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I want to do this because I think its very cool and so I can say that I am saving lives and contributing to a supercomputer. But I also want to become a good SC2 player. So how can I fold for 20 hrs and then want to play StarCraft II? I also I very afraid that it could damage my computer. Is there any safe way to do it? Also is there a team that says its ok if you dont fold for 20 hrs a day? I don't want folding to take up my entire computer all the time.

I still want to do this though. Its awesome.
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Just fold for OCN man! There are no restrictions on folding so most people just do it at night or when the computer is idle.
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It won't damage your comp

It might put your OC to the test, though, so if you thought you were stable, might want to think again
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Just fold for OCN, and if you need to take a break then stop folding, we don't care. You can generally use your computer while it's folding, but in my experience my system is extremely sluggish while GPU folding and I'll usually turn that off if I need to do something. And as long as your cooling is okay it won't harm your PC.
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Just fold for OCN man! There are no restrictions on folding so most people just do it at night or when the computer is idle.
Oh so I don't have to do it 24/7?

I just want to do it for fun, I don't want it to be constant!
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You don't have to fold if you don't want to, it's just whatever CPU time you want to donate. You aren't forced to donate a certain number of hours per day -- anything counts!
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Oh so I don't have to do it 24/7?

I just want to do it for fun, I don't want it to be constant!
For sure man! I bet 99% of people do it for fun unless they have a dedicated folding farm. I fold at night when I'm just downloading or whatever. Its great to contribute to the team! OCN is one of the top teams out there right now.
Edited by Farmer Boe - 7/25/11 at 7:30pm
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For sure man! I bet 99% of people do it for fun unless they have a dedicated folding farm. I fold at night when I just downloading or whatever. Its great to contribute to the team! OCN is one of the top teams out there right now.
But can I still join a folding team on OCN?
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Not all of us are hard-core 24/7 folders. We have events call Foldathons where you can fold as little or as much as you wish over 2 days... hell, there even random prizes!

Its all going to a great cause and we would love to have you join us

Linky to this months Foldathon Thread

And yes, you can come play with us
post #10 of 20
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Thank you! So when do I get invited to a team? Should I just start folding now? or should I wait till I get a team invite?
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