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So as the title shows I am new to folding. Is there anything I should know of? I am also not going to be insanely active, but just do it now and then, is that OK or not helpful at all?
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Also for folding should I really have a separate computer, or can I use the rig I use for everything? Because I am not going to get a computer only for folding (expensive). Appreciate your guidance here
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https://fah.stanford.edu/file-releases/public/release/fah-installer/windows-xp-32bit/v7.3/fah-installer_7.3.6_x86.exe

 

download this

 

Install

 

Create an identity 

 

Just use the same username you have for OCN

You will be emailed a passkey (this is your unique identifier)

Copy/Paste your pass-key

Use 37726 for the team number.

 

That's us!

 

Then let its start!

 

You can just run FULL.  You most likely won't notice too much of a difference once the system get's going.

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I have it set up, but how can I play games while folding? Do I have to fold 24/7 to make a difference?
Edited by AlDyer - 5/16/13 at 11:25am
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I have it set up, but how can I play games while folding? Do I have to fold 24/7 to make a difference?

 

It's best to just turn off the F@H client when you're done.  No need to fully exit out.  Just move the slider over to OFF.

 

Then once you're done, or away from your PC, just put it back up to full.

 

As far as anything else other than gaming, F@H really won't impact your usual day to day workload.  


And no you do not need to fold 24/7.  Most people don't.  Some people just do when they sleep.  Even a little work here and there is good!  

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Hey welcome to the team and thanks for folding. smile.gif

You don't have to fold 24/7, you can fold as much or as little as you like. When you'd like to play games you can either move the big selection slider all the way down to pause folding, you can right click individual slots (such sas either the GPU or CPU) and select pause, or you can just close the entire program and reopen it when you're done gaming.
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