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Hey guys, I saw the F@H Shortcut show up after installing Cat 8.12 and figured "Why not?".

So I'm now folding on my 4850, running 1 regular windows client and a SMP client thru VMware on my Quad

so far im getting 2950 ppd on my VC, 700ppd on my x86 client and 1900 ppd on the SMP client.

Are these scores fairly average ??

I dont really care what WU's Im folding so its a good mix of Big and small
    
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Hey guys, I saw the F@H Shortcut show up after installing Cat 8.12 and figured "Why not?".

So I'm now folding on my 4850, running 1 regular windows client and a SMP client thru VMware on my Quad

so far im getting 2950 ppd on my VC, 700ppd on my x86 client and 1900 ppd on the SMP client.

Are these scores fairly average ??

I dont really care what WU's Im folding so its a good mix of Big and small
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4850ppd looks right, IDK about the smp
Probably don't need to run the regular client along with the smp cient, might be stealing some smp focus. Not sure with vmware though.
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I think that I will dump the x86 client as the SMP is way more efficient and Im maxing out on my cpu usage. That should free up 25% cpu usage and let me get more ppd for both my gpu and SMP. Just have to wait for tommorow when I get finished with the WU
    
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Because you are running Vista, the GPU client uses next to nothing of your CPU, so just run two SMP clients in VMware and set the GPU client to have a slightly higher priority. That should get you about 6.5k to 7k ppd.
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Well i seem to remember about 30-40% cpu usage from the GPU client (I understand ATI cards use more cpu % ??) and the VMware SMP client is running 50% so im thinkin 1 more VMware client might choke everything off. I could be wrong tho. I wiil have to wait for the x86 client to finish its WU before I find out tho.
    
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Never mind, I thought you had an Nvidia card.
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The high CPU usage with the GPU client is with XP and usually taking a core for each GPU client.
With Vista the CPU load is very low and usually below %10 per GPU client.
So in your case, the most productive would be dual SMP clients and a GPU client. There are several means of running smp... a few ways in windows or in a VMWare/Linux setup.

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