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Old August 24, 2011, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisk View Post
You could fold GPU and Bigadv, but the GPU folding will slow down the bigadv a little, but that little really affects the bonus. I cannot remember the numbers, but I was only ahead 2-3k with the 460 folding with the bigadv, so I figured with my power concerns I would drop the 460 from folding and went with just the bigadv.

As for the ram requirements, I think 4GB will be cutting it close for bigadv. My system will use 4GB of ram while folding bigadv and doing other simple windows tasks. That could be windows superfetch though.
The new cores pretty much offload completely to the GPU now, it's just the interval checks that eat up CPU cycles. With the smaller WUs, it affects PPD noticeably, but with the new gianormous WUs SMP/bigadv are pretty much unaffected by GPU folding.
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