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I might start folding since it's in another room, but my computer will make that one room HELLA warm. Lol, 10:00PM - 3:00PM is a long time. I'll try to fold as much as possible though.
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post #62 of 114
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I used to fold a lot (100% at all times unless I needed the CPU power) but it just isn't worth it to me, my computer gets very hot and can heat up the entire room by 5-6c in a few hours so that got pretty annoying.

I might have to try that, it is getting pretty darn cold here lately.

Last time i tried folding I installed the graphical client thinking it would be easier to use or something, and it interfeared with alot of stuff. I will have to give the cnosole version a shot.
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two words: dial up
Eh, we have a couple of users using dial-up. It's not a problem at all, since it's WU's about 4MB each time it downloads. That's about 2-3 minutes downloading a WU? That's not bad.
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Normally I don't fold. However right now I am because: 1) It's frickin cold, and 2) It heats my room. In the other parts of the year my room gets up to 98-100F without my PC folding so it really insn't realistic for me to be folding any time but the winter.

Anyhow, I'm currently climbing the ranks fast at 350PPD and I should be for at least a few months more until next year.
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A seasonal folder

Sidenote: love the holiday version of your avatar
    
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I <3 Disease.






J/k. I only fold on 2 of my 3 personal rigs because my laptop started making funny noises when folding 24/7. My parents computesr and sisters old rig all fold, too, unbeknownst to them.
    
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Eh, we have a couple of users using dial-up. It's not a problem at all, since it's WU's about 4MB each time it downloads. That's about 2-3 minutes downloading a WU? That's not bad.
Closer to 30 minutes. If you've ever downloaded a song while on dial-up you know what I mean.
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post #68 of 114
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Eh, we have a couple of users using dial-up. It's not a problem at all, since it's WU's about 4MB each time it downloads. That's about 2-3 minutes downloading a WU? That's not bad.
max speed on dialup - 4.5 Kb/s

Work Unit - 4 Mb - 4096 Kb

Time? - 15 Mins!

That on a good line, if you are on a bad one then you could be looking at double that.

Of course, on my connection i could get a 4 Mb file in 5 secs
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I'm just wondering how many of you guys do not fold because of a problem you encounter or something. Anything is fixable, and this could mean more power for team 37726!

Come on everyone... Laziness shouldn't be an excuse..
I really dont know why I dont. Dont feel like getting confused setting it up. I guess I dont really have good faith or hope, I mean how many thousands of people fold and what cure or help has come from it? I just dont feel like me folding would really help anyone.
    
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I really dont know why I dont. Dont feel like getting confused setting it up. I guess I dont really have good faith or hope, I mean how many thousands of people fold and what cure or help has come from it? I just dont feel like me folding would really help anyone.
Hi Clayton,

Just a thought. You might want to check out this link.
http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandeg...g/results.html

The Stanford site is posting results. However, as in all research the gains take time and sometimes are small. In addition, even with all the people folding in the world, it's still not enough. There is so much research to do and that's why the gpu folding has come into play. The ATI 1900 series video cards with special drivers written for the folding program, can fold 20-30 times faster than the current batch of cpu cores.

I understand the skepticism and possibly the lack of wanting to allow your rig to run 24/7 and all. But folding will help, in the near future, some folks and that will only get better over the long haul. As to the confusion issue. If you have Windows XP Home or Pro, it's very easy. At the Stanford site, download the 5.04 Graphical version, answer a couple of questions like a name that Stanford can identify you with and most importantly add "37726" in the dialog box for Tean OCN. That's it. The prgram will download, install, run, upload and re-download Work Units (WU's) automatically. If you're on a dial up, the program will try uploading the completed WU's, but if you're not connected it will wait. When you do connect, the program will then upload and download a new WU. Usually it takes about 15 minutes or so, depending on the dial up speed.

That's all it takes...

I hope this helped, :-)
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