Will there be a "preferred settings" update soon?
I'm now running a quad core 27" i7 iMac under OSX.6.2, running 24/7, with the following settings:
Use CPU count of Actual (8)
extra args: -bigadv -smp 8
InCrease shows 1 client 8 cores.
Now I don't begin to understand what all that means (all right, I admit it, what any of that means), but is that the optimum setting right now?
I did read on the [url=http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?
F@H forum here[/url] (second post, ninth Question):
[quote]Q: I have all of that but for some reason I'm still being assigned regular WUs.
A1: When you configured the client, perhaps you didn't accept big WUs. If that's not set properly, several different errors might occur.
A2: If you're using -advmethods or any other flag intended to designate a specific class of WU assignment, remove that flag becuase it can override -bigadv.
that having -advmethods can perhaps override having -bigadv and I infer, from posts earlier in this thread, that there has been some contradiction and/or confusion amongst The Great And The Good about this, so we of The Great Unwashed stand no chance!
According to a MiniUsage, the cores are around 85% to 90% dedicated to Folding and I'm getting around 250 pts/hr on Project 2671.
Incidentally, I notice that the CPU temperature leaps from around 95F to around 150F when InCrease/Folding are running - should I be concerned or can i continue to make toast on the back of the beast?