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So is folding kinda like stress testing your computer? It does kinda work the same right?
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it will test the stability of an overclock, thats for sure. It will max your cpu and raise temps so I guess it is kinda like stress testing.
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post #3 of 12
It will stress your computer, however in a different way than say Orthos. It is not used primarily as a stress test though.

Folding is calculating the folding of protein for cancer and disease research by Standford. People run it on their computers and PS3s and essentially create one big supercomputer.
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Folding does stress a cpu, but not in the tradional sense of an actual benchmarking suite.
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i like to stress test with folding because i like to believe browning out my power grid is going to some good cause.

too bad they don't have "folding for free computer parts"
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Don't stress test with F@H. If you have an unstable OC and you fold, you could be giving Stanford inaccurate results.
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Don't stress test with F@H. If you have an unstable OC and you fold, you could be giving Stanford inaccurate results.
Im pretty sure an unstable OC will just produce an error in the console, or on your PC (such as a BSOD or lock up), and it will just start at a previous checkpoint, or drop that and start on another WU. F@H is picky.
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Im pretty sure an unstable OC will just produce an error in the console, or on your PC (such as a BSOD or lock up), and it will just start at a previous checkpoint, or drop that and start on another WU. F@H is picky.
I know that if you keep crashing due to instability, your WU will be aborted.

But what about minor errors that don't cause crashes? How does F@H know what's right and what's wrong? If it knows that, then why would we be calculating for them if they already have the answers? If it is a minor error, I'm under the impression that it'll just get sent in, and Stanford will be stuck with your inaccurate result.
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I know that if you keep crashing due to instability, your WU will be aborted.

But what about minor errors that don't cause crashes? How does F@H know what's right and what's wrong? If it knows that, then why would we be calculating for them if they already have the answers? If it is a minor error, I'm under the impression that it'll just get sent in, and Stanford will be stuck with your inaccurate result.
Im sure they have built in error protection. Just like stress testing your computer will tell you when theres an error, im sure F@H is able to distinguish that and not accept it. They know tons of people OC and Fold, and not everyones setups are going to be stable forever. Mine was going for months, then started getting BSOD.
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ahh I thought so.. Ill just run Orthos on this E2200 then ^^.
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