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post #11 of 20
To the people saying that it won't damage his computer.
That's a bit incorrect.

Any time that you're stressing out your components of your computer, there is a chance of something bad happening. Let's try and give him the truth people. & like others have said, you don't have to fold 24/7. Just when you want to.
post #12 of 20
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To the people saying that it won't damage his computer.
That's a bit incorrect.

Any time that you're stressing out your components of your computer, there is a chance of something bad happening. Let's try and give him the truth people. & like others have said, you don't have to fold 24/7. Just when you want to.
Thanks. I am waiting for my VRM heatsinks to come to keep my mobo safe.

Also, I might be using my MacBook Pro because I don't really use it that much and its almost 2 years old. Keeping fans at 6000 rpm 24/7 while folding in a room with ambient temps of 24c might help.
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I only fold while I sleep. To busy gaming, listening to music, and surfing the web during the day. Even only folding while I sleep I feel it's better than nothing, it's still a contribution. Besides, rocking an OC'd 2600k and 2 580's I pump out some decent points for only doing it a handful of hours each night.
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I only fold while I sleep. To busy gaming, listening to music, and surfing the web during the day. Even only folding while I sleep I feel it's better than nothing, it's still a contribution. Besides, rocking an OC'd 2600k and 2 580's I pump out some decent points for only doing it a handful of hours each night.
Haha, I just dont want to hurt my computer.
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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?
Naw, you dont need an invite

Have a look over this thread and when your ready, fire up.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...l-threads.html

If you have any questions... and you will, just post them in the Folding section and one of our knowledgeable members or Editors will help you.

Welcome to the OCN folding team
post #16 of 20
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Naw, you dont need an invite

Have a look over this thread and when your ready, fire up.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...l-threads.html

If you have any questions... and you will, just post them in the Folding section and one of our knowledgeable members or Editors will help you.

Welcome to the OCN folding team
I mean like one of these.

http://www.overclock.net/team-competition/
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Those are different... see link

http://www.overclock.net/team-compet...heck-here.html

There are certian requirements for membership for teams, namely;

Remember, at least 20 hours a day of Folding is required, as well as -bigadv for i7 Folders.

By the sounds of it, if you want to game most of the time, the folding requirements may not match what your after...
post #18 of 20
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Haha, I just dont want to hurt my computer.
Understandable. Make sure that your temps are within acceptable ranges while you system is under load and you'll be fine. I fold with my cpu and both gpu's. So when I first started I turned all 3 clients on and watched my temps over the course of an hour, they all stayed well within acceptable ranges so I knew I was good to let it rock while I sleep. As long as your components don't over heat while folding your system will be fine.
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Team Competition is a little different deal. We are teams within the OCN team competing against each other every month but we all fold for OCN. Most of the TC teams are very competitive and it is usually best if you are already set up and folding for OCN before joining. It is pretty much a requirement to at least aim for folding a min. of 20 hours a day.

Not being ready to make that sort of commitment shouldn't deter you from joining the greater OCN team. We have a lot of fun in the Team Competition but there is alot more to the OCN team then just us crazies pushing the limits every month.

Edit to add:

As far as joining one of the teams in the TC if you decided you wanted to. The teams are pretty fluid in that somebody is usually looking for a new team member to replace someone leaving the team. We (PPD Police) will have an opening in September for the x6/2500K category. Also you could get on a sub list for one of the teams. Most of us from time to time need a short term sub. Someone to step in and fold for a few days or a few weeks filling in for a regular team member that is absent for varied reasons.

There is a thread you can post in to show your interest in joining a team. ( http://www.overclock.net/team-compet...heck-here.html ) Plus occasionally Zodac or a team captain will post a thread in the main folding section ( http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...ing-home-team/ ) when a team or multiple teams are in need of members.
Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 7/25/11 at 9:05pm
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post #20 of 20
My CPU and GPU make folding a low priority so it only uses what I am not. I usually play games (yes they have lower fps, but still plenty to play with) and games run smooth while folding in the background.
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