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    Dual core, no clue

    Hey,
    I'm trying to get my PCs to run SB on both cores, from the forums I read that I should run 'two copies', I don't really get what that means, so I just opened the same client twice, turned out they just doing the same tests, no apparent extra benefits.
    So I installed a second version of SB, now both installations were doing the same test again, but a brand new one so 2 weeks of calculations were lost.
    After uninstalling the 2nd installation the work is still lost (lost for good?).
    I'm no computer freak, and don't understand *why* I should have to hunt around to figure this out.
    So please tell me, as a stupid windows user what I should do, any response along the lines of: "execute -r 4390:something" should ideally explain how the heck I run a command
    Sorry for my ignorance on this.
    Cheers,
    Ben.

    Edit, yes from this tutorial I cann see that the test is truly gone.
    PS. I'm not a complete computer illiterate, in fact I've worked as a JavaScript programmer for two years now, but I feel that this whole system should be more user friendly for people not familiar with regular compiled apps.
    Last edited by BenjaminJoffe; 01-20-2009 at 05:35 AM.
    Prime Shmime.

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    Free-DC Semi-retire gopher_yarrowzoo's Avatar
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    Did you read the post about how to get the most out of a quad?
    http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=13304
    using the command:

    sobsvc -p:5:3:0:0:0:0:1

    yours would be something like
    sobsvc -p:2:3:0:0 < that will fire up 2 clients 1 per core and they should get 1 WU each..

    Also what OS you running windows or *nix?

    Great Sticky about multi-core *nix installs
    http://www.free-dc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=16953
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    Hi gopher,
    Sorry I don't mean to be rude but I feel that you didn't read my post fully.
    I'm a windows user, but never have had any experience having to enter commands or nothing, I'm all gui. So how do I run this command? And once its done will it work every time I reload the application?
    Cheers,
    Ben.
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    Free-DC Semi-retire gopher_yarrowzoo's Avatar
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    Ah a windows user right..
    Have you fully read the readmeNT.txt that tells you exactly what to do to get it to run accross x-cores..
    start>run>
    sobsvc -i to install the service
    service.msc to get to the services panel here you can tweak when if starts automatically on boot
    sobsvc -k to have it display the tray icons so you can see how it's doing.
    There is a monitor tool that will monitor and tell you in a browswer window without needing to run the sobsvc -k
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    Oh wow, can't believe it, I read the other two readmes and found nothing of use so kind of figured the answers wouldn't be there.
    Thankyou very much for your prompt, helpful response gopher_yarrowzoo.
    Cheers,
    Ben.
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    Free-DC Semi-retire gopher_yarrowzoo's Avatar
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    No Problem, what we are all here for helping each other out.
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