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My thoughts exactly.
Will post when done installing for some tweaks((I guess thats what you call it)).

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I think I PMed you the three best tweaks yesterday. If not, they are the -forceasm and -advmethods flags and the setting to enable transfers greater than 5 MB. With those three set, your system will fly. One guy recently timed his system before and after adding those flags, and his folding speed nearly doubled.

As for stressing your system, certain folding cores will test the stability of your system even better than Prime95 does. Most cores aren't that intensive but will give your system a pretty good workout.
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I think I PMed you the three best tweaks yesterday. If not, they are the -forceasm and -advmethods flags and the setting to enable transfers greater than 5 MB. With those three set, your system will fly. One guy recently timed his system before and after adding those flags, and his folding speed nearly doubled.
Yap that was me. Still have your pm and totaly new to this software. Not sure what im suppost to do yet. So hopefully your around tonight when i install, so you can help me tweat the settings.


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Don't worry, the install process is easy as can be. If you use the console, it will walk you step by step through the config process. After that, all you have to do is make a shortcut (preferably in your Start Up directory) with the flags in the target line. For the graphical version, many of the options are available in traditional menus/tabs. The flags still need to be added manually, though.

I'm sure you'll have no trouble with it. I will be on periodically until about 10 PM your time, and there are many other members here familiar with the software. I'm sure you'll find quick support to any issues you may come across.
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Sorry, yes another question.

Will this in any way conflicted with my Norton's-AdAware- Spybot-Microsoft Spyware-Comcast Spyware??
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Nope, the folding application is clean as can be. It doesn't actually install anything; it just loads to a directory that can be moved as you desire (talk about old school). I didn't even have to poke a hole in (read: open a port through) my firewall for it, though you may have to do that on some systems.
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post #17 of 34
Hey Taeric, can you send me those tweaks as well? Or rather, how to use them?
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post #18 of 34
Right Click on the folding exe>>create shortcut>>Right click on the newly created shortcut>>Properties>>At the end of the target box type "-forceasm -advmethods"

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post #19 of 34
There's not much to it. Just make sure the target line of your shortcut read something like this -

C:\\Program Files\\User\\Folding@Home\\FAH504-Console.exe" -forceasm -advmethods

Also, in the console version config or the graphical version connection tab, set "allow WUs that result in transfers >5 MB" to yes.

Those flags and that setting together will really pushing folding hard. Just be aware that 1) -forceasm stresses the system very hard and will cause crashes if the system is even a little unstable and 2) >5 MB setting will result in RAM usage on the order of 250-350 MB. That's only a problem on systems with 512 MB and when running very RAM hungry applications in general. You can always temporarily shut down folding when you need more available RAM, though.
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post #20 of 34
Do the forceasm and advmethods only work with the Console? I'm currently using the GUI.
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