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I'd like to get back into folding. I don't have much use for 8 cores when I'm sleeping but wasn't there a graphical based folding program back in the day?
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you can do GPU2 folding and there is a display for it.. but it kills your PPD pretty badly. though, it wouldn't work with your current cards, ircc. for cpu folding, i'd recommend SMP. for SMP, there isn't any 3D viewer. not that i can remember.
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You actually can't do GPU2 folding, for Nvidia you have to have Geforce 8 series card or above. However, your dual quad core CPUs will be amazing. To get the best PPD, you'll have to use Linux (you can run Linux in a virtual machine, see here, and as you have dual quads you'll have to run four Linux SMP virtual machines). As Nafljhy said, there is no viewer for the SMP client, and the viewer kills your PPD on the systray and GPU2 clients.
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There's a viewer for the standard CPU client (non-SMP), but it's pretty bare and doesn't even show the % completed. No idea if it would affect PPD though, since it uses the GPU to render it I think. (I can hear a squeal with on my 8800GT when I open the display window.)
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You actually can't do GPU2 folding, for Nvidia you have to have Geforce 8 series card or above. However, your dual quad core CPUs will be amazing. To get the best PPD, you'll have to use Linux (you can run Linux in a virtual machine, see here, and as you have dual quads you'll have to run four Linux SMP virtual machines). As Nafljhy said, there is no viewer for the SMP client, and the viewer kills your PPD on the systray and GPU2 clients.
Thanks. I'll look into it. rep+
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