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Last edited by burtie; 19-09-2007 at 05:28 PM.
OK cool, thanks.
Right, I'm in, on my work laptop (C2D). I tried installing the SMP core, but it wouldn't work, so I'm just using the graphical standard core.
For those who can't run smp client get this file:
Make 2/4 copies of the file (I renamed to core 1.exe etc)
and then make shortcuts, right click add -local to the Target
"C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\Core1\Core 1.exe" -local
"C:\Program Files\Folding@Home\Core 2\Core 2.exe" -local
Make sure you put the Machine ID as 1 for "Core 1.exe" and 2 for "Core 2.exe" in the options
(Stolen and summarised from here)
Edit: link blocked out... if you need help just reply
Just joined will leave it running over night and see how my x1950 xt handles it!
note: the "SMP" client runs totally different types of WU to the regular client - it's not the same thing if you run multiple single-core clients
second note: as per the FAQ, performance of the "SMP" client is significantly worse on windows than anything else
third note: i'm saying "SMP" instead of SMP because it's not actually SMP - it's a cluster code being run on one machine. most problems people encounter are due to issues with the cluster communication library used by f@h for local execution
fourth note: the standard "a1" "SMP" core is locked to 4-way. if you're on dual-core, then resources are shared, and performance suffers. if you're on an 8 or more core box, you'll see no benefits in f@h performance
So is it just better to just run the regular client multiple times? I've had issues with the SMP, it just crashes half way through a WU or just appears to have communication problems when fetching or sending data.
OKay so its been running for 2 days now and i have completed 2 work units.
One question which i hope somebody will be able to answer more graphics cardy than f@h, according to catalyst control centre (CCC) my GPU and memory clocks are 500 and 594 MHz (should be 625 and 900 MHz) now I understand this is to save energy when the card is not doing anything strenuous and when you load full screen 3D it jumps up to the higher values. Now I cant help thinking that by increasing my clocks to the 3D values I would get more work done! In the ATI overdrive section of CCC the is a tick box (ticked) which says enable ati overdrive settings clocks for 3D apps only, however this is greyed out so i cant untick it. Anybody know how to make the card run at the higher clocks all the time? and if it will make a difference to my folding productivity?
Thanks in advance
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