad @ 3.2 puts out about 4500ppd.
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I urge you to look into Ubuntu + VMWare. It is quite a bit more productive than Windows SMP. The guide is easy to follow, although it looks intimidating. That is what I use and my quad @ 3.2 puts out about 4500ppd.
Yeah, and depending on the W/U's I have got 5000ppd running dual Win SMP. From my experience, the VMware program is the best when it comes to duo cores, my duo times dropped 3 minutes per %. The difference between VMware and dual Win SMP on a quad are minimal, just a few seconds.
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I urge you to look into Ubuntu + VMWare. It is quite a bit more productive than Windows SMP. The guide is easy to follow, although it looks intimidating. That is what I use and my quad @ 3.2 puts out about 4500ppd.
VMware, thats a virtual machine? Run linux on a virtual and fold on it and game on my vista? cause im heavy into gaming
    
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VMware, thats a virtual machine? Run linux on a virtual and fold on it and game on my vista? cause im heavy into gaming
yeah. You run vista and tehn your run linux as a virtual machine. Since linux is so efficient you will fold faster with linux inside of vista than regular win SMP.
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