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F@H SMP is not listening to my config settings. I have it set up to use only 90% CPU and it is using 100% anyway. What do I do? When I look in the config file, it says 90%.

-ed: If it matters, I'm using Windows XP Professional x64.
That option is just how much CPU the program requests. If there is more to use, it will use it. However, if you have another program running, that is the same priority, that requests some CPU power, Folding@home will only use 90%.

I do this on my x1950Pro rigs. Since the GPU client still needs a little CPU power, I set the SMP client to only use 90%. When the GPU client isn't running it will actually use 100%, but once I fire up the GPU client the SMP client will go down to 90%.

PS. I want my Quad-core back!:cry:
 

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But before, I if I set it at 90% it was 90% even if the computer was idle... is this a 64-bit thing?
 

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No, I run 32-bit XP and it does the same thing. I think it is an SMP thing, because I remember the regular client would only use what I told it to use.
 

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Interesting... setting it to use 45% equates to a 60-80% useage fluctuation... :twitch:
 

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Yeah, it isn't an exact setting by any means.
 

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But it's so weird though, on my old XP Home 32-bit if I set it at 80% cpu useage was 80% solid. We both have Professional and are experiancing the same thing, maybe it's a Professional thing.
 

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I think it has to do with the SMP client. It's still in beta and rather buggy.
 
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I think it has to do with the SMP client. It's still in beta and rather buggy.
Which botheres me. SMP has been in BETA for a long time. Same with the GPU core. Although I was researching supercompters at wiki, and they are a lot of work to manage. All the data flow through the computers. We the folders have peaked at about 1.5PFLOPS, the fastest supercomputer was under 500TFLOPS. The thing different about Pande group and a supercomputer is a supercomputer doesn't nescessarially have to store information. Our presious calculations have to be stored and backed up. From my reading, F@H was launched in 2000, and we STILL only have a few milliseconds worth of protien folding.

Pande group most likely doesn't have much funds to spend on any further software development as everything out right now works "well enough".
 
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I dunno if you caught my edited post or not, I elaborated further. A lot. Further. R.
 

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The thing that annoys me about the SMP client being in Beta is that it expires every so often and I have to redownload and install it before work can continue. Even though nothing at all has changed in the client.

They are developing the software, they just release the version 6 client for GPUs, and I assume one for SMP is on the way. I seem to remember something saying the version 6 client could already do SMP with a command line switch, but it wasn't perfect yet, which is probably why we haven't seen it officially anywhere yet.
 
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Ah, I see. Well good for you. I'm just happy to have broke 1 million.
 

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Pah, I can't run SMP. Even though it's on a LOW priority, and set to use 0% cpu useage (this would br when anothet low-priority progam comes into the picture, otherwise it does 100% anyway), it still lags my games. It wasn't this way on my XP Home. WTF?

The lowest I ever told it to use was 50%, and it used 50% even if the pc was idling. It did what it was told. SMP on Windows XP Pro is like a disobediant child! :nutkick:

I'm still running the single core version though. I can still help without being lagged.
 

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Thats odd, it doesn't lag any of my systems with running, even in games. I don't even turn it off when playing games because I don't notice it.
 

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You have two more cores than me :slap:
 

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You have two more cores than me :slap:
Only with one one of my machines, I game on them all. My quad-core has been dead for 2 weeks, so my main gaming machine has had an E6600 in it. I only got the quad-core a month or so ago. Even my x2 4400+ doesn't lag in games with F@H running. Games are always a higher priority than F@H, so they get the CPU power they need without lag. Something is screwy if F@H causes lag.

How much RAM do you have?
 

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I've been unable to send my WU either last night or today. Are the servers down or is this a personal problem? Disabling my firewall and putting my computer in DMZ has no effect.
 

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I just had a GPU WU end and it sent fine.
 

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Well now it seems that I can't send or recieve any SMP WUs.
 
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