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Hi everyone, I've decided to start folding but I have a couple of questions on setting the software up. It would be great if someone could help me out and answer them.
  1. I have 12 threads but I'd like to keep at least 2 of them open to play minecraft or some other games. Is this possible?
  2. What CPU client should I use if I'm going to have my computer running for ~12 hours a day
  3. What GPU client should I use and is it possible to limit the usage to 80-90% so that I can still play some nondemanding games?
  4. How many points would I get each month roughly if I fold for ~12 hours a day using my sig rig?
Thanks everyone! I want to get folding as soon as my RAID array rebuilds itself.
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1. Yes by using -smp 10 flag
2. If you need it to constantly pause then v7 client since its easier.
3. v6 GPU3 client or v7 all in one client
4. No idea cause your SMP PPD will be very different everyday since you plan on pausing it every 12 hours.
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
1. Yes by using -smp 10 flag
2. If you need it to constantly pause then v7 client since its easier.
3. v6 GPU3 client or v7 all in one client
4. No idea cause your SMP PPD will be very different everyday since you plan on pausing it every 12 hours.
1. Don't forget -bigadv
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Originally Posted by [March] View Post
1. Don't forget -bigadv
I didn't mention it cause of the pausing.
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