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I am very new to folding... so please go easy on me.

I wanted to get into it because my grandmother had Alzheimers before she passed and folding seemed like a good way to contribute what I could.

So here are my questions:

I see that it is team number 37726... (correct?)

When I was reading some of the posts I read something about a minimum PPD to join. Is that correct or did I read it wrong?

Is there somewhere I need to sign up because I notice the folders on this forum all have the folding rank below their avatar.

And is there anything else I should know?

Thanks everyone!
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I see that it is team number 37726... (correct?)
37726, correct!

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When I was reading some of the posts I read something about a minimum PPD to join. Is that correct or did I read it wrong?
Nope, there is no PPD limit. Everyone contributes what they can, every tiny little bit helps!

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Is there somewhere I need to sign up because I notice the folders on this forum all have the folding rank below their avatar.
That sir, is the OCN Folding Postbit. After you've accumulated 50,000 points, post once in this thread. Every Thursday, a forum manager updates the system and you should receive a postbit within a few days
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You don't NEED to do any of those things to contribute to the project, but folding for OCN (37726) helps our team as there's a bit of a background sort of competition as a motivation for folding. You need a minimum number of folding points (which accumulate after folding for a while) in order to get the little icon and get recognized as a folder.

Take a look at this if you would like to: http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...l-threads.html.

This is the info about the folding icon: http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...here-read.html. After setting up folding, search for your folding name on http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com on the left hand side. You will see your statistics and if you have 50,000 points or more you will qualify for a postbit.

It actually doesn't take very long, a few days on a decent system like yours will get you the points you need.
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Awesome... Thank you for the answers!
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There is NO such thing call MINIMUM PPD to join folding. Remember, people used to use Pentium 4 to fold .. and I believe, they are still doing it
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Welcome to the team. Everyone has had medical issues that took a loved one or someone we know. Folding is just one of many ways you can contribute to research in medical science.
    
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There is NO such thing call MINIMUM PPD to join folding. Remember, people used to use Pentium 4 to fold .. and I believe, they are still doing it
People are still using pIII's

Edit: Welcome to the team!!!
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I have setup my clients to OCN...

I have an old 780a AMD MB with 2 8800GT's and a 9800Gt on the way. (bought it from OCN memeber)

Looks like with the 2 8800's I am getting 8900ish PPD
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