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Hi, I doubt this is the correct section but I could not find a folding section on this website.

I am just now going to start folding. I am folding with both my regular PCs both my PS3s and am thinking about employing my macbook and DV7 i7

Now on my DV7 when folding I get mid 80c temps with the max cpu power options in the control panel set to 95% I had to take it down to 80% to get a decent temp of 70c and this is with a laptop cooler and with the cooler positioned all the way to the left of the laptop (heatsink is very top left corner)

So the question I have is it worth 1000PPD to use the processor when the radeon mobility card gets over 3000PPD on its own? The DV7 series laptops are very well known for fan failure and thermal issues.

Do a lot of people fold on there laptops?

Then when it comes to folding on my macbook mac is very well known for having GPU thermal issues causing the soder to melt and loosing the screen completely. The GPU on my DV7 only gets to 60c but I cant find a way to monitor it on my macbook.
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4000PPD isn't worth killing your laptop over. If you already have some other components folding you're better off just sticking with those. If you have the money that you're comfortable to replace it, probably be better off to just spend that on a PC to fold with and get 20k PPD instead. Especially on a pc known for having heat problems I would definitely not fold on it. And folding section is under "Overclockers Care" or www.folding.net will take you right there smile.gif
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What is folding?
 
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Folding@home is a distributed computing project, that very simply stated, studies protein folding and misfolding.
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What is folding?

It is distributed computing like SETI except instead of searching for ET you are working an very important medical research. You are in sense allowing Stanford University to borrow your computer hardware.
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If you want to fold on it go right ahead.
Are you saying your i7 is only getting 1000ppd? You should be getting somewhere around 4kppd on that folding smp units on all 8 threads; I'm assuming its a quad. Which i7?

I fold on my laptop (Mobile Folder in sig), peak ppd is around 10kppd with a 7kppd average. Been folding 24/7 since October '11, and it shall continue folding until it dies.
I did change the TIM on the heatsinks, its raised and gets ample airflow, disabled turbo boost and temps stay around 80c cooled naturally on the cpu and 65c gpu/ with my cooler I built for it, cpu stays around 60c and 45c on the gpu.

I wouldn't bother with the Mac tho unless you can get sufficient cooling to keep the temps in check.

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What is folding?

Folding Essentials
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Im trying out this folding.

Estimated PPD is up to 6000, but it jumps up and down like crazy and slows down after a couple of hours.
 
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Im trying out this folding.

Estimated PPD is up to 6000, but it jumps up and down like crazy and slows down after a couple of hours.

PM me with your system details and what your folding on, or make a new thread in the folding thread, plenty of Folders there that'll get you up and running at your hardware's full potential.
 
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