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Hello world. I've recently assembled a computer and after doing some resesarch on what Folding@Home is, I'm compelled to use the time in which I'm away from my computer to do some folding. I think it's cool that I can make use of my computer for something awesome and that's pretty much what made me want to do this. One problem though, I have no idea where to begin. So yeah.. before I go to bed, can someone give me a quick run through on how to start the process?
    
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http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...mp-client.html

Make sure to only follow the instructions in red for -bigadv folding if you will be folding 24 hours a day
Remember, folding dynamically adjusts its CPU usage so you won't get any slowdowns while using the computer during folding.
    
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First off, request a passkey:
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/getpasskey.py

Then, use this client manager; you'll want 1 multicore CPU client, and 2 GPU clients (with GPU3 enabled):
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...racker-v2.html
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Nice thanks (:
    
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Quick question; I'll have to use only -smp for 10 cycles before I add the second argument, -bigadv right?
Edited by Dust - 6/1/11 at 10:58am
    
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Correct.
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Alright everything has been set up & I'm assuming I did it right as it says "Completed 30000 out of 500000 steps <6%>". Do tell me if there's anything else I should look out for (;
Thanks for all your help guys. Have a pleasant evening.
    
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As long as the CPU usage is at 100%, you're fine.
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Yeah, watch out for obsession/addiction! I built my rig and started folding about a week later, now I've become obsessed! I have 3 old comps up and running folding for a few PPDs, and I've spent every waking, non-working moment trying to OC my SigRig for a few more PPDs! The obsession is crazy!
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Yeah, watch out for obsession/addiction! I built my rig and started folding about a week later, now I've become obsessed! I have 3 old comps up and running folding for a few PPDs, and I've spent every waking, non-working moment trying to OC my SigRig for a few more PPDs! The obsession is crazy!
Wow you can run more than one computer simultaneously?! Coooooooool. But does that mean I'll have to create a bunch of new accounts? Btw imo it's a healthy obsession If what you're saying is true, I've got 2 spare computers & all they're lacking is some memory sticks.. How much ram should I get? One is a Q6600 & the other is a 2500k.
    
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