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so is folding cpu intensive? would it run better on a quad fx system or quad core system or would it run perfectly fine on a celeron?
About the most CPU intensive you can get. There are different versions of the program, one called "smp" which is a used to harness Dual Cores and Quad Cores.

Stanford also developed a program that can utilize high end ATi Gpus like the 1950 and what not.
    
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LMAO. I honestly thought folding was like a game.

You know, fold 24/7 to see how many points you can get in a day/week to see who gets the highest amout of points to be on a list.

now that i know what its really about, i may try to set up some old pc's to make a small folding farm.
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You can run it on any system. It runs in the background only using unused CPU cycles, so you won't feel a difference other than it's using about 30 MB's.
Really? in that case i want to know where i can download this proggy to get started at once!
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very interesting. so it only makes use of not used cpu cycles right, therefore a computer with a higher clock speed should get the work done quicker because of more / faster cycles? correct?

meaning-> a p4 ht at 4ghz should get the work(if it was the same amount) done faster than a p4 at 1.6 ghz.

but what about a core 2 duo only running one instance of it, not utilizing both cores at 1.86 like i guess a e6300. would't the p4 ht at 4ghz get it done faster due to number of cycles?
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Thankyou very muchly. What is OCN's team #?
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Thankyou again... And i am now folding!!!
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Glad to have some more teamates
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Glad to have some more teamates
Glad to be helping

Oh and question: how do i get onto the team rankings? do i need to make a certain amount first?
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