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Just completed my first WU with the Unicore client...took about 8 hours. Then realized that SMP client would be better...So i downloaded it...configured it using Zodiac's guide...got it (and HFM) up and running. I configure HFM to monitor client...and the status is yellow....

It definitely seems like it's slower this time around.. Idk what it causing it. The unicore was taking 50% CPU Load (1/2 of one core and 1/2 of the other) but it was folding faster before I uninstalled it and downloaded the SMP client...

Any ideas? And what does the yellow status mean? When I hover over it says "RunningNoFrameTimes"




It is making progress...but very slowly...

Nearly 2 hours and it has made 2% progress... :-o
     
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Unicore finish faster but give less points and do not have bonuses.
SMP take long, but at the end you get rewarded bonus points. (after finishing your first 10)

I never folded with a Pent D, but I know Z was able to do SMP folding with it and make the bonuses for the most part.

The reason why its yellow is cause it need 3% to make an accurate number for your PPD.
Once it does 3% without stopping it will turn green.
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Nearly 2 hours and it has made 2% progress... :-o
The yellow bar is when HFM hasn't observed enough frames for accurate PPD (3%). Also, PD's are slow. Really slow.
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Unicore finish faster but give less points and do not have bonuses.
SMP take long, but at the end you get rewarded bonus points. (after finishing your first 10)

I never folded with a Pent D, but I know Z was able to do SMP folding with it and make the bonuses for the most part.

The reason why its yellow is cause it need 3% to make an accurate number for your PPD.
Once it does 3% without stopping it will turn green.
Ok, LiLChris, I guess I'll stay up a few more minutes for it to roll over to the big 3%!



Also, why does SMP take longer than unicore. A newbie would think that multiple cores would get the job done faster... do SMP clients get bigger workloads or something?

Yes I'm aware of the slowness, sks72. But as you can see by my System-sig's name, I can't build a new system until I make some more cash....

Hopefully, I'll be running an unlocked Sandy Bridge system pretty soon. Until then, this is what I have to work with, and Overclock.net teaches me new things everyday!
     
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Yes I'm aware of the slowness, sks72. But as you can see by my System-sig's name, I can't build a new system until I make some more cash....
If you happen to find a Q6600 for cheap it would serve as a nice upgrade until you can get a new rig. Or get a new rig first and put a quad in the old one for a dedicated folder.
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Ok, LiLChris, I guess I'll stay up a few more minutes for it to roll over to the big 3%!

Also, why does SMP take longer than unicore. A newbie would think that multiple cores would get the job done faster... do SMP clients get bigger workloads or something?
SMP units are way larger than unicore so even with multiple cores chopping away at it, the process is long.
Then we also have Bigadv which are 10x the size.

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If you happen to find a Q6600 for cheap it would serve as a nice upgrade until you can get a new rig. Or get a new rig first and put a quad in the old one for a dedicated folder.
That mobo might not even support it, I know some of those only would let you upgrade to a C2D.
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I've had so many problems with this PC's hardware in the past (it's a Dell Media Center PC..) that I'm just going to save everything for my future Sandy Bridge PC...

The motherboard won't even let me run Win7, or Vista...heck, If I try to run anything except Window XP Media Center Edition it has a error during OS Installation...

EDIT:
Can anyone answer my question on whether SMP clients get bigger workloads or not?
Thanks LiLChris! Yes, the dell mobo's are quite a pain...
     
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I did answer already, and yes they get bigger work. O.o

By the way try not to double post!
Use the edit button, it doesn't kill anyone if you do.
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That also answers the question as to why my Dual-Core MacBook pro seemed to be running slow... it was, of course, running the Mac SMP client.

EDIT: uh... I acknowledged your answer...in fact, I used the EDIT button to do so!
Edited by Kaosuonline - 4/8/11 at 9:15pm
     
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Yea if you plan on doing things on your MacBook that need any significant CPU power, then turn off the SMP client.
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