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April 30, 2010, 05:18 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario
My System Specs
Which client is right for me?
This post will help you decide which client is good for your particular setup. The next post will provide resources on how to monitor the clients after you have set them up.
Generally, I give the following advice to new folders:
If you are new, start by GPU folding first as its the easiest to setup and manage.
Once comfortable with GPU folding, then fold on your CPU. There are a few ways to do this, but I suggest the following:
If you have a Quad core/Six core cpu, then use
If you have an Intel i7 computer that is clocked at 3.2GHZ or higher, and have hyperthreading enabled giving you 8 threads, use
You should be aware of the following:
nVidia GPUs give much better points per day than than ATI. nVidia GTX 4xx cards currently require GPU3. It can be found
by clicking here
. the setup instructions are the same as GPU2, so follow those instructions listed below.
If you want to run multiple folding clients (ie. bigadv and GPU), then some additional configuration is needed. This is only suggested for those who are comfortable folding already, or have time devoted to learning right away.
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My System Specs
Main(Blackie) Asus Rampage III Formula // F@H Rig(Foldy) Asus P6T
Blackie: i7 970 @4.0GHZ Heatkiller 3.0// Foldy: i7 970 @4.0GHZ EK Supreme
Blackie: Corsair Vengeance 12GB 1600mhz // Foldy: Mushkin 1600MHZ 6GB
Blackie: Evga GTX 580 1.5GB Koolance WB Foldy: Zotac GTX 460 768MB
Blackie: OCZ Vertex 2 240GB, Seagate 3TB, WD Black 2TB, WD Black 1TB Foldy: Intel X25-M 80GB Gen2, WB Black 500GB Externals: WD Green 1.5TB, WD Green 1TB
Blackie: Corsair AX1200w // Foldy: Enermax Revo85+ 1050W
Blackie: Corsair 800D // Foldy: CM HAF 932
Blackie: X-fi Titanium Pro
Blackie: LG Blu-ray writer // Foldy: LG Blu-ray rom
Blackie: Samsung 2693HM 25.5in // Foldy: Acer H213HBMID 21.5in
Blackie: W7 Ultimate 64-bit // Foldy: W7 Pro 64-bit
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