Christopholofigus, on Apr 25 2007, 05:18 PM, said:
with apci disabled i can't boot into vista
sounds to me like you have decisions decisions...lol
I say vista smishta ....
Ok to be honest with ya... I dont know too too much except what I hear from viper, what I read, what Ive been able to play around on (and it hasnt been much), and from what Ive seen with points production on another team. (and Im all for points...lol) With my lil crappy 3.2 p4... I dont get the option to run the linux vmware/smp (i will once I get to vipers and I get my own amd to play on
) but I tell ya ... IF i could... id run open suse on its own... screw vista.. and all that jazz... (open suse is a much better) BUT their are growing pains when learning linux. It was after all written by geeks for geeks and at times can be less user friendly than windows (whether viper is willing to admit it or not...lol) BUT IT DOESNT LAST FOREVER (thats not directed towards you btw... you seen pretty sauve with linux.. im just dumping it all out...lol).... the desktop is sweet... it runs amazing... i love it... its sooo snappy on vipers amd... I could go on forever but I wont.... ( I LOVE civ....) From what Ive heard and from what I understand... when you run straight linux, its linux's kernal that runs what ever show the kernal runs and thats important for folding because the linux ones do a better job than the windows kernal. And when you get into compiling your own kernals week after week... (which should be our linux folders goals... but more to come later *wink wink*) sometimes they stay the same for a few months... watch how many minutes you can reduce on your frame times... its like overclocking beyond... you can only overclock so much... but then in linux... you can compile kernals and make your machines run ever faster n gain even more points for folding. Im gonna say the infamous line usmc has been saying.... what is vista????? Ive seen what it does... Ive seen the points difference...
The other factor youll want to consider is how many pc's are you playing with ... are they dedicated folders or are these the machines you search the net n stuff with... (which you can do all on suse... but we are talkin comfort factors now and like myself... not a lot of people like change... but you dont seem like one of those folks) For dedicated folding machines... linux is the best way to go as youll see... it produces the most points. And since electricity costs for this program are not considered a "donation" on our income tax claims nor are the pc's that are bought for folding... ya might as well get as much bag for your buck as possible.
Now youve got The biostar...( has too many options if you ask me)... asus has always been the better board even though people complain there isnt enough options... (for the record .. you dont need em! thats why asus doesnt bother putting them there *cough*) but please dont think Im rippin up your pc cuz im not the least bit... the deal they were offering on newegg a while ago with the amd/biostar... was great... even got viper to buy one and I guess I should also state...
the only reason Im not a real big fan is because all the time he spent playing on that biostar thing when i was visiting... would have been done in no time on an asus board. (and that time could have been better spent playing with me...lol) SO I admit... Im a lil biast against the board from the get go. But the deal was great so it was worth it, and the amd makes it a great folder. Viper will defend the board even though Im not a fan... so i have to say something good about it ...lol I dont want to hear it later
But anyway it does seem to have its limits thanks to the options.
Now all hail your amd's because unlike
the c2d's you can
burn a cd, while surfing the net and still fold. what to doooo what to doooo.
So... you can run all these things through all these things if ya must but u are kinda limited from what I understand with a biostar ( or if theres a way just do it cuz ya can... like intels wish they could
)but I wonder what it does to folding in the end... and is it really worth it to have it all .... i dont know yet... and I AM ALL ABOUT THE POINTS ... so sorry all my opinions n help with be biased towards that and you dont have to listen to me if you dont want to...lol but I dont give up easily
hopefully you can tell me though if there is a benefit in it for points and what it is..... so ill know when it issssssss my turn next month
But if you ask me... Im all about the points...
points points points points points
(Ill never get vipers #1 position in 24 hour avg.. or ever be able to catch him in points... but i can take number 2
None of this may have made any sense and to be honest... thats ok I dont know too much to actually solve your problem... but I have opinions based on what ive heard and been able to grasp...lol and youll either like em... or not...lol Im learning myself and ya gotta admit.. Im doing pretty good since what I know is what Ive heard, read... with no hands on experience as of yet I rock....lol now dont let any of that discredit me... I am after all connected to the grand master linux dude LOL .... and come may 19th... watch your backs cuz Im a coming for ya.
Oh yeah.. if for some unknown reason to me (cuz i am soooooooo very much a noob) you have to have vista running on your box.. you can just scratch everything i said... let me know... Ill ask viper what to do since hes got one... and Ill go back to what i dooooo best
singing my canadian idol song and
and since the leafs are not in play off hockey *cries*
GO AMD GO.
Edited by Vipers_Girl666, 26 April 2007 - 01:24 AM.