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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    jealous of all these bonus points people are getting, i still use a lowly dual core e6320 which is REALLY showing it's age, but literally so poor atm so no money for an upgrade

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Please, for the love of christ someone upload a step by step guide to the SMP client. Enter details as per F@H guide, i get the wrong work core and it doesn't use 100% of the CPU. Don't enter details i get the wrong work core but it does use 100% of CPU.

    Quick step by step guide to set up SMP:

    1) Download SMP client here
    2) Unzip in to folder with write permissions, e.g. C:/Users/David/FAH
    3) Right click on the Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe and select create shortcut
    4) Right click new shortcut and click properties
    5) In the target box, type "-configonly" right at the end without quotes, click ok
    6) Launch shortcut
    7) Enter info as normal, answer yes to change advanced options
    8) Keep hitting enter (unless you want to change other settings) until you get to "Additonal client parameters", here enter "-smp" without quotes
    9) Keep hitting enter and the window would eventually disappear
    10) Delete shortcut
    11) Run Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe
    Last edited by DDY; 15-10-2010 at 10:41 PM. Reason: Added [noparse], forum keeps making fah.exe a mailto!

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Just "-smp" or "-smp x" where x is a variable ?

    100% on all 8 threads and the right core

    How do you guys restart the program - by clicking on the .exe in the \FAH\ folder as thats where most of my problems seem to lie
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Just "-smp" or "-smp x" where x is a variable ?

    100% on all 8 threads and the right core

    How do you guys restart the program - by clicking on the .exe in the \FAH\ folder as thats where most of my problems seem to lie

    "-smp x" where x is the desired number of threads. e.g. "-smp 3" on a quad core will free up one CPU core, 75% load, can be useful while running a GPU client.

    Just "-smp" will automatically set as many threads as cores your computer can offer including HT cores.

    EDIT: I start my SMP F@H client from a desktop shortcut, my client is re-named fah6.exe
    Last edited by DDY; 15-10-2010 at 10:56 PM.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    I didn't add configonly flag but does that matter? I think everything is runnign smoothly so should I worry? :S
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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by nibbler View Post
    I didn't add configonly flag but does that matter? I think everything is runnign smoothly so should I worry? :S
    Nope

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    "-smp x" where x is the desired number of threads. e.g. "-smp 3" on a quad core will free up one CPU core, 75% load, can be useful while running a GPU client.
    I do that when I'm gaming (noticed that Assassin's Creed only uses 1 core) - exit the client, start with -smp 3 and enjoy both gaming AND folding

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    I'll double post, but this is worth it:


    Yay

    I'll try undervolting it, we'll see how it goes. Will post the results in my undervolting thread and post a linky here

    EDIT: results from undervolting here.
    Last edited by Queelis; 17-10-2010 at 09:54 AM.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    How can i get the GPU2 client to run at start up (like a service) ?

    Doesn't seem to be anyway to add it into the start up items in MSCONFIG :/
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    There's a command I think, have a search around.
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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Apparently my server is just about to complete its 4th WU since friday. Woo! Must go and see how many points I'm generating (then maybe stop folding during the week in case work get suspicious about the sudden increase in both electricity and network usage )

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    Nice one, keep it going
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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Apparently my server is just about to complete its 4th WU since friday. Woo! Must go and see how many points I'm generating (then maybe stop folding during the week in case work get suspicious about the sudden increase in both electricity and network usage )
    lol, I'm hoping mine dont notice but since it is me doing the reports, I think I can overlook special programs.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Just a quick update and faux question.

    Overclocking my CPU up to 3.3GHz from 2.8GHz cuts a step percentage in more than half - how is this possible? At stock is takes 10 minutes for one percent and at 3.3GHz its takes around 4 minutes, 5 at most.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Just a quick update and faux question.

    Overclocking my CPU up to 3.3GHz from 2.8GHz cuts a step percentage in more than half - how is this possible? At stock is takes 10 minutes for one percent and at 3.3GHz its takes around 4 minutes, 5 at most.
    I'll put that down on the client working on a different work unit or a different version or revision of the same work unit.

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    Re: Folding Chit-Chat

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    Just a quick update and faux question.

    Overclocking my CPU up to 3.3GHz from 2.8GHz cuts a step percentage in more than half - how is this possible? At stock is takes 10 minutes for one percent and at 3.3GHz its takes around 4 minutes, 5 at most.
    Yup, check in HFM.NET's "Benchmark" window. Look up the "credit" value of the older WUs and compare it to the current one.

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