Originally Posted by zodac
Well you'll still be getting ~13k PPD on an i7 with SMP2 WUs (and that's quite a bit easier to configure
). Plus, the CC account will already have a passkey that qualifies it for bonuses, so that makes things a bit simpler.
But someone will be along with an answer sooner or later.
This is what I'd probably do in this case.
Shut down VMWare for now and start up the Windows SMP2 Client (making sure you have a passkey setup in the config, and making sure you're getting A3 work units (a3_core.exe). Make sure you're calling it with the arguments appropriate to how you want to fold (ex: -smp 8 -advmethods -verbosity 9 will run SMP folding on all 8 threads; advmethods will make it so that you're trying to download A3 work units, and verbosity 9 will put more information in your logs in case something goes wrong). If you're not sure of the arguments, what you should do is go to your F@H directory from the CMD prompt. Hopefully, for ease, you set it up in a simple directory like C:\\FAH like I did. Regardless, you can navigate to your folding directory in Windows and click Shift-Right Click and click 'Open Command Window Here' - then simply enter fah6 -configonly, and make sure that the above flags are set (either in your advanced settings, or simply as additional parameters down towards the bottom of your settings).
On an i7 920 @ 3.8 I finish an a3 in about 6 hours. Work on those and monitor your points until you notice one of your WUs finishing for more than their base points. You could also just wait for one to NOT finish at the base amount of whichever project you're working on. FAHMON will tell you the credit, I use it in with conjunction with HFM.NET.
Unfortunately, Stanford doesn't provide an easy way to monitor to see if you're getting bonus points (although I was once told that if your client.cfg file stores you passkey, you're bonus eligible, but I'm not sure of the validity of that statement as I thought that the client.cfg simply saved the info you put in during the config).
Once you start seeing bonus units, add -oneunit to your arguments so that you finish the work unit you're on, but then you dont request another one. At that point, switch back to the VM. With any luck, you'll have completed enough to only need 1 day or so of SMP2 folding, and you could even potentially get your VMware finished in time to still count for bonuses.
I know it's alot, but if I can figure this out, I'm sure you can too!