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Just started folding yesterday running the SMP Client on my sig rig, and I noticed whenever it runs it takes 100% CPU usage. Is this normal? I folded for roughly 24 hours and have only received around 600 points which doesn't seem right since I have a quad core. Any Answers appreciated.

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Did yous ign up for the passkey to get bonus points?

And are you sure you're doing SMP? You should get over 4k ppd.

Install HFM and see if you're doing smp or regular work units
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Yes, that's normal. Do you have a passkey to get bonus points yet? Once you finish 10 smp units you'll start making more points.
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Yea that's right in terms of usage, but the points are wrong. Are you using smp?

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That's the point of folding! You want to see 100% usage.

As to why you're only getting 600 points in one day is a little strange. Since you're seeing 100% usage, I would assume it's working on all four cores.

Did you get a passkey? If not you may not be getting the bonuses for the larger work units.
Get HFM-Net to see what's actually going on there.
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SMP units have bonus points, you have to sign up for a passkey to receive the points. With the bonus points your cpu you be doing over 4-5k ppd...

Get passkey here: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py

Then re-setup your folding config, and enter the passkey when it asks for it, you cant copy and paste either, so double check your typing!
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Make sure you're running A3 SMP work units in HFM
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Here's what HFM says:

Status: Yellow
Progress: 3%
Name: Super 1337
Client Type: SMP
TPF: 00:05:29
PPD: 7266.2
MHZ: 3612
PPD/MHZ: 02.012
ETA: 08:46:24
Core: GRO-A3

Perhaps the 600 points was just on the first day?
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That ppd assumes you're qualified for bonus. Have you gotten a key yet?
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Originally Posted by dropkickninja View Post
That ppd assumes you're qualified for bonus. Have you gotten a key yet?
When I signed up I got a key in an e-mail and entered it into the client when I first started. Do I need to complete a certain number of workloads before I get bonus points?
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