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thanks, it really is about the research. so im not bother by a little small count if it is all i can afford,,
hope to have this set up in a few weeks and away it goes thank you to every one for chiming in and helping out,
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My point of view comes from accepting that folding is a very demanding (perhaps the most demanding) thing you can do with your PC. When listing the work I do with a PC I don't end the list by saying,"Oh I want to do some folding with it also", folding comes first on the list. I don't mix up the work I do like that. If a rig is for folding,that is all it does is fold. I like it better like this as then I have no conflicts in regards to effects caused by folding. I know folding is presented as something you can do with your PC and you will not even notice it is happening,but I notice when the folding program is running, and very much so.
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My point of view comes from accepting that folding is a very demanding (perhaps the most demanding) thing you can do with your PC. When listing the work I do with a PC I don't end the list by saying,"Oh I want to do some folding with it also", folding comes first on the list. I don't mix up the work I do like that. If a rig is for folding,that is all it does is fold.
Really? He just wants to fold. Not for points, not for rank. Just to contribute. Isn't that enough?
post #14 of 21
Its is a lot easier to turn a folding rig into a home file server than a home file server into a folding rig. The two jobs are at opposite ends of the spectrum,you cant expect the same machine to do both without some serious compromises.
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I think it makes sense to have the server folding. Hell if its going to be on 24/7, might as well do something useful on it.
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I think it makes sense to have the server folding. Hell if its going to be on 24/7, might as well do something useful on it.
that was my thinking exactly
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As a file server your cpu will generaly be at idle or under 5% usage,as a folding cpu you are going to be at 100% usage.My point is you would not normaly have your cpu on at 100% for its file server role. The idea of "it would be on anyway" has a couple of holes in it. Give it a try see how it works out for you. If you can work with Linux you will get a substancial increase in output and it is free,you did say cost was important.The Phenom II likes to stay under 62C and they sure seem to get into the mid-50's very easy, you can probably stay safe (meaning not have to be checking the temp 4 times a day) if you stay at or under 3.6GHz. Are you getting a board with good VRM heatsinks? I always like heatsinks on anything running 24/7.

EDIT: Your power supply would probably be fine for a home file server but a no-name(Gigabyte certainly has a name with other equipment but a 360W power supply is a bit of a stretch to use for a 24/7 cpu folder).This power supply probably doesn't really put out 360W and I would read up on if it can handle the stress of 24/7 cpu folding.At least your cpu is a 95W job (older Phenom II's were 125W)I would feel a lot better if you were using even one of the older Corsair 400W power supplies,mainly due to the 24/7 usage, not the actual power delivery capability.

EDIT: I do not see your power supply listed in the OCN "sticky" of reccommended power supplies.
Edited by PCCstudent - 8/20/11 at 8:06pm
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post #18 of 21
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all interesting points, yer might drop some more on a better PS and also can i get Linux for free ?

dont have any spare windows sitting around.
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Sure you can get Linux for free,the best distro we have found for cpu folding in Ubuntu 10.10.There are some installation configurations you want to make sure to use (the number 3 file system,this is not the full correct name for the file system). Now you will have to ask someone else about configuring Ubuntu as a file server but if a Linux distro cannot manage files,well they can surely manage files.Look in our marketplace (if you feel comfortable) for a power supply. No spare Windows as I was trying to buy a student version myself today.
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Sure you can get Linux for free,the best distro we have found for cpu folding in Ubuntu 10.10.There are some installation configurations you want to make sure to use (the number 3 file system,this is not the full correct name for the file system). Now you will have to ask someone else about configuring Ubuntu as a file server but if a Linux distro cannot manage files,well they can surely manage files.Look in our marketplace (if you feel comfortable) for a power supply. No spare Windows as I was trying to buy a student version myself today.
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and thanks for ur help that great to know,
and every one else who has been good is getting so + as well
this was my first thread and its really nice to see how supportive the community is
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