New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

F@H on macs

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
I've decided to start folding but with my MBP. I need to know some things.
  1. How do I do it?
  2. Is there a Mac folding team?
  3. Is it bad for my computer?
  4. Is it safe?

I'm a little confused on all of it because I've never done it.
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 10
On a laptop, it is quite inadvisable. Folding stresses the components much harder than normal use, and in the confines of your aluminum unibody Mac, it could do serious damage. I would advise folding on your desktop instead.
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
1) By using this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...p-smp-cpu.html

2) Probably, but you wanna join this team... riiiiight?

3) It will increase CPU usage to 100%, but as long as the temps are in a safe range for your CPU, there's no problem with that. If you are worried, you can use only three of the four cores, so you only use 75% of the CPU.

4) As above.
Megadoomer
(14 items)
 
Family Computer
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz ASUS M4A89GTD PRO Sparkle GTS 450 2x4GB G-Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F1 1TB CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX3000 Laser CM 1000M HAF 922 Logitech VX Revolution 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus PN5-D 750i Evga GTS 250 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750GB Hitachi Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Professional x64 19" Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 450VX Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
Megadoomer
(14 items)
 
Family Computer
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz ASUS M4A89GTD PRO Sparkle GTS 450 2x4GB G-Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F1 1TB CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX3000 Laser CM 1000M HAF 922 Logitech VX Revolution 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus PN5-D 750i Evga GTS 250 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750GB Hitachi Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Professional x64 19" Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 450VX Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zodac View Post
1) By using this guide:
http://www.overclock.net/folding-hom...p-smp-cpu.html

2) Probably, but you wanna join this team... riiiiight?

3) It will increase CPU usage to 100%, but as long as the temps are in a safe range for your CPU, there's no problem with that. If you are worried, you can use only three of the four cores, so you only use 75% of the CPU.

4) As above.
So my CPU is at 100% for 20 hrs everyday...?

So if I wanted to play SC2 and fold at the same time I couldn't?

Also I have an MSI (in my desktop which I might be using) board so I don't want everything to DIE.
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 10
24 hours, if you leave it on that long.

You can still play games; the client will throttle back when another program needs the CPU. Your SMP client will lose performance, but gaming and Folding can be done together.

And as long as the temps are good, no reason to worry. Since it is a laptop, you would need to keep a closer eye on it.
Megadoomer
(14 items)
 
Family Computer
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz ASUS M4A89GTD PRO Sparkle GTS 450 2x4GB G-Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F1 1TB CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX3000 Laser CM 1000M HAF 922 Logitech VX Revolution 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus PN5-D 750i Evga GTS 250 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750GB Hitachi Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Professional x64 19" Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 450VX Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
Megadoomer
(14 items)
 
Family Computer
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.0Ghz ASUS M4A89GTD PRO Sparkle GTS 450 2x4GB G-Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung F1 1TB CM Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung T220 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX3000 Laser CM 1000M HAF 922 Logitech VX Revolution 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Asus PN5-D 750i Evga GTS 250 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750GB Hitachi Samsung Super Writemaster Windows 7 Professional x64 19" Dell 
PowerCase
Corsair 450VX Antec 900 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 10
Hmm. Yes, VRM issue would be possible on your MSI board, but you don't appear to have a very intense overclock. Why not get a better board though?

And, for the record, I am very much against laptop folding now, as it just about killed my G73, which is a high end gaming laptop with comparatively lots of airflow, especially since it was on a cooling pad. I mean, if you really want to, go for it, but it's a big risk, especially with a Mac, since they're really not known for their powerful cooling systems.
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtHop View Post
Hmm. Yes, VRM issue would be possible on your MSI board, but you don't appear to have a very intense overclock. Why not get a better board though?
I order VRM heatsinks, they are coming soon. I actually don't OC because of my VRMs. If I were to fold, I would fold my CPU and my GPU because I can't OC my cpu. BUT! I can OC my GPU and get amazing temps.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SgtHop View Post
And, for the record, I am very much against laptop folding now, as it just about killed my G73, which is a high end gaming laptop with comparatively lots of airflow, especially since it was on a cooling pad. I mean, if you really want to, go for it, but it's a big risk, especially with a Mac, since they're really not known for their powerful cooling systems.
If I fold, my computer fans would be running 6005 avg. RPM 24/7.

I still think I might go with my MBP because I dont use that as much as my desktop.
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 10
This is quite true, and I would be folding on both either way. Anyways, fanspeed on a laptop isn't always the most important factor, as they often don't have much airflow even at that high RPM, and don't necessarily cool the secondary components. I would still advise against it, but it is your machine to do with it what you will.
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
Also, what should I be aware of when I fold? Is there a risk of damaging my computer?
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
5WAG
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD] Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.5ghz [MSI] 870S-G46 ATX w/ VRM heatsinks (sabertooth) [MSI] Radeon HD 5770 1GB (evga gtx560ti) [G.Skill] Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Mem 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM [Windows] 7 64-bit [ASUS]242H [Antec] 650W ATX12V Power Supply 
CaseMouse
[Lian-Li] PC-K58 ATX Mid Tower Case [Logitech] G9x Mouse 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 10
Heat. That's about it, folding will create a lot of stress, which in turn creates heat. Heat can kill things if they're not well made, and laptops, as stated, are not the best at dispelling heat.
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Mk. IV
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k Asus Rampage IV Extreme 2x Sapphire 7950 DualX 8GB (4x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3-2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung F3 1TB RAID0, 2x Seagate 7200.11 500GB LG Black 22x Corsair H100 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 46in TV Logitech G19 Corsair AX1200 Corsair 800D 
Mouse PadAudio
Borderlands pad, signed by production team Onkyo 5.1ch surround 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Overclock.net Folding@Home Team