I am trying to re-optimize a laptop for folding, I used to just use a single console client for one core (Its a dual core) but I decided to help with the call to arms to install a second console client. Anyways, I first decided to delete the current client as the 6.20 version is out I figured I would just re-download it. So the problem is whenever I download it for some reason the console client never configures? It just starts right away with machine id 1 and default settings, the same things happens when I install the second console client, it just starts immediately? No config. I keep on thinking I missed a configuration file when I deleted the old client but I can't find it.
Oh and don't recommend I try smp, this is a heavily used laptop and I doubt windows smp will be anything but trouble on it, since it is 64 bit vista and I'm not going to mess with vm for linux. But hey you could try to convince me if you really want to try.
The new client is catching config info from an old installation is my guess. There's probably a txt or ini file you can edit to change your config
You can also install the CPU client (The one that has the little molecule in your system tray) With that one you can "right click" it and change config.
Or better yet, install the SMP Client. Uses the same amount of CPU cycles as two regular clients and gets more points. But, as FF rightly mentions, all clients do different kinds of research and are worth running.