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I have read up a little on Folding@Home and want to become a part of it by using my old HP i never use anymore because iv upgraded since then and also i have no monitor or KVM for it. My plan is to just get it started and let it run 24/7 and monitor it using Ultra VNC to remote desktop it. I have a few questions about folding... I dont expect to be able to compete (in terms of points) against other folders because my setup isnt very good at all (I will post details later, but what are the points even for?

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post #2 of 13
Its a form of measuring your contributions to the program and also allows for competitions within the team you join and against other teams outside OCN. Any kind of contribution is very welcome around here so dont even worry about the points. Folding will make you want to upgrade your equipment sooner or later. Welcome to the club! thumb.gif
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post #3 of 13
The points are mainly for ePeen. They mean absolutely nothing except for an indication of how long you have been folding and/or the power of your computers/ability to flex your IT desk muscles.


You might want to weight the benefit of using an old computer to the power costs. My old core 2 duo produces about 2k points per day vs my i5 2500k which does about 14k PPD. However the power consumption of the i5 is only double that of the C2D. You might consider just folding on the GPU of the old computer (if it has one) and the CPU/GPU of your main when it is not in use (if performance is an issue on your main computer).
post #4 of 13
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The points are mainly for ePeen. They mean absolutely nothing except for an indication of how long you have been folding and/or the power of your computers/ability to flex your IT desk muscles.
You might want to weight the benefit of using an old computer to the power costs. My old core 2 duo produces about 2k points per day vs my i5 2500k which does about 14k PPD. However the power consumption of the i5 is only double that of the C2D. You might consider just folding on the GPU of the old computer (if it has one) and the CPU/GPU of your main when it is not in use (if performance is an issue on your main computer).

performance on my main pc is not an issue at all... its 4x the computer of the one i am planning to leave idle. I am out of town at the moment and i dont know the specs of my old computer off the top of my head, but when i get back tomorrow i will post it. So that i can be helped to make the right decision on how to go about folding.

P.S. Yes my old PC does have its own GPU. BTW you can check the stats of my main PC in any of my posts. It is the one named Faux Pas.
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post #5 of 13
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Ok so im back home now and got Ultra VNC working just fine so i can remote desktop from my sig rig to control the folding rig. Got the specs on my folder.

HP Pavilion 061
Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Celeron 2.4GHz
1GB RAM
Geforce 512MB 8400GS


Now how do i get started with this? Should i be GPU or CPU folding? Both? I also plan to fold on my sig rig every so often when its not in use.
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post #6 of 13
I to am a first time folder and found this to be very helpful.


http://www.overclock.net/f/366/folding-home-guides-and-tutorials
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Check out GPU Tracker V2 to setup a nice easy client for both your server and sig rig.
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Totally confusing... I'm so lost!! Do i need anything else? How do i set this up?
Edited by Animag771 - 2/7/12 at 2:31pm
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Totally confusing... I'm so lost!! Do i need anything else? How do i set this up?

http://fahtracker.com/setup.html

That should be all you need for a simple basic set up. It will download ans install the appropriate clients for your machine.
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post #10 of 13
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Awesome. Thank you so much. Finally got a few WU's going... Running it on my Intel Q9500 2.83GHz and my Geforce GT220. Is it normal for your PC to DRAMATICALLY slow down and increase temps?
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