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Old April 30, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Default 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 SMP2
    • If you have an Intel i7 computer that is clocked at 3.2GHZ or higher, and have hyperthreading enabled giving you 8 threads, use bigadv
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.
Fold for team #54196

Last edited by chrisk; September 8, 2010 at 07:00 PM.
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