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lightninstrikr

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Finally started to fold! I had to wait for my fans and new Heatsink to arrive before I could since my RIG was already running hot.

username is: lightninstrikr

I do have a question though being a newb Folder... I have an i7 2600k but the program is at max using 85-95% of one core and up to 25% of a 2nd... I have 4 cores it can use plus hyperthreading but I have no idea how to let it know to use everything it can. Anyone wanna give me some tips? I will be taking down Folding when I game but I work 50+ hours a week and will Fold when I'm working (and likely sleeping as well).
 

lightninstrikr

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You probably are folding a unicore work unit... Very likely if you just set it up, the first unit you get is usually one of these. The next one should be an A3 and will utilize all available cores...

EDIT: check you settings using this guide:

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardwarecanucks-f-h-team/36458-smp-install-guide-folding-home.html
I can't get my cmd prompt to let me change it. I type in the path and then next line is the same C:\Windows\system32> line you always get. Could it be an issue with the OS being on my SSD and [email protected] being on my HDD?
 

Shredder

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Hi lightninstrikr,

Find your [email protected].exe right-click on it and SEND TO - Desktop (Create Shortcut on Desktop)
Find the shortcut on your desktop, rightclick on it and select properties.

For Initial configuration add -configonly In the target box one space after the .exe command. Save the shortcut changes.
Select the fah.exe shortcut, Fill in your Username ;Team Number 54196; Passkey Number; Ask before fetching NO ; Proxy NO ; packets big; advanced options YES ; priority IDLE ; cpu 100 ; disable optimized code NO ; advanced methods NO
As it was a configonly setup it will just gather the settings then shut down the client.

Running the Configured Client

First 10 wu's configuration
Open the properties on the short-cut again, remove the -configonly flag, save the changes then select the short cut. Your client should fire up and start folding with your info shown at the start of the log.
After 10 work units (wu's) are completed you are eligible for big advantage points if your hardware is capable.
Big Advantage configuration
Find the shortcut on your desktop, rightclick on it and select properties.
In the Target Box add the following line with a single space after the .exe
-smp 8 -bigadv -verbosity 9 ...save the changes and run it.
As always = Good luck
 

lightninstrikr

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Well I was able to change everything you said Shredder but my CPU meter still shows only 1 core in serious use. Thanks for the help though, maybe when I get to 10 WU's I'll be able to get it to use all my cores in big adv...
 

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