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Virtual Box lets you specify more cores for the VM than you actually have. Does that work any better or different than the Linux script to trick it into thinking it has more cores?
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Originally Posted by mott555;13022799 
Virtual Box lets you specify more cores for the VM than you actually have. Does that work any better or different than the Linux script to trick it into thinking it has more cores?

There's something i've not considered...

I could give it a shot tonight.

Edit: I set up a new vbox OS, slid the number of CPUs slider to 8 and now the VM thinks i have 8 cores. They all show in top and htop. It's crunching a bigadv unit now i believe. So step 8 just got made a lot easier.
Edited by Boyboyd - 4/6/11 at 9:31am
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There's something i've not considered...

I could give it a shot tonight.

Edit: I set up a new vbox OS, slid the number of CPUs slider to 8 and now the VM thinks i have 8 cores. They all show in top and htop. It's crunching a bigadv unit now i believe. So step 8 just got made a lot easier.

Sweet, didnt have time to test it last night (was dying on the couch with a fever while my wife was submitting me to the inhumane torture of GLEE on the TV as she knew I could not move from my deathbed) but I will give it a go tonight. What is your TPF w/ vbox?
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Between 28 and 29 minutes.
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What was it with vmware? Currently getting 27 min TPF on a 6901 with cpu @ 4.85 (had to turn down OC for summer.)
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I can't remember, i've never gotten it working with VMware. It was before i learnt to turn down the priority of vmware / vbox.
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Virtual Box lets you specify more cores for the VM than you actually have. Does that work any better or different than the Linux script to trick it into thinking it has more cores?

This seems to be a bad idea. I made a VirtualBox VM running Windows XP Professional and set it to 8 cores even though my PC only has 4 cores. It took around 30 hours for Windows to install, and it takes a long time for it to boot up and my entire system lags pretty bad. When I drop it to 4 cores everything is fast as it should be.
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This seems to be a bad idea. I made a VirtualBox VM running Windows XP Professional and set it to 8 cores even though my PC only has 4 cores. It took around 30 hours for Windows to install, and it takes a long time for it to boot up and my entire system lags pretty bad. When I drop it to 4 cores everything is fast as it should be.

Lol.
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Following the guide in the first post and running native Ubuntu, I'm getting a TPF of 28:10 on a P6901 with my 1090T at 3.9GHz. Just thought I'd share...

Going to try and improve TPF now.
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This guide should replace my guide in the tutorials section. tongue.gif I don't have the time to update my guide and this seems to work much better.
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