I am so glad I posted about this!
ali7up, you can as long as you are folding the i7-970 and not the i7-920. I asked about that at the end of my message, but maybe you did not see it. JedixJarf is working on a proper hugeadv VM guide for these 6 core 12 thread chips, but has not finished it just yet. I am surprised you have not folded any.
- Enable Virtualization Technology in your bios. (Required to run a VM)
- Install Virtual Box by Oracle
- When you setup a new VM, there should be a CPU option that allows you to set it to use 12 cores. Pick that. Also, pick a bridged networking connection. 2GB of Memory is plenty of RAM to dedicate to the machine for this. System managed Hard Drive size is good too.
- Download Ubuntu 10.10 64 Bit to use as your OS in VB
- VB should have an option that allows you to install the OS from an image file, but I have never used VB. You must use VB because it is one of the only free VM's that allows you to use all 12 threads.
- Follow this guide to install Ubuntu onto the Virtual Machine. Here are a few important things you will need to change or do: A: Read everything Digigami writes and use the noob guide with pictures. B: Please use ext3 and not ext4 like Digigami suggests. C: Always use the -smp 12 flag. D: Skip langouste if your internet connection is decent (cable/mid to high dsl) E: Do not install the corehack script because you do not need it. You already have 12 threads/cores.
Let me know if you need help.
tismon: Honestly, your PPD is fine on the 920. The 970/980/990 hexacores are supposed to make up for your older 9xx 8 core/thread chip. ali7up could dominate the i7-1 category with a nice oc and a Native Linux install, but not everybody can do the Native Install. Still, he will do great if he starts doing 6903/6904! Also, if you are down because of that error and need a temp, that is fine. There is an issue though. When you have a Hexacore (12 core) as your i7-1, I do not allow a 2600k in the i7-2. So, a proper temp would need a 920-960 chip. ali7up appears to have a 2nd i7 which is a 920. I do allow subbing on a temp basis by someone on your team, so if ali7up would like to fold his 920 while you figure out the problem, you can do that. Just ask ali7up if he would like to do that, or if he would prefer to find a temp. Ali7up, PM me with your decision so I can help you find a temp, or give you instructions to sub your 2nd i7 920.
Lastly, your 2500k/X6 folder klaxian should open dialogue with G3RG to try and get more out of his chip. His clocks appear to be high enough to fold 6900/6901/6903 and maybe 6904. G3RG knows X6 and can help try and increase his production beyond his wildest dreams. Some X6's are capable of producing over 1.5 million points per month!