Folding - Anything More I Can Do?

My computer at home isn’t anything special, though I’m Folding on it…so, for this post, I’ll leave it out.

At work, I have 2 PCs and 2 servers at my disposal. All are running Folding 24/7, but looking at my daily output, I feel like they should be doing more.

Here’s their details…

#1 - Windows XP SP 3 Professional (ver 2002)
HP DC 7900 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
E8400 @ 3.00 GHz, 1.93 GB RAM

#2 - Windows XP SP 3 Professional (ver 2002)
HP DC 7800 Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
E6550 @ 2.33 GHz, 1.97 GB RAM

#1 - Windows Server 2003 Standard SP 2
Intel Xeon CPU, 3.20 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM

#2 - Windows Server 2003 Standard SP 2
Intel Xeon CPU, 3.20 GHz, 1.00 GB RAM

The Folding client installed is the standard, system tray client and latest version.

I’ve not tweaked anything at all, so I’m wondering if I have any room to do so to help increase my output? I’ve read about some things off of the Folding web site, but figured I’d ask here before diving into something without full knowledge.

Thanks for any help that can be lent! :tiphat:

RAM is an issue for sure that I can see. The GPU version for Graphical cards from Nvidia and ATI/AMD will be faster always then standard CPU based. With similar equipment I saw on CPU based around 800-1200 Points daily. But that can vary if you have lots of load on the systems.

Thanks for the reply, Greg. It appears that I don’t have either of those graphic cards on any of them. So, does it seem that I don’t have any candidates for one of the high performance client installs for Folding?

If that’s the case, that’s fine. I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t anything else I could do to optimize my output since I have to stick with the PCs/servers I’m given here at work. :slight_smile:

You can run SMP clients on two cores , but be warned the the last time I used the windows SMP client it was a resource hog. I found running the Linux SMP client on a Linux system running under VMware gave better returns and a more responsive system - but not really the thing to run at work .

Well, I can certainly try the SMP client on one of my workstations and see how it goes. If it doesn’t seem to have too much of an effect, I’ll put it on the others.

Thanks for the info as well, Mortlake. :tiphat:

Add RAM for SMP…if you are going to use it for other operations for sure. With the limited amounts you have now, it will tend to limp along.