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I just started folding for OCN today. I am folding with a total of 4 clients, 2 on my desktop's CPU and GPU and 2 my laptop's CPU and GPU. My desktop's cpu is the only one I will be able to fold with bigadv. My question is, do I have to wait until the desktop's CPU client finishes 10 WU to start with the bigadv bonuses on it, or can I start bigadv once all four of my clients total 4 complete WUs?

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When you have 10 completed A3 (cpu/smp) units with the same username/passkey.

To be 100% sure you have the right amount just put your username & passkey here.
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...type=userstats

After that switch the client to bigadv and make sure to fold 24/7 on it to get the best points.
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Thanks!

I will never shut the bigadv client down, but I will use the computer to game/surf the internet MAYBE 2 to 4 hours a day. Will this hurt the client enough to warrent not using bigadv?
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No, you're good.
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Nah I was able to game 4 hours a day and still have time, and if you set the priority CPU client even higher it will give you more hours to play and beat the deadline.
Though I wouldn't go playing online competitive FPS games if you care about your stats you might want to turn it off.
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Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
Thanks!

I will never shut the bigadv client down, but I will use the computer to game/surf the internet MAYBE 2 to 4 hours a day. Will this hurt the client enough to warrent not using bigadv?
These are my stats and I do the same... I'm folding 24/7 with my sig rig.
 
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Thanks for helps guys. +rep to those I can give it too... you crazy editors
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PulkPull View Post
Thanks for helps guys. +rep to those I can give it too... you crazy editors
I am not crazy!!!


Just a little silly.
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post #9 of 22
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Well.... I now have a new question I hope you folding experts can help me with. On my desktop I am folding with an i7 950 ht on at 4.2ghz and a 6870. I followed all the guides to set the two up (reg edits, affinity and such) but I am wondering if the 6870 is hurting my i7s performance too much to justify using the 6870 to fold. I have only been folding for a day so I don't have the stats yet to make my own decision ... any input?
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post #10 of 22
Probably not, especially if you're thinking of power consumption.

i7+6870 might get more PPD, but they will also use a lot more power. Might be better overall to just stick with the i7 for the next month or so.
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