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Well, hey, Look at this thread, a few cheap small HDD (item # 6 and 7).
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post #12 of 23
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I really want to get into F@H but I can't dedicate my Q6600 Athena system to it because I constantly play games and use it for school stuff. But I do have this ancient Dell system that I just got from my grandpa after I built him a new system for gaming.

This old Dell is an obviously un-upgradeable motherboard
Pentium III (I don't know the clock)
PC133 RAM 128MB (That made me chuckle)
It had Winders ME on it but I'm hoping it will handle XP.

So could I use this for a F@H machine? Would each WU take like 19 years? I just kind of like the idea of me having a system in my basement that is chugging away all scientific like and contributing to the greater good of man kind!! Even if you can calculate faster with an abacus.
Hi Greg,

Every little bit helps with regard to Stanford, WU's and OCN... If your willing to leave it on 24/7, I say what to heck... It will complete a WU every 10-20 days or so... But again, every little bit helps. I don't know about XP on that rig. Stanford does have FAH programs for older systems... I think, it will be easier to set up FAH on Windows than a 32 bit Linux system... IMHO.

Take care and I can't wait for Spring!!! :-)
post #13 of 23
If it is the same as mine, XP Pro works, just a bit slow. It had 256 of memory though.
My sister used it for basic computing for about 4 years with XP before it had issues with the HDD and an IDE channel.
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post #14 of 23
Naw.. Linux folding is easy too. And it will tech you a bit. Not to mention- especially on machines like that- it is quite a bit faster!

Since linx is free (Especially if you have a CD burner) And you say you need something to do... go for linux!

My 2 Cents
post #15 of 23
I have all thease old parts... i should realy chuck them together and see how it runs
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I should add that I am not paying the electric bill lol. How much will this increase the bill? I'm sure the PSU is old and horribly inefficient as is the PIII which runs at 1.7v I believe. I think as long as it's less than $10 a month no one will notice.
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should be less than $10
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hey, i just have two things to add to your original post,
1) your grandpa games, thats awesome
2) you can game and use your computer for school work and leave smp running in the background, everything runs around it fine, it will only take CPU time when there is some to spare, i run two vmware machines and play COD4 online everynight no problem.
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hey, i just have two things to add to your original post,
1) your grandpa games, thats awesome
2) you can game and use your computer for school work and leave smp running in the background, everything runs around it fine, it will only take CPU time when there is some to spare, i run two vmware machines and play COD4 online everynight no problem.
Yea lol. He had this old Dell system running some really old games and I talked him into getting a new one. It's nothing major but it runs BF2, Call of Duty (Older ones) and some other games he likes to play. He's big into WWII and such, and he's a collector of firearms so he likes to be able to play *bang bang shoot em up* stuff. It's pretty basic but it runs great. It's got an E6750, EVGA 650i, 2GB memory, EVGA 8600GTS 512MB Superclocked. Nothing is overclocked because I want it to be stable for a very long time for him.

When I get my desktop back together I will try to run the F@H while I am doing other things. My motherboard and video card are RMA'd right now so I'm waiting to get them back. I am actually running the SMP on my XPS laptop right now as I type this and it seems to be running great. It is only a single core 2.0GHz Pentium M. I'm very surprised because this system has been running painfully slow lately and it is really showing its age. I'm happy with the performance I am getting from my laptop right now so I'm sure I will be able to run the program on my desktop!
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you cant run smp on a single core system if im not mistaken, are you sure you are not running the console client?
and sorry to hear about the RMAd parts, but glad to hear you will try folding on it once its back up and running
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