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Can I add "memory=4096" to client.cfg to get these first 10 WU's done faster?

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Seriously, my memory is clocked at 1800 and am barely using any memory. I want to get these first 10 out of the way. I know the setup default is 1013, but..well you know..

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Seriously, my memory is clocked at 1800 and am barely using any memory. I want to get these first 10 out of the way. I know the setup default is 1013, but..well you know..

thanks

-TG
Folding really doesn't use that much memory.

With an i7-9x0@4gHz+ folding SMP across all 8 threads, you should get the first ten WUs done to qualify for bonuses in a good bit less than a week going 24/7.
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It really wont make much of a difference till you start doing bigadv that memory start to take a minor effect.

You can change it in the client.cfg, though I suggest you add the -configonly flag and do it that way.
Sometimes messing inside that file ruins other settings.
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Such a shame that it just sits there and does nothing. Has anyone benched the job times and/or step times to see if you could cut down the first 10 WU time?

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Such a shame that it just sits there and does nothing. Has anyone benched the job times and/or step times to see if you could cut down the first 10 WU time?

-TG
It depends on the WUs you get. @4+gHz on an i7-9x0, with some luck you could have 10 SMP WUs out of the way in 3 days....or potentially 7 days if you're not lucky in the WUs you get.

@4gHz my i7-950 takes 16hrs to fold a 6701/2 SMP WU they take lots of time and not so many points...or for a 6050WU 1/2 that time.
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It really wont make much of a difference till you start doing bigadv that memory start to take a minor effect.

You can change it in the client.cfg, though I suggest you add the -configonly flag and do it that way.
Sometimes messing inside that file ruins other settings.

so add the line to the cfg, then add the -configonly to the shortcut? I just started another job. Is there a "proper" way to halt a job and keep the DOS window open?
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The first 10 work units are the same as the next 9999999 work units of course there is different units.
Nothing changes except after 10 you start to get bonus points.

Only way to reduce the time is getting a faster clock speed or more threads (i7 970).
Don't fold on the 6870 it will only slow your i7 down and take longer.


Either click the X or Contrl-C to close the client.
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The first 10 work units are the same as the next 9999999 work units of course there is different units.
Nothing changes except after 10 you start to get bonus points.

Only way to reduce the time is getting a faster clock speed or more threads (i7 970).
Don't fold on the 6870 it will only slow your i7 down and take longer.


Either click the X or Contrl-C to close the client.

So all that flag really does is let the system know that you have (x) memory available, to determine the types of jobs you would be sent? Your first 10 WU's are somewhat more fixed then in what they would use on any system, regardless of what the settings are, other than MHz and threads? What does a PPD/Mhz of 4.201 mean then? Is it good juju that even though I can only fold @ 3.96 GHz the Folding Gods allow me to fold , effectively, at PPD of 4.20GHz?




That must be good, right??


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No, the first 10 work units are just random work units you will continue to keep getting. They do not assign work units by the number you have completed.
Those units you get now are the same you will get later on.

PPD/MHZ basically means for every 1 MHZ you get 1 PPD, so by raising your clock speeds it will equal to more PPD.
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No, the first 10 work units are just random work units you will continue to keep getting. They do not assign work units by the number you have completed.
Those units you get now are the same you will get later on.
even with -bigadv?
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