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Before I start, I want to apologize. I posted this question in 3 different threads (I think). I'm starting this thread because I got a new processor since those posts, and because I couldn't find answers in the other threads.

My main question is this: I have an 840T coming (6-core Phenom II CPU with 2 disabled, I'm going to work on getting those 2 cores), and currently have a 5850. Which one is better for folding? (I have no idea what better means, as I have no experience with folding. I'm just throwing it out there)

Other questions I have:
  • Is folding a 24/7 thing? I ask because I like to shut my computer off at night (the blinking lights make it hard for me to sleep). Will I have to set it up again every time I turn my computer off and on?
  • I followed this guide: ~Quick Set Up for new Folders. My client looks different from the one in the screenshot. Is that a problem?
  • Are there any settings I should "keep in mind" when configuring my client? I want the set up to be as quick/easy as possible, but if there's anything that I should not miss, please let me know here.

Thank you all! And again, my apologies to those who already answered my question(s) in the other threads. I did not mean to ignore you!
Edited by onoz - 4/25/11 at 1:12pm
 
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I will answer your first question along with your second first. The faster you complete a CPU WU, the more points you get. Assuming you don't get the 2 cores enabled and you're left with a quad core, then you've got a choice.

Folding 24/7, the CPU would probably be the better Folder. However, if you're intending on turning off the computer every night, then the 5850, which doesn't depend on how fast you finish it, and has shorter WUs, will be better.

How does the client look different? Screenshots help.
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I will answer your first question along with your second first. The faster you complete a CPU WU, the more points you get. Assuming you don't get the 2 cores enabled and you're left with a quad core, then you've got a choice.

Folding 24/7, the CPU would probably be the better Folder. However, if you're intending on turning off the computer every night, then the 5850, which doesn't depend on how fast you finish it, and has shorter WUs, will be better.

How does the client look different? Screenshots help.
Thanks Zodac. After looking at it, I realized the reason why the screen shot provided looks different from mine is because it's on Window XP . Silly me.
  1. I attached a SS of what it looks like after I configured and ran it. Am I doing it right?
  2. My SMP PPD says 0.0. Is this normal?
  3. My GPU0 PPD says 2,597.1, but according to another thread, my 5850 at stock should be getting around 3600.
  4. I've been reading about this "-smp" thing. Do I have to worry about that?
  5. I want to get my folding postbit (not even sure what that is). I just started folding, and I know I need 50,000 points, but I was wondering how long it takes for my name to show up on the ExtremeOC folding page (http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/search.php)
I want to start folding on a regular basis, and not just for the CC. If I'm missing anything important, please let me know.
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1) I see no SS.

2) It will take 3% for PPD to become accurate... have you completed that much yet?

3) If you're using a 5/6 series AMD GPU, you will actually need to use Client v7:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-v7-guide.html

Remove the current client, and follow that guide (posts 1, 3 & 4 in particular).

4) Not if you're using the Tracker, or Client v7.

5) Once you complete a WU, it will show up 3 hours later. The postbit is the "Folding Team Rank" you can see in my profile.

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Ugh. I'll have to add a screen shot again tonight. I'm not sure what happened. And I let my 5850 run all night and it finished a WU around 7 AM this morning. I'm still not seeing my numbers in on the ExtremeOC page. I'll have to do it again tonight to make sure I'm doing it correctly. I shut down my computer after that. I'll let it do it's thing again tonight. (I'm currently at school)
 
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What's your username? onoz?

If so, confirm that your name and team number were added correctly (Configure> Identity).
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1) I see no SS.

2) It will take 3% for PPD to become accurate... have you completed that much yet?

3) If you're using a 5/6 series AMD GPU, you will actually need to use Client v7:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-v7-guide.html

Remove the current client, and follow that guide (posts 1, 3 & 4 in particular).


4) Not if you're using the Tracker, or Client v7.

5) Once you complete a WU, it will show up 3 hours later. The postbit is the "Folding Team Rank" you can see in my profile.

And we'd love to have you around after the CC too.
Hey Zodac, just to be clear, when you say remove the current client, is that my FAH GPU Tracker V2? Following steps 1, 3, and 4 with that one Client v7 will use both CPU and GPU?

Thanks!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by onoz View Post
Hey Zodac, just to be clear, when you say remove the current client, is that my FAH GPU Tracker V2? Following steps 1, 3, and 4 with that one Client v7 will use both CPU and GPU?

Thanks!
To answer your questions:
1.) Yes, remove ALL folding clients you have now and install v7 via link provided by Zodac
2.) Yes, that guide provided by Zodac will show you how enable both a CPU and GPU WU simultaneously.
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Thanks guys. Will go through the steps when I get home tonight.
 
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