The fact that it's the Windows v7 client may be the issue. For me it's flaky, and also the v7 client has serious issues/bugs with reporting PPD. For example, I run my GPU core_16 units under the Windows v7 client, and if I pause or quit folding and restart it it reports my PPD wrong (Like, it'll say I have 180k ppd and 2 secs TPF- I wish
). After it finishes a work unit it will go back to normal.
In all likelihood you are probably making way more PPD than it's reporting. If anyone else can pipe up and confirm this I'd appreciate the back up, though it's a pretty widely known issue.
I highly suggest you switch to v6 folding in a Linux VM in Virtualbox (free). I gained 3k PPD or so by switching to this setup for my CPU folding. The VM can be monitored through HFM.NET, as well as controlled through a webpage on your LAN.Download link hereSetup guide here
, go down to "Virtualbox installation".
It's very easy to setup and figure out and worth it as you'll probably gain PPD, it supports bigadv, and HFM.NET's PPD reporting is accurate and not broken.
If you get stuck or need any help setting it up let me know.