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i know i might get killed for posting that but i rally don't understand what does it mean?
my English is bad so i only understood that Folding is like (folding a piece of paper)

so it seems about some challenge so what do i need to have in order to be in?

and again i`m really sorry if the post is clumsy but i really didn't get it

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folding-faq-everything-you-need-know.html

Use google translate as there is alot of info...

Basically its a way we can use our computers to help in the research for the cure of desease.. The research takes a good amount of PC power, and the more PC's the better... People all over the world do it..
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chimp challenge is when the top folding teams compete for the most points


folding is a way to help stansford university do research on cancers and other diseases by having your computer synthesize protein folding
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so what are my chances here with my current rig while having only 26kbs internet download speed?
    
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you x6 and 5830 will net some good points with gpu 7 wu's, but I'm not sure about the connection speed (may take awhile to dload a unit)
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Folding is a distributed computing system where about 1 million users run their computers through the day with a client running that contributes to protein research. There are clients that use your video card, and clients that use your processor. You can run both at the same time and with some optimization you can put out some sick points.

The Chimp Challenge is the time of the year where different Folding teams (Overclock.net, EVGA, etc.) compete to see which team earns the most points throughout the ~10 days the challenge goes on. Everyone on each team sets their PCs to fold under their team's Chimp name to contribute all their resources to their team.

Your connection speed shouldn't slow you down that much. Your rig is decent and should earn you a little more than 5,000 PPD (points per day), though that's a wild guess.
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Your connection speed shouldn't slow you down that much. Your rig is decent and should earn you a little more than 5,000 PPD (points per day), though that's a wild guess.
The x6 alone should be more than 5000 ppd
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you x6 and 5830 will net some good points with gpu 7 wu's, but I'm not sure about the connection speed (may take awhile to dload a unit)
so my slow internet will not let me down and what does this (gpu 7 wu`s) means
    
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post #9 of 21
gpu 7 is the new folding client which helps ATI cards alot


My 5770 went from 2.5k ppd to 6k ppd witht the new client.


Here is the tutorial:
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...-v7-guide.html
Edited by CravinR1 - 5/2/11 at 5:58pm
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thanks a lot i will do my best to get in
    
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