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I am currently folding SMP on my main rig with a Q6600. I am also folding on a single core 3500+ in my media center. I want to replace the 3500 with a Phenom and also get a 3850 for it's glorious 320 shader processors. Is it possible to run SMP as well as a GPU client at the same time?

On a side note, I have not been folding for a while (way back when Dual Core AMD chips were the king) and I am currently averaging around 2,000 points per day with my "farm", is that any good?

Date Pts WU
06.10.08 1,920 1
06.09.08 2,010 7
06.08.08 2,190 5
06.07.08 1,747 2
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It is probably not a good idea from what I have heard. You could do SMP and GPU on two separate rigs, but because of heat and other reasons, I would not do it on both on the same rig. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Its fine to run SMP and GPU at the same time. Make sure to give GPU a high priority so that data is fed to it fast enought. I run 2x Ubuntu+Vmware with a low priority on all 4 cores and then GPU client on high priority across 4 cores. Works fine, heat is not an issue.
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Have you gave any thought into running dual SMP?
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Have you gave any thought into running dual SMP?
I don't know why you would when SMP utilizes all cores (2 in a dual or 4 in a quad).
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I don't know why you would when SMP utilizes all cores (2 in a dual or 4 in a quad).
Because you'll average more PPD
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Its fine to run SMP and GPU at the same time. Make sure to give GPU a high priority so that data is fed to it fast enought. I run 2x Ubuntu+Vmware with a low priority on all 4 cores and then GPU client on high priority across 4 cores. Works fine, heat is not an issue.
From what you are saying, you are running dual SMP (2x Ubuntu+Vmware) AND GPU at the same time?

How much does it slow down the SMPs?
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I run 3 Cores SMP and GPU at the same time.
Works just fine.

But sadly I only get the 4727 WUs on GPU2, lately.
They suck in terms of PPD....
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