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no, just the setting will do. I've been running just the setting for quite some time, now.
What about for the bigadv then?
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What about for the bigadv then?
bigadv is only the flag. I've never needed anything different (Native & Native VM) for bigadv.


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-smp 8 -bigadv -verbosity 9
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bigadv is only the flag. I've never needed anything different (Native & Native VM) for bigadv.
I guess then that what they are saying is for bigadv you need the flag and the advmethods set in the config. makes sense as the bigadv is an advmethods but big!
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I guess then that what they are saying is for bigadv you need the flag and the advmethods set in the config. makes sense as the bigadv is an advmethods but big!
bigadv automatically encompasses advmethods. The FAQ states that (on the FF), or someting to the effect
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alright, I'm using the WIN SMP now...

but I need to lock the affinity since it is affecting performance with all my gpus (down 4-7k ppd with win SMP running).

I'd rather avoid downloading a program to do it if I can get away with just adding another environmental variable like I do for my gpu clients (NV_FAH_CPU_AFFINITY)... but I don't know what to add.

Anyone?
Ball help!
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Here's a guide. I made it for ATi GPUs, but it will do the job for 6 nVidia clients too. It just splits the affinities.

Ignore the step with the Environmental Variables.
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Just a quick question. How do you know what type of WU you have?
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Check HFM for the Project number of the WU.
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Hey zodac,

I have a few observations about setting up a dual core laptop with no Hyper-threading using your guide. It's running Win7 64bit.

It seems I get WUs with more points using the SMP client than running the desktop client. I installed it into it's default folder (C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Folding@Home Windows SMP Client V1.01). When I went to run the install.bat, I had to run the Command Prompt using Administrative rights and work my way to the installation directory to run the install.bat. When I made the desktop shortcut, I also had to give the SMP client administrative rights, so it could decompress and create the WUs.

If I would have installed it in My Documents folder, then I wouldn't have needed to use administrative rights at all. Lesson learned.

I thought this might help folks that may want to use a dual core laptop with no Hyper-threading to fold with.

I also set-up another single core laptop using the SMP client, to see if it may get better WUs. I couldn't use the -smp in the desktop shortcut, because it's only for 2 or more cores. We'll see what happens.
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Well, the easiest bit to answer is your last line; using the SMP client without the -smp flag is the same as using then Unicore client.

As for Admin rights, if you have UAC turned off, and your account is an administrator, you can just run the install.bat file. I've had no issues doing that, on desktops or laptops. But UAC is normally the thing people forget to change, so keep an eye on that. Otherwise you get the "Failed to Connect" error when running install.bat.
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