gohan wrote:Hi guys need a little help here. I basically have 2 machines which i can use to run some sort of folding clients. My desktop with 8800 GTS 512 MB and xeon e3110 is running GPU2 client. Processor usage is really low right now like 5-10%. Can i run another smp client which will make use of my processor and get more points.
My other machine is a Dell inspiron laptop with C2D processor. Which client will be the best to use on my laptop. If it helps it has ati x1400 onboard chip and currently i have windows XP and ubuntu installed. Can someone help me out here or atleast point me to another thread where i can find this information.
thanks in advance.
You can run a SMP client on the Xeon E3110 if your GPU2 client is just taking up 10%. That Xeon is a dual core right? Just make sure to set the CPU client to IDLE and the GPU2 client to slightly higher priority (right-click->configure->advanced if you are using the GPU2 system tray).
On the laptop if you really want to run something then run the CPU client. You COULD run a SMP client but it might not make the deadlines since you may only want it running when plugged into the wall and not on the battery. Maybe just run 1 or 2 single core clients. If you don't like it running hot then run just 1 single core client. I don't think the 1400 is supported and even if it was it wouldn't be better than your CPU. My 8500GT just does 500 PPD.