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Can you fold without having a constant internet connection?

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I'm building a Q6600 PC for my aunt and I was thinking about trying to get her to run F@H 24/7 or most of the time because she hardly ever uses her computer. But, she has dial up internet. So is it possible to run F@H without being connected to the internet all the time? Would she have to connect once a day or week to get new WUs and upload the data?
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Shed have to connect at the end of a wu to upload the info and download a new wu.
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Shed have to connect at the end of a wu to upload the info and download a new wu.
That's what I thought. So I guess folding is out.

I'm just going to keep it here after I build it and fold for a week before I give it to her. I will call it a stability test.
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That's what I thought. So I guess folding is out.

I'm just going to keep it here after I build it and fold for a week before I give it to her. I will call it a stability test.
Folding is actually a really good stress test because it is very pick with the data.
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Ok. I'll give out another Rough Riders top secret folding tip. Yes, she can fold without a24/7 internet connection. If you are using XP just activate the "loopback adapter". It will make the SMP client think it's connected. That's why it's called a loopback
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why does she need a q6600 if she has dial up?
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why does she need a q6600 if she has dial up?
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The WinSMP client really only uses the internet connection when it's receiving a new WU or sending the results. That's why it's possible to fold even with dial up. But you have to install that loopback adapter. ~JadeMiner~
    
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why does she need a q6600 if she has dial up?
For encoding her video's of her grandson like all grandma's do

AMIRITE!

edit: why did I say grandma?

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why does she need a q6600 if she has dial up?
Because this PC needs to last her for a long, long time (In computer years). And the budget allows it, so why the heck not?
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