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Well, I just got into folding and wanted to know if there were ways I could get a work unit to complete faster. I also wanted to know how I could calculate my PPD.

I followed the most basic instructions: I downloaded the GPU client, installed it, and opened it. I put the team number and I created a username for myself. Before starting, I loaded MSI Afterburner and OCed to the clocks in my sig. Is there anything you can do to increase your PPD? I was able to complete a working unit in around 2 and a half hours. Is this normal?

Just for reference, at the clocks I was running at, the GPU is the same speed as a desktop GeForce 9800GT.
    
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Which version are you using, v6 or v7?

Cause v7 is the all in one client in my signature and PPD calculation is already there.
If using v6 then use HFM. (guide)
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Which version are you using, v6 or v7?

Cause v7 is the all in one client in my signature and PPD calculation is already there.
If using v6 then use HFM. (guide)
I'm using version 6.23. I installed HFM but I'm having problems with it. I opened it and followed the instructions on the guide but when I do everything both the CPU and GPU clients stay black.


    
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Did you add the -local flag to your GPU?
Cause if you did then its in the main folder and not roaming location.

Where did you point the folder for the CPU client?
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Did you add the -local flag to your GPU?
Cause if you did then its in the main folder and not roaming location.

Where did you point the folder for the CPU client?
The -local flag? What?

I followed the instructions in the guide and put the folder for the CPU client in C:\\Users\\Username\\AppData\\Roaming\\Folding@hom e-x86 since I didn't put it in a custom install directory.
    
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Anyone?

What's the -local flag?
    
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Sorry I guess I fell asleep last night.

If you add the -local flag all your stuff stays in the main directory of your clients (1 folder)
Its easier that way in case you ever need to move things around and point HFM to it.

I am not sure why its not showing, try a reinstall on HFM since its a little buggy sometimes.
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-local is only necessary for the GPU systrays, or standard Unicore client though. SMP and console GPU clients will all run in the local directory by default.
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Well, since I figured everything would be easier with the new v7 client, I went on and installed it. I was able to complete a Working Unit on the GPU. Some time after, I restarted the computer and every time I open the program it says Inactive, Offline. When I go to the configuration settings, I select Start and nothing happens. Any ideas?

Also, in my first Working Unit, I got a PPD of 3800 with my GTX 260M at the clocks in my sig. Is that right for this GPU? At those clocks, it should be a bit faster than a stock desktop 9800GT.


    
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