Originally Posted by Derek1387
I folded for a very brief time back in college, then sold my PC. My OC on my i5 is 4.6 right now, and im on water, so could go up higher if needed. I guess if needed, i could dual boot Linux... this is my gaming machine as well so...
Let me know what I would need to do to get going to help out!
Actually, you wouldn't even need to dual boot, you could run Linux in a Virtual Machine and crunch a ton of points! If you go to VMware's website (sorry, I'm at work and can't access the website to give you a link, but google it, you'll find it) and DL the VMware Player version 3.0.0 (any newer version won't work) and then install Ubuntu in the VM and you can get cranking. Here is a LINK
to the guide I followed to set up mine and I'm netting about 51K PPD from my 2500K at 4.88GHz (on air!). At 4.7GHz I was netting about 45K by following this guide, so it can really help you pull down some major points.
The best part about that guide is that it walks you through from installing Ubuntu to getting the client up and running and it gives screen shots along the way, so it is really easy to follow. If you need help, feel free to PM me, I'm always happy to help people get set up to fold massive points!
EDIT: Also, if you're wet, why only 4.6??? I'm at 4.88 on air!! The 2500K is an awesome chip, it can take a lot more, especially if wet!! Just ask on here if you need help pushing it up higher.Edited by WonderMutt - 12/28/11 at 2:05pm