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*may be in the wrong section, please move if so.

Right now this is my folding setup:

single core pentium 4 @ 3.2 w/ hyperthreading

single core P4 @ 2.66 + ATI Radeon HD2600 Pro AGP

I'm going to the surplus tomorrow to pick up 3-4 more P4 computers (no gpu though) which will be folding 24/7 alongside the above systems.

But I have some questions.

1. Does the P4 w/ HT count as a dual core? If so do I need to configure it as such in F@H?

2. On the 2600 pro, do I need to set up the CPU client as well, or are both the CPU and GPU clients included in the GPU version? The CPU usage is already at 100% on said computer, so I'm assuming it's folding on both.

3. Why aren't my results showing up on the User stats page?
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...ame=railfan844
My username has only been folding for a day now, does it just take time to update?

4. Where can I go to find the PPD of my systems?
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This is the wrong section!!!





j/k...

1. We really wouldn't consider it as a dual core but yea it can fold SMP units.
2. The 2600 Pro is not worth folding, not even sure if it can.
3. Make sure you entered your name correctly on the clients, when you install HFM it will tell you.
4. HFM (Guide) for tracking your PPD.
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post #3 of 10
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This is the wrong section!!!





j/k...

1. We really wouldn't consider it as a dual core but yea it can fold SMP units.
2. The 2600 Pro is not worth folding, not even sure if it can.
3. Make sure you entered your name correctly on the clients, when you install HFM it will tell you.
4. HFM (Guide) for tracking your PPD.
Thanks!

Now I don't mean to sound like an idiot....but what is SMP? What I think it is, is a way to fold on more than one core. That's all I know.

The 2600 pro is actually folding right now, how well it's doing I have no clue.
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I think your better off folding on your sig rig. You'll get better PPD/power usage out of it then the P4's.
post #5 of 10
Install HFM and it will tell you the PPD, got to say I am surprised it can fold.

SMP = multicore units which can be done on a p4 with HT.
For v6 follow this guide, or for v7 follow this guide.

v6 is and v7 are the same in folding except v7 is all in one client.


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I think your better off folding on your sig rig. You'll get better PPD/power usage out of it then the P4's.
I was getting to that.
First we need to sucker them in. >.<
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post #6 of 10
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Quote:
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I think your better off folding on your sig rig. You'll get better PPD/power usage out of it then the P4's.
My sig rig does not have a 24/7 connection to the internet as it depends on a wireless USB adapter which my netbook also uses. Most of the time the wifi adapter is in the laptop and I only plug it in to get updates.

I know, its bad, but I'm getting network cables put in the walls some time, just dont know when yet.
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post #7 of 10
Oh I had that issue, sorta...
3g network from my phone was my source of internet so could only send/recieve units when I was home.

You can always connect it to your PC then share the connection it to your netbook.
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post #8 of 10
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So what about the GPU/CPU client? If I'm folding using the systray GPU client do I need to install a separate CPU client or will it fold on both?
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I am very new to Folding as well. Yes you do need a GPU and CPU client. You are right that SMP uses more than once core so you will want an SMP client for ur cpu.
I'm using GPU Tracker V2. It seems to be a nice program for newbies. It comes with all the clients you need as well as a nice little interface for tracking the progress.
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Quote:
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So what about the GPU/CPU client? If I'm folding using the systray GPU client do I need to install a separate CPU client or will it fold on both?
if you follow the Client v7 guide, you can set up both CPU and GPU through the same interface:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-v7-guide.html

It's recommended for your GPU too (make sure to check out post 4).
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