Originally Posted by elchucko
Welcome to the team E if you need any help with Linux or setting up your client let me know.
Yes, Chuck is our resident Linux guru!! As you can probably tell if you've looked at his stats!
But honestly, most of us here have worked with the VM/Ubuntu setup, so if you have questions, post up and we'll definately help you out.
Originally Posted by She loved E
Thanks Mutt! If the rest of your team is as cool as you I'm sure I'll love it here! Can't wait to "meet" all you and I'm sure I'll be annoying you w/stoopid questions soon. I've only been folding a little bit so it's pretty exciting to be welcomed to a team already... especially one that kicks as much ace as FA!
Thanks Chuck! I'm going to try getting ubuntu/VMware setup tonight if time allows. I also had a x50 BSOD yesterday so apparently I need to tweak RAM or VCCIO settings a wee bit.
I'll wish you luck on your RAM. I have about the same MB and CPU as you (see R2-D2 in my sig) and I couldn't get it to like 16GB of RAM (which is why I'm running 12GB) even at stock clocks. I know that running 12GB (3x4GB sticks) is not optimal as it doesn't run in dual channel, but my rig would not stay stable with 16GB. I run the 12 because 4GB is dedicated to my VM, leaving me 8GB to play with, which keeps my rig running smooth. I might try tossing the other 4GB stick in anyway and trying it out next week sometime, just to see if I can get it stable with all 16GB.
Anyway, good luck and if you do get it to work, you'll have to let me know what your BIOS settings are so I can try it!
There are no stupid questions. We were all new to folding at some point, so we've all had the same questions you're likely to have. If you need help, ask. The only time I've ever been annoyed with anyone over helping them set up folding was just a couple days ago when someone didn't listen to what I told them to do then complained when their setup didn't work. If you ask for help, listen to those who are willing to give it and you'll be just fine.
Also, as an aside to that...When you go to set up VMWare Player, make sure you get version 3.0.0. It's an older version, but also the last version that would allow you to run more than 4 cores/threads. Since your 2700k has 8 threads, you'll want to make sure you use this version, then follow my video on making WMWare Player use more than 4 cores/threads and you'll be set. The person that annoyed me downloaded the current version of VMWare Player (after I gave him the link to the 3.0.0 version) and then complained that it only used 4 threads instead of all 8. So I wanted to give you a heads up on that.
Anyway, best of luck and let us know if you need help!!Edited by WonderMutt - 8/24/12 at 11:40am