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I've left my rig folding for a few days and upon inspection, it turns out that the SMC client is always "writing local files". I believe this happened after a core wasn't found or something, a new one was found, and then resumed. However, after this I'm completing WU's really slowly and gain very few points. In January, I completed 16 WU's for about 25k points. This month, I've already completed 18 and only earned about 11k. I'm running the program exactly as I used to, with maybe 2 or 3 other programs alongside. Any ideas how to fix this?

I'm not at home right now but as soon as I do, I'll grab a screenshot and post it up.
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post #2 of 14
Are you folding under linux by any chance?
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Nope, running on Win7 64-bit. CPU is an AMD Phenom II X4 965 running at stock 3.4ghz.
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When you get home just post your log in [code] tags and/or a screenshot of HFM so we can take a look at it.
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I took a screenshot of my stats. I'm pretty sure it's finishing the WU's at the same rate. I do a bit more gaming now but i don't think that's the problem. Other than that, I run µTorrent, a few tabs in chome (no flash), and maybe itunes.
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post #6 of 14
I thought so, you need to add the -smp flag and use a passkey.

Make sure to follow this guide when you setup the client.
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...mp-client.html
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post #7 of 14
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I did all that the first time i set up. Does this have something to do with the "failed to find core" thing? i remember seeing the window displaying text like that and then the ppd began dropping like my grades.
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post #8 of 14
Its hard guessing without info, but you are folding unicore units which have horrible points for a multi-core processor.
What you need to do is delete the core, work folder, queue.dat file and start with the shortcut you created that has the -smp flag.

It should download an A3 core and start working on SMP (a3) units.
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post #9 of 14
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Right. Soon as I get home i'll fire up everything and see how it goes. which should be in about 2 hours
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post #10 of 14
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Alright so i'm home
in HFM it lists client type as Standard. It should be SMP since that's what i set up FAH for. See attachment.
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