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Message 1328780 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 20:21:06 UTC

Hello Folks,

OK I got a new Notebook computer (Asus G75VW, Intel quad core I7 2.3gh processor with 12 gigs of ram, Nvidea Gforce 660 GPU. Should I use my processor or GPU for seti @home?

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Message 1328793 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 20:43:13 UTC - in response to Message 1328780.  

Both, as long as your laptop's cooling is up to the task.

The GPU will probably produce more work (not sure on the 660 specs), but running GPU only will have your CPU sitting idle for 95% of the time, when it could be doing extra work.

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Message 1328794 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 20:44:15 UTC - in response to Message 1328780.  

IMO, use both CPU and GPU.
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Message 1328854 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 22:16:45 UTC - in response to Message 1328780.  
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Probably best to try out all combinations.
If it overheats running both, you may get as good a result by just running one or the other (and maybe longer life time for the hw).
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Message 1328867 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 22:51:02 UTC

I run on an HP laptop at the moment and use both. Seems to do ok for a laptop, just dont expect much.
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Message 1329051 - Posted: 19 Jan 2013, 10:34:31 UTC

Both are enabled by default. You don't really have to do anything.
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