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So I have a 14k PPD i5 2500k 4.7 GHz stable PPD based upon those threads, and some of my posts in there what would you recommend? I'm trying to join team competition and wanna use CPU only and swtch my gts 450 to another pc for optimum ppd.
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As long as you can dedicate it to 24/7 folding with nothing else but web browsing you are good to go.
Try to get that thing to 4.8ghz though, I think that is the sweet spot.
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Personally I believe you would be allot better off running standard smp WU's. It is going to take you close to 4 days to complete 1 WU, that is 4 days for something to go wrong. If you loose a bigadv WU at 3 day's how many points would you have made folding smp WU's. If your computer shuts down for any reason and you are not there to restart it for 10 hrs you will not make the deadline and you will not get any bonus points. There are allot of things that can go wrong when folding bigadv WU's, Why risk it. ?
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Personally I believe you would be allot better off running standard smp WU's. It is going to take you close to 4 days to complete 1 WU, that is 4 days for something to go wrong. If you loose a bigadv WU at 3 day's how many points would you have made folding smp WU's. If your computer shuts down for any reason and you are not there to restart it for 10 hrs you will not make the deadline and you will not get any bonus points. There are allot of things that can go wrong when folding bigadv WU's, Why risk it. ?
^ This. I spent a couple hours getting my Ubuntu and VMware Player up to snuff, and lost a bigadv 2 days into a 24/7 fold. I pretty much did it just to see if I could, and it was definitely a learning experience since I haven't monkied with any of the Linux stuff since I learned Solaris back in school years ago. (UNIX, but really similar)

If you really want to try it, go for it, but I ended up losing around 35k ppd in my journey of bigadv. I'm definitely going to pick up a i7 come ivy bridge time though, so I can do bigadv in windows.
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Im running bigadv on my 2500k and hitting 34k ppd, def reccomended.


Edit:40k ppd
Edited by JedixJarf - 3/19/11 at 11:46pm
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Im running bigadv on my 2500k and hitting 34k ppd, def reccomended.
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Yeah, since the new core a5 is out, linux can fold bigadv natively now... no more need for wine. Gave me a nice PPD boost.
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As long as you can dedicate it to 24/7 folding with nothing else but web browsing you are good to go.
Try to get that thing to 4.8ghz though, I think that is the sweet spot.
If you hit 5 Ghz its 50%/day. So wouldnt need to fold 24/7 to make sure you hit the deadline
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Um so I just need to get the bootloader working and I'll be able to just install the linux smp client to be able to use bigadv? I would have it at 5 ghz but this processor does 4700 ghz folding stable. 4800 ghz is stable at like 1.58v as opposed to 4700 @ ~1.435
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i got a 5ghz 2500k running native linux client @ 43k ppd

at 4.7ghz it'll probably be 39-40k ppd

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Personally I believe you would be allot better off running standard smp WU's. It is going to take you close to 4 days to complete 1 WU, that is 4 days for something to go wrong. If you loose a bigadv WU at 3 day's how many points would you have made folding smp WU's. If your computer shuts down for any reason and you are not there to restart it for 10 hrs you will not make the deadline and you will not get any bonus points. There are allot of things that can go wrong when folding bigadv WU's, Why risk it. ?
2500k can easily finish a p69xx in 2-3 days if it's going 24/7 4ghz+
Edited by koven - 3/20/11 at 5:38am
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