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I was wondering if it was worth setting my vmwares priority to high or realtime , I usually only have a browser with ocn on it while its folding anyways .. I tried setting it to high and it makes my mouse freeze and it cant keep up with my keyboard and stuff.. I can put up with it if its going to improve my ppd considerably but if its just going to make like difficult for me .
    
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What browser are you using? For some reason OCN is extremely low for me while folding on my main rig when i use certain broswers, especially chrome and firefox, no matter what the priorities are set at. If i use internet explorer or Maxathon ocn works perfect
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I was wondering if it was worth setting my vmwares priority to high or realtime , I usually only have a browser with ocn on it while its folding anyways .. I tried setting it to high and it makes my mouse freeze and it cant keep up with my keyboard and stuff.. I can put up with it if its going to improve my ppd considerably but if its just going to make like difficult for me .

You are running in a vm is that correct? Make sure you have vt-x/d enabled in your bios, might give you a 2-5k bump in ppd. Also should make it less sloppy while browsing the webs while folding.

Also. You will have to re-set up your instance for folding once you change it to make sure vt-d/x is enabled.
Edited by jesusboots - 9/2/12 at 4:00pm
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ill look into that in the bios after the current WU is done , dont want to risk losing it, for now I set the priority back to normal, even with browsing vmware still fluctuates between 99-100% cpu , so its not like im losing much .. What I found that hurts my points is if im playing a game for a while , the game works fine but after Im done my PPD is down to 8K and takes forever to go back up , probably because I have it set to all frames though .
    
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Speak to wondermutt about setting priority settings with vmware. He's the guru on that.
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Thats why I suggest virtualbox in the first place. You can set priority within the task manager. The program allows you to pause the instance, instead of just doing task on top of folding. There are save states which are extremely easy to open and close.

Do whichever any of you guys choose to use, just suggesting to our new friend, a method of which I found easier to use.
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its doing all right now though and I dont usually touch it anyways .. if nothing else on the computer is running , no matter what the priority is set to it should be running at 100%..right ? THe advantage this way is if I want to game on the computer for a little bit I dont have to change anything , I know the game will run just fine .. that way I can fold 24/7 and play a bit instead of say folding 20 hours and having it off completely for 4 .
    
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I like using vbox too. I used vmware previously but switched to vbox when I needed to lower cpu usage for temperatures reasons.

Apparently though, the vmware has something in the program itself to set priorities so that you don't have to do it through task manager manually. I've seen wondermutt posted about a 1000 times about it which is why I suggested contacting him.
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