Some may find this install a bit difficult, but it is not. Once the client is set-up, all you have to do is click an icon to help find the cure to debilitating diseases. If you have any issues, post the issue in the forum and we will answer it promptly. SMP is mainly for Dual Core and Quad Core CPU's. SMP2 allows you to take advantage of early return bonuses with your high end/overclocked CPU's Installation guide: 1. Download Windows SMP Client below or check the download page for updates. http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/FAH6.23beta-win32-SMP-mpich.exe 2. Unpack the files. 2a. Delete the current Fah.exe executable in the F@H folder and replace it with this updated version below: http://www.stanford.edu/~kasson/folding/windows/Folding@home-Win32-x86.exe 2b. Create a windows password for your user name if you do not currently have an existing password. 3. First you need to run Install.bat. Grant access to the firewall pop up if exists. - account (domain\user) [xxx\yyy]: simply press Enter - password: enter your Windows password - confirm password: re-enter your Windows password You will see two lines below confirming that smpd/mpiexec were installed fine. If you see this twice, MPI is working If you see this twice, MPI is working If you don't see the two lines above, then there is something wrong with your setup, please post the problem/screenshot in this thread so we could try to solve it. 4. Press any key to close the window 5. Create a shortcut for FAH.exe. In the shortcut properties we have to edit the target and add the " -smp" argument. At the end of the current target, leave a single space and add -smp. Below is a screenshot of what the edited target should look like. If wanting to run SMP2 (you should), add " -smp -advmethods" to the target instead of just " -smp" Exit the properties window. Now you are ready to run the SMP shortcut. I always drag it to my desktop for fast access. You must use the shortcut to run the client or SMP will run as a single Uni-Processor client. 6. Upon running the client you will be prompted to enter settings. Enter your user name and Team# 50711 and your passkey. PM me concerning the passkey. Below is a pic of my current settings. Remember, any issues can be solved quickly with a post in the forum. Good luck and have fun folding!