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Ok since I have never even considered folding before I figured what the hell might as well put my Rig to use. I dont have a high end video card anymore due to it has to be RMA'd so im stuck on a 4890 1gb. I read that ATI/AMD cards fold like crap so that leaves me with one other option is to CPU Fold or can I fold with a 4890?

Like I said Ive never folded or even thought about Folding until today. What would be my best option.

Cpu is overclocked to 3.6ghz
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CPU fold. You should get pretty good PPD from the 750 (8k or so). Im not sure how well the 6000 series folds but it may be good to use when its back from RMA
    
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I wanted to verify I was doing this right. Still confused

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I wanted to verify I was doing this right. Still confused
you need to add the -advmethods flag. Also make sure that you have a passkey so that after 10 WU you can collect bonuses
    
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You need to create a shortcut of the application and add -smp flag.
How to add flags

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you need to add the -advmethods flag.
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Yeah im going to redo this I know I screwed up somewhere.
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I redid this completely I added the -smp flag. This is what im getting now.

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Nice job! Looks like you set it up properly this time.

Did you request a passkey from Stanford?
 
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Yes I go a passkey. I had a question all i have to do is run this correct i dont have to submit anything. What is the max hours I should run this with my CPU @ 100% for all 4 cores. I noticed all 4 cores now are maxed 100%

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Also make sure that you have a passkey so that after 10 WU you can collect bonuses
Im still confused on this WU thing. How do you know when youve done 10 WU

One last question:

When i look at the HFM.net program and I click on Edit client & I look at the "Client processor MHZ" Do I set that to my Default CPU speed which is 2.67ghz or do I use my overclocked speed which is 3.6
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 2/28/11 at 12:42pm
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Yes I go a passkey. I had a question all i have to do is run this correct i dont have to submit anything. What is the max hours I should run this with my CPU @ 100% for all 4 cores. I noticed all 4 cores now are maxed 100%


Im still confused on this WU thing. How do you know when youve done 10 WU
You can fold one "Work Unit" at a time. So, every time the client reaches 100%, you have finished a single WU.

EDIT 2: Each client can fold one WU at a time. That is, if you have a CPU and a GPU, you can work on 2 simultaneous WU, 3 if you had 2 GPU, etc.

You need to get 10 CPU WU in order to gain bonus points. These bonus points are given based on how quickly you complete the unit before the deadline.

I've been folding on this rig since early November. It was only been off for maybe 5-6 days since then, due to travel, new part installation, and overclocking crashes. As long as your temperatures are manageable, your rig can be at 100% load for years without issue.

EDIT: For HFM, you would set it to your OC'd speed. This is just a convenience for seeing how effective your OC is, it won't actually change anything.
Edited by stu. - 2/28/11 at 12:47pm
 
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