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OK, lets see if I can try to answer as many questions as possible. First off, both are running WinXP, both are using onboard graphics, I'm not computer literate enough to use linix (or at least not w/out A LOT of guidance), one CPU is 3.0GHz and one is 2.7GHz.

I might look at picking up 2 of the GT240s and folding those (would this net me better results?), but other than that, I'm not sure what else I can do. I have messed a little with DSL (like 3 years ago), but with the GUI, maybe if I run that it would work a little faster? My other thought was to do a clean WindowsXP install on both systems and try again. I've shut everything down that is non-essential, but maybe I'm missing something that would be cleared by a clean install.

Lastly, I'll pose yet another question: is it worth buying a higher end graphics card for my SigRig to fold with or would that take too much away from the processor and negate the gain in PPD? If it would be worth it, what would be the best GC that I could get for $150.00? Don't really know if I want to spend that much, but I have that left in the budget, so I could, unless there is something cheaper that would be worth getting? What do you all think? Thanks again for all the help!!
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Put the best GPUs you can fit into those gateway boxes, and dump the cpu folding and just run them as gpu folding boxes?
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Put the best GPUs you can fit into those gateway boxes, and dump the cpu folding and just run them as gpu folding boxes?
Awesome, this sounds like the plan, I'll pick up a couple whenever I can make it to Microcenter (local store that rivals Tigerdirect and Newegg) and I'll let you all know how they do. Thanks!
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