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Old April 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
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Hi there, I am folding using the MPICH and set it up as per the Folding@Home webpage. I am using an E8400 OC to 3.6 GHz and the SMP client seems pretty slow. Would I be better off trying the Virtual Machine route? Standard CPU client?

I am also folding on my GTX 295, on both cores (thanks to all the help from folks here and the dummy video plug!) but I would like to fold with the CPU in the most effective way as well. Just folding overnight and when I am at work right now, and sometime when I am just browsing the net.

So, what would be the most effective CPU client?

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Old April 11, 2009, 08:33 PM
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SMP is much more efficient than the STD client, but you should definitely give the VM a try. Follow the evga guide, and run 2 instances. Very easy to setup, took about 10 minutes for me today.

Topic: Boost Your PPD with VMWare - Look inside for easy guides!

Guide: More efficient SMP folding. (VMWare and notfreds)
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Fold with your video card and Rosetta with CPU.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:27 PM
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Run SMP on VMware. Or you can stick with SMP in Windows if you don't want to run VMware. Check out those VMware guides for more info.

What kind of PPD are you getting? My SMP for my rig in sig could currently get me around 1800PPD if it's on 24/7.
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Fold with your video card and Rosetta with CPU.
This.

We need more crunchers, let the folders gain with your GPU, not your CPU.
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Old April 12, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Run SMP on VMware. Or you can stick with SMP in Windows if you don't want to run VMware. Check out those VMware guides for more info.

What kind of PPD are you getting? My SMP for my rig in sig could currently get me around 1800PPD if it's on 24/7.
I have VMware up and running and FAHSpy is reporting 2489 for my WU that is about 4% in. Seems to do about 1% every 8 min. I think the MPICH was doing about 1% every 25 min.

I used the link that 3.0Charlie sent, the guide, and everything seems to be doing well.
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