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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan
Haha, I would keep an old PC rather than give it to someone who cant afford internet...
You should SOOO die...jk.

Yeah, charity is good.
post #12 of 19
Fold

http://folding.stanford.edu/

That PC will be able to run it, right?
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Originally Posted by ClaytonCallihan
Go you! Could you list the specs or are you not sure?
ya im not sure bout the specs ill come back tomorrow with some specs. But really.... even 30 gigs ... hell 10 gigs is worth it - whenever i fraps my games it takes up a ****load of memory!
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Heh, well I found an old pc at my dads new house and the hdd was like 6 gigs... I just tossed it, it had fedora on it lol.
    
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Fold

http://folding.stanford.edu/

That PC will be able to run it, right?
oh is that kinda like the thing where they use lots and lots off ppls computers to find the next prime number.... and if ur computer gets it u get a prize - except its better for the world?

so...u just let it sit by itself.. all day trying to find these protein thingys (too lazy to read)



wat team # shud i use
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I dont fold but from what I hear just leave it fold when you go somewhere, supoosedly, any help is still good help.
    
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oh is that kinda like the thing where they use lots and lots off ppls computers to find the next prime number.... and if ur computer gets it u get a prize - except its better for the world?

so...u just let it sit by itself.. all day trying to find these protein thingys (too lazy to read)



wat team # shud i use
..Sorta, but somewhat glib (no offense). F@H runs mathmatical calculations for protein folding to assist in the search for specific cures for diseases such as Alzheimer's. The software runs in the background utilizing unused CPU cycles. It will not detract from your PC pleasure.

The Prime thingy is Prime95. It searches for Mersenne Prime numbers (I think only 45 known ). That program is generally used to test stability for Overclocked systems.

...not really attempting to solicit F@H, just tossing an idea out there!

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You can give it to charity. Some poor kid needs it a lot more then you do.
100% in agreeance. Way to go Selectodude, rep+
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post #19 of 19
some poor kid dosen't need a commador64!
or
any computer for that matter, they need money and a window 95 age comp is not money, if its early xp then get what you need out of it [hd, 150$ gFx card, etc.]replace or repair so that it works then its good for charity or folding
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