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Folding on an Asus G72, Need more PPD!

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Hey everybody!

I couldn't find much on folding with laptops, so I'm looking for some ideas to help me get more PPD.

My situation: This is my daily system, not a dedicated folder. I don't pay for electricity so I'd like to take advantage of that. See my SigRig. I leave it running all day.

Current clients: SMP2, GPU3, and a unicore client

Current PPD: Between 3500 and 5000

Questions I have:
  • Should I remove the unicore client to give resources to the SMP client?
  • Does overclocking make a difference? Right now my CPU is overclocked from 2GHz to 2.2GHz, and my GPU core from 500MHz to 550MHz and the GPU memory from 800MHz to 900MHz.
  • I tried installing a unicore tray client on my girlfriend's laptop and set it up so she'd never notice it, but the configuration menu kept popping up on startup. How could I fix that? She knew I was doing it, no sneakyness here

Thanks for your time and any suggestions you leave me!
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post #2 of 4
the reason why you don't find much about folding on a laptop is because nobody does it.
You are only going to get good scores from the GPU and most laptops don't have good gpus in them. Plus heat issues when running your system that hard.
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I'm pretty new to this, but my thoughts:

Yes get rid of the unicore client - the bonuses from SMP are worth more than the few points you'd get running an additional unicore.

Overclocking the CPU definitely helps.

Overclocking the GPU core doesn't help much - it's the shader clocks you want to push higher. Downclock the cores and/or memory if it helps to get the shaders higher.

You can use TrayIt with the 'start minimised' (or something similar) option to never need to see the folding console at all.

My laptop gets me ~1800 ppd - which is a reasonable amount for me as I have no GPUs that are any use. YMMV.
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Thanks Thrasher and Beast
I'm not too worried about the heat, my gpu has run 10 degrees Celsius hotter during gaming before I modded the cooling system and overclocked it. I removed the unicore client, and overclocked from 2GHz to 2.3GHz and my SMP time per frame dropped by 60%. Not too shabby. I also raised the shader clock to 1500MHz and left the memory stock, but had to bring the core clock up to 600MHz to keep it stable, a WU failed on me. The GPU overclock is no doubt moving the wu's a little faster.

I hope this helps somebody else in my situation in the future. I'd also appreciate anymore useful ideas.
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