SMP 6.34: Adv. Options; Suggested Settings

kolemolekolemole the mitten
edited August 2011 in Folding@Home
First and foremost, this community is Awesome.

Secondly, it is time that I gave back. Folding benefits society at large. Folding for 93 benefits this community. So I have downloaded SMP 6.34 and am currently configuring the advanced options via the cmd prompt. The prompt reads exactly:

"Set -advmethods flag always, requesting new advanced
scientific cores and/or work units if available (no/yes) [no]?"

my primary concern is to optimize my machine to fold as efficiently as possible (Max Production Min energy waste). I am less concerned with the "why"

For example, I was given the option to "disable highly optimized assembly code" I opted not to disable this function, not because I knew what in the world it meant, but because Icrontic member "Tim255" posted that he did not.

side notes
I choose to "indicate" all memory available.
CPU usage?=100
Interval between checkpoints?=15 mins
Ask before fetching/sending?=no
Core priority idle/low?=idle

My machine in a nutshell:
Windows7 64 Ult service pack 1
amd phenomII x6 1095t black
Radeon 5970 gpu
3x4GB ddr3 1066 gskill ripjaw ram

nothing OC'd

Thank you in advance for your help. I will be up until I get this figured out so if you have the time to help me through the rest of the setup send me a PM.

Thanks Again! :D

sorry for the long-windedness:crazy:

Comments

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited August 2011
    Wow. Welcome to Icrontic, and thanks for this post and your involvement!
  • kolemolekolemole the mitten
    edited August 2011
    poo, I forgot to ask a question.
    my cmd prompt currently reads:

    "Set -advmethods flag always, requesting new advanced
    scientific cores and/or work units if available (no/yes) [no]?"

    Given my preference for maximum rollidge, how should I answer?

    Thanks again!
  • Straight_ManStraight_Man Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL
    edited August 2011
    yes
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    edited August 2011
    yes, and minimize the other programs that are open or running in the background. I increased my PII 965's output by 2k just from closing random keyboard/mouse software. Unless something has changed since the last beta, folding on your GPU will yield a small gain, but lots of detriments (lots of micromanagement due to issues with doing various activities while folding). NVIDIA still has a the crown for folding performance, unfortunately. That may change soon, but it hasn't yet.

    For max output:
    Name(sign up for a username and passkey on folding website)
    93
    MAKE SURE YOU USE A PASSKEY!
    enter
    enter
    big
    low (rather than idle, higher output, slightly more noticeable)
    enter
    enter
    enter
    enter
    enter
    yes
    enter
    enter
    (service ... i'd choose yes, and would have it setup in c:\users\%username%\fah\)
    enter
    -smp -verbosity 9

    That will yield max folding glory, unless you venture into OCing

    Thanks for joining the site and team 93!
  • kolemolekolemole the mitten
    edited August 2011
    Tushon! Thank you, this is exactly what is was trying to ask for. Absolutely Brilliant!

    Big ups to Straight_Man as well. Simple and concise. I could take lessons.:bigggrin:

    Can't say whether one answer is better than the other, but, If

    You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.

    My first thought is always "verbose" Then I think you go looking for a jar or somethin.:tongue::buck:
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited August 2011
    If you are interested in running multiple clients take a look at this thread about FAHTracker. It is a neat little program that can handle all of your clients plus does some stat tracking.
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