1.I will be running this client anytime Im not gaming. Will this degrade my cards noticably to where Its not healthy for them?(need them for atleast a year before I upgrade)
2. will I be able to put up good numbers only running this client(both in compition and out) or having an i5 2500k would it be wiser to go to the -smp? or not enuff to matter? I really want to help us win the chimp challenge.
EDIT: thanks for the help zodac yur an awsome guy!
As long as the temps aren't too high, it won't degrade the GPU.
As for points, I think the i5 through Linux would get more points, but since that's not an option if you intend to game, then SMP using 3 cores and the GPU on the last core would do nicely too.
Wow I did not know I could tell it to only use 1 or 3 core but Ill dabble in that in the future Im good for now. Also, you where right the 16 is way more stable than the old ones. Thanx for the help. Now All I need to do is sign up for the chimp challenge.