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Jay J Feb 12, 2009, 03:10am EST Report Abuse
Folding@home that is for hwa? The old thread is way outdated and doesn't seem like ppl are doing much anymore.

I only fold for team 37576 <HWA!>


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Plug & Play Feb 12, 2009, 06:35am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?

I know that folding at home is for a very good cause but I would not stress my main rig 24hrs a day just to number crunch. If I had and old rig I would prolly do it...I might even to it with my PS3.

Am I right in saying that GPU's fold better then CPU's....maybe I should get a P4 rig and stick my 295 in it.

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Mark Feb 12, 2009, 08:47am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
I actually started folding for legitreviews.com.

Mostly because of the atmosphere and the teamwork.

They also give away prizes to folders! ;)

Just recently they gave away 5 phenom quad core rigs with 9600gso graphics card with ECS black edition motherboards!

Come join if you want! :P

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Michael C Feb 12, 2009, 09:40am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
I folded a few shirts and a pair of pants last night around 10PM if that's what you mean.

Liquid Shadow Feb 12, 2009, 09:40am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
I wouldn't mind stressing my rig for a long period of time, but since I'm paying my own electricity bill, no thanks.



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Mark Feb 12, 2009, 09:45am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
Liquid Shadow said:
I wouldn't mind stressing my rig for a long period of time, but since I'm paying my own electricity bill, no thanks.


That's why you use the work computer! ;)


LOL @ Michael

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Feb 12, 2009, 10:58am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
I haven't done that in quite a few years, but I just installed the console client and I'm now folding for 37576. :_)

Jay J Feb 12, 2009, 12:51pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
yeah the GPU client is very nice. I do cpu/gpu clients, I just started back doing folding after a long break about 2 weeks ago. I do have to say yea it might use alittle extra power but its not like you have to leave it on all day/night or at 100% cpu usage, i set my cpu to use about 90% and I do leave it running when im sleeping, I don't like powering down my rig unless its to upgrade or to clean the fans out. It's for a good cause so its worth a few extra bucks a year for electric. Normally the cpu client is always on if im playing a 3d game I pause the gpu client till im done. I don't care about winning prizes for folding. I look at it this way, it will either help me when I get older or help someone in the future. I do understand though that you dont wanna waste your money for something that you see as frivolous. But to those that do still fold or the ones that will in the future give yourself a hand. If anyone needs help or whatever with folding let me know.

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Mark Feb 12, 2009, 01:57pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
It's not all about the prizes. They only gave them away because AMD, Palit, and ECS realized what kind of impact they were making in contributing many hours of work therefore donating hardware to be put to the cause. :)

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Plug & Play Feb 12, 2009, 03:01pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?

I am folding a PIZZA slice right now......you know the result of that folding test...YUMMMY

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Restring Feb 12, 2009, 04:32pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Anyone still fold?
I still Fold, but use an old system (Socket 754 3200+ & ECS board) dedicated to that purpose. It runs 24/7, it's not fast, and I don't belong to a team or compete for prizes. Contributing to the effort is more than enough for me. The cost of electricity to run the program won't make or break my life.

I have F@H installed on another computer and run it in the background (CPU-O/S usage ~50%) while I do other things, but it gets shutoff @ night.



 

    
 
 

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