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Hi, so I'm fairly new to folding (started a few days ago) and have a couple of questions so far:

1. My temps - I'm currently running at around 52°C on each core, is that an acceptable temperature for folding 20+ hours a day or should it ideally be lower?

2. For my total points earned so far is there any reason why folding.extremeoverclocking.com would give me a different number to the Stanford site? I only ask because I went to apply for the postbit and I had over 50k on the Stanford site but not at folding.extremeoverclocking.com (the site specified in Zodac's thread on how to apply for the postbit) which meant I shouldn't apply for the postbit yet despite Stanford saying I have enough points

3. Would it be worth me folding on my laptop also? My laptop is alright so the PPD shouldn't be too low and considering how I wouldn't be doing work on it or playing games (in fact I never use it) I'd be able to fold on it probably 24/7.

4. Do the work units vary in size consistently? At the moment I keep getting 3843.40 credit units and I was intrigued as to how the work units were distributed.

If anyone could answer these few questions I'd greatly appreciate it. 37726 for life! thumb.gif

On another note I find it both amusing but sad that after 3 days of folding I am already in the top ~10% of folders, people need to commit to the cause! tongue.gif
post #2 of 16
Temps are fine i would say 60c is acceptable for that cpu.

The other site is a third party site and that means that it i behind stanford's site, the points will get there eventually.

I would recommend setting up a vm and folding through that but yes your laptop is nice enough to fold though i would keep an eye on temps.

Yes but it normally comes in chunks as they are working through several iterations of the same thing for error checking purposes.
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Ok thanks for the help +rep, now I've got a bit of catching up to do if I want to get to the level you're at. biggrin.gif
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Here is my 2 cents:

1) yes those temps are fine. I would say no higher then 65-70 depending on the CPU. It is basically running at full load so expect to see higher temps then normal.

2) EOCN only updates their stats every 3 hours so it takes time for them to update correctly. The stanford site is the most up to date version though so thats good to look at as well.

3) most people discourage folding on a laptop for extended periods of time as the heat generated can have an affect on laptop longevity. Cooling a laptop is not as easy as a desktop and the components dont have the same amount of cooling.
4) kind of a mystery exactly how stanford distributes the WUs but it seems based on setup and client version. On my 2500k I see base points anywhere from 300 to 3000 generally. The bigger and smaller units seem to yield the least amount of points.


Also make sure you have set up a passkey to take advantage of the bonus points for folding SMp WUs.
post #5 of 16
Hey Paradigm84! Nice to have you on board!

FYI, most laptops just don't give enough ppd to make it worth the effort/expense...PLUS the HEAT can really effect them (they aren't really designed for 24x7 100% operation)....if you decide to use it, make sure to get some good cooling on it. Maybe one of those cooling pads.

What kind of ppd are you getting on your Q9550? My team comp team, The MISFITS, is looking for a Cat 3 folder (see my thread in this forum), let me know if you're interested!
post #6 of 16
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~@sstnt I guess there wouldn't be much point then if it can't get through WU's very fast.

I think I'd be better off folding for OCN for a while until I get used to it, especially considering I'm swapping out the Q9550 for an i7 3820 in a few weeks so I don't think I'd qualify anyway and I have yet to learn what all of this bigadv stuff is about. Also I'll be moving into my own place in a few weeks so I won't be able to consume as much power as I wish like I can in university accommodation as I'll be paying for it out of a student loan. tongue.gif

Thanks for the offer though. smile.gif

Also thanks for the help crystalhand, +rep to both of you.
post #7 of 16

I counted four questions... that's more than "a couple".

 

You shouldn't have answered his questions until he changed the OP. Bad Folders!

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The High Priestess of Folding has spoken!

Originally I only had two questions but then I thought of the other two and didn't bother to change the wording. tongue.gif

Also for some reason I have a 2240 credit WU that's taking an entire day to go through when I go through all the other 3800 ones in a few hours? I have much to learn in this crazy world of folding.
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I counted four questions...

I've been telling people you could count but they wouldn't listen.
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The High Priestess of Folding has spoken!
Originally I only had two questions but then I thought of the other two and didn't bother to change the wording. tongue.gif
Also for some reason I have a 2240 credit WU that's taking an entire day to go through when I go through all the other 3800 ones in a few hours? I have much to learn in this crazy world of folding.

since people want to goof off instead of answer question rolleyes.gif

some WUs are slow/bad PPD earners. Not sure exactly what one you are talking about but on my 2500k the points will vary from 13k ppd up to 26 ppd. It really just depends although a full day for a WU may just mean that it is a really bad one.
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