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Aaron

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Totally confused. Tried reading the setup help but just got completely lost.

Want to setup 2 clients(this is on Jackas word)to run off my cpu, and possibly a 3rd for gpu

No idea where to start....

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GPU will knock out much more PPD than CPU so you might be better off with GPU on its own?

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Yeah im working on that one.
Not really in it to be an uber folder tho, more for the actual benefit to everyone, so would LIKE to setup a cpu client too. might aswell get some good use out of the 920 :)


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Might be better on the SMP client for cpu, but you could run 4 'normal' cpu clients easy.

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How would one do that? Just open 4 times, or install 4 times or what? :/

Got GPU started on a 20,000...whatever the units are....


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Have 4 seperate folders with the F@H stuff in.

In the config make sure each has a different machine id, also, make sure it doesn't clash with the machine id on your gpu client.

Would try to explain better, but is late and Mrs One-Eye is telling me off for not being in bed. :blush:

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For ease and for productivity I would recomend using the SMP client for the CPU, which will use all 4 cores.
This along with a GPU client will make the best use of your hardware.

A word of advice when running the GPU client, if you want to play a game make sure that the client is paused or stopped completeley otherwise it tends to crash the video driver.

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Jacka said i could run two SMP clients as they only use two cores? *shrug*

Either way, i tried following the guide and failed :(


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Been a while since I tried the SMP client.

But, found it easier to set up on Vista than XP for some reason.

Possibly because Vista is already running the appropriate version of .NET framework?

TBH, as I CBA sorting out the SMP client I just run multiple instances of the 'standard' client but the Console version rather than the system tray version.

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Just unzip that into a folder, copy the folder 'X' number of times renaming each folder and folding core appropriately.

Then when you run each client for the first time, go to advanced setup options and change nothing except the machine id so each client has a different id.

As I mentioned before, also make sure your GPU client has a different id to all the CPU clients.

ie, 4 x CPU clients Machine ID's 1, 2, 3 & 4 GPU client Machine ID 5

This is how I run my folding on my work pc but currently with only 2 CPU clients (dual core cpu) and 2 GPU clients (currently on 9800GX2).

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Hi Aaron,

what exactly happened when you tried to install the client?

I've always used the MPICH version and followed this guide for a trouble free installation.

You can run 2 SMP clients on a quad core (hyperthreading helps a bit) but the guys at Stanford prefer people not to as they want the completed Work Units back as quickly as possible.

The SMP client has 4 threads which is why it runs fastest on a Quad.

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