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FAH client setup for Win 98??

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CJ-5

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Jul 27, 2005
ChasR: Almost any computer running 24/7 will have a high enough performance fraction to qualify for big packet assingnment. You must report >240 MB of ram (as I recall), have FAH5.xx, and have big WUs enabled. You can't have Win9x. I've been folding 600 pointers on a 800 MHz p3 for 100ppd.

So, just what are proper client configurations for a Win 98 OS? :shrug:

Apparently BP=no is one. :(

What about client type and advanced methods? :eh?:
 
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walaka7

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AFAIK You must use client 4.0 with win98 which has no option for BP, but other flags can be used: -local -pause -oneunit -advmethods -forceSSE -forceasm -config -configonly, etc. If you run one client, then -advmethods (and perhaps -forceasm) should be fine. If using multiple clients then run -local -advmethods (and perhaps -forceasm) Its too bad there isn't support for win98 anymore in folding as win98 systems produced more due to lower overhead and smaller hard drives could be used for dedicated rigs. I had a 540 MB fireball running stripped win98 and it folded just fine. Only problem was if it crashed then the wu got corrupted almost every time
 

dwschoon

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The version 5 client will work in win98. The problem is that if you turn on bigpackets and get a wu like the p147x or 1481, the client crashes. I think I read somewhere that win98's memory management is the problem. I think that the 600 pointers will fold ok, but there is no way to exclude the ones that crash. I use the version 5 client on all my win98 borgs, but with no bigpackets.