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How does this help?

The 3 minute checkpoint is only helpful if you shut down fah many times a week. Otherwise the fraction of a second the client takes to write a check point 480 times a day actually slows down your client a very small amount. But this adds up over time. And what you save on shutdowns is more than lost by writing so many checkpoints.

Recommending 3 minute checkpoints for everyone may not be the best policy. It depends on how often you stop and start fah. On dedicated machines that run 24/7, I recommend the max setting of 30 minutes. On most systems I don't recommend anything lower than 5 minutes.

It also depends on the work units you are running. If your frame times are every 7 minutes, the client saves a check point at those completed frames, and you don't really need one every 3 minutes.

The 15 minute default was set there for a good reason. It's a good compromise between how much time is lost in a shut down versus how much time is lost by writing extra checkpoints hundreds of times a day.

Use your best judgement in how you fold. Don't accept recommendations blindly.
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This V7 client is really a lot more convenient when compared to older clients.
And the option to start up automatically + minimized? How I can add the v7 client to a bunch of computers
    
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It's more convenient, but is still very buggy. Mainly restricted to multi-GPU systems, but an issue anyone might come across is passkey/settings not saving, or being lost after a restart.

Anyway, to set up v7 on other computers, you just install them where you need them.
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Hi ya'll I am about one week into folding along with my buddy and I just changed my i5 2500k @4.8ghz to also have -bigadv tag under win7 smp folding v7 and my scores or ppds as you well went from

7-13k - to - 10k-18k on my first ppd avg with new flag

i am doing proj 8004 (63, 29, 147) @33TPF i think


i know this thread is old if its to old im sorry for bumping it but what projects or numbers are my goals to hit if i want to make the most out of my time folding with an i5 2500k @4.8ghz or higher depending on results i see.

next up is linux vm
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Hi ya'll I am about one week into folding along with my buddy and I just changed my i5 2500k @4.8ghz to also have -bigadv tag under win7 smp folding v7 and my scores or ppds as you well went from
7-13k - to - 10k-18k on my first ppd avg with new flag
i am doing proj 8004 (63, 29, 147) @33TPF i think
i know this thread is old if its to old im sorry for bumping it but what projects or numbers are my goals to hit if i want to make the most out of my time folding with an i5 2500k @4.8ghz or higher depending on results i see.
next up is linux vm

Your goal should just be to fold whatever you're given by Stanford. A linux VM will be a nice increase in production (here is the guide I like) but you'll be best suited to just fold whatever regular SMP WUs you get with a 2600k.
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