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I am rather new to OCN and I have been hearing a lot about folding, but I am not exactly sure what it is. I have a clue, but would like to hear more about it. I have a AMD 965 BE 2nd PC that I am considering putting a GTX 560 into. Any info would be great.

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
here it is http://folding.stanford.edu/
post #3 of 9
Your 2600K would fold pretty nicely too
post #4 of 9
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Is this something that runs 24/7? What kind of utilization does it put on the resources?
post #5 of 9
100%. It will run however long you want it to. Puts your CPU and GPU to the max to better fold for the cure.

- Well, you can always not run all thread's thus leaving some CPU available. Regardless a good computer will run fine with 100% usage. Except on high stressing games like BC2.
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I have a hard time getting BC2 to run without crashing on my sig rig alone, so I definately dont need to have something interfere with that . I really have no use for my 2nd PC, and I like building and tweaking things, so I was considering getting into folding with it, rather than just have it as a file server. Will a GTX 560 be good for folding?
post #7 of 9
It is up to you. You can run it 24x7 or certain amount of time per day; however, each Work Unit (WU) has dead-line to meet.

The cpu Folding@home (fah / f@a) client will only use the UN-USE cpu usage.. to make sure cpu is used 100% at all time. You are still able to surf web, do some light work without interfere folding

If you use gpu client, you will need to stop folding when playing game / render movies / editing photos....
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I have a hard time getting BC2 to run without crashing on my sig rig alone, so I definately dont need to have something interfere with that . I really have no use for my 2nd PC, and I like building and tweaking things, so I was considering getting into folding with it, rather than just have it as a file server. Will a GTX 560 be good for folding?
The 560 ti would be great. Amazing price/performance ratio.


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post #9 of 9
Yeah that 560 would net you ~12K points per day easily (that's what I'm folding on). The 965 would get about half of what the 560 produces.

Like others have said. The client may use 100% of your CPU cycles but its a lower priority. So you can still surf the web, watch videos ect. You could even still use it as a file server. Just run the folding client on 3 of the 4 cores.
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