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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.
I prefer not to turn off UAC, for security reasons, so installing it into another directory that UAC doesn't control would also fix the issue.

I'm not sure that the desktop client allows the -advmethods flag. It may have to be added to the shortcut or under Settings | Advanced | Additional Client Parameters. The SMP client is also a newer version, so it may fold better. These are what I am testing out.

I've also seen that using SetPriority and setting the priority of the WUs to Above Normal or High gives me more PPD. I have to make sure that I set the priority of explorer.exe one higher than the WUs or the WUs will consume all of the system's resources and my computer won't respond.
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I prefer not to turn off UAC, for security reasons, so installing it into another directory that UAC doesn't control would also fix the issue.
Fair enough, whatever works for you.

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I'm not sure that the desktop client allows the -advmethods flag. It may have to be added to the shortcut or under Settings | Advanced | Additional Client Parameters. The SMP client is also a newer version, so it may fold better. These are what I am testing out.
I think you need the latest client to get the a3 WUs, as well as the advmethods flag.

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I've also seen that using SetPriority and setting the priority of the WUs to Above Normal or High gives me more PPD. I have to make sure that I set the priority of explorer.exe one higher than the WUs or the WUs will consume all of the system's resources and my computer won't respond.
Yep, I can confirm that. I put the SMP client to "High", but I don't need to set explorer.exe to anything else.
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Yep, I can confirm that. I put the SMP client to "High", but I don't need to set explorer.exe to anything else.
The SMP client isn't what's folding though, it's the FahCore_##.exe programs under Running Processes | Show Processes in SetPriority that fold, so any folding client can be safely left at Low. The client will not set the core's priority any higher than what you've installed it to be at (Idle/Low).

Once all of your FahCore_##.exe's are added at High, all of your system's resources should be consumed by folding. With a P4 and laptops, while doing the aforementioned, these systems will become non-responsive without giving explorer.exe a higher priority than the folding core programs.
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Yeah, by SMP client I meant the FahCore_a3.exe file. Should have made that clear.
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after folowing the guide I am up and running,But,I am only at 30%cpu usage,halp!
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What Project number is the WU?
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Yeah, that's not an a3 WU. If you have definitely added the -smp flag and activated the -advmethods flag (in the Advanced Settings), then finish this WU and hopefully you'll get an a3 (Project 6011-6064).
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Yeah, that's not an a3 WU. If you have definitely added the -smp flag and activated the -advmethods flag (in the Advanced Settings), then finish this WU and hopefully you'll get an a3 (Project 6011-6064).
errr where was that mentioned in your guide?
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Memory, in MB, to indicate <xxxx available> [xxxx]?
Set -advmethods flag always, requesting new advanced scientific cores and/or work units if available <no/yes> [no]? yes
Ignore any deadline information <mainly useful if system clock frequently has errors> <no/yes> [no]?
Machine ID <1-16> [1]?
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