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Laptop Folding worth it?

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i installed fah on my acer amd64x2 laptop. 1.8GHz

I put it on just out of curiosity, with 1 core of the non-smp client running fahmon says:

Project : 4537
Core : Amber
Frames : 100
Credit : 119


-- FaH --

Min. Time / Frame : 4mn 25s - 387.98 ppd
Avg. Time / Frame : 4mn 25s - 387.98 ppd
Cur. Time / Frame : 4mn 26s - 386.53 ppd
R3F. Time / Frame : 4mn 26s - 386.53 ppd
Eff. Time / Frame : 13mn 00s - 131.82 ppd

Is it worth it for what seems like ~390ppd. Added onto my 3000 PPD from my sig rig it seems like it. What would you guys do?

ive seen some people folding with 100ppd. My intrest is not with the points, but for the cause. I know that points are directly linked to the casue and im using them as a measure.

BTW: i have properly configured it for a laptop. Run of battery power: no...etc
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I have a laptop that does about 500ppd.
I know every bit counts but I determined that it is not worth the stress and heat for the laptop. In terms of 'is it worth it', you have to decide, but I dont think the stress on it is justified for the amount of research that it will do.

I fold on 2 desktops that are P4s that get about 98ppd but thats only because they are desktops. I prefer not to fold on laptops.
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I would yes. Your laptop specs is pretty good to fold on. At least it's not taking an hour for 1%. You might want to cool it in a cool area though.
Edited by TaiDinh - 5/18/08 at 1:47pm
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Originally Posted by boydyboyd View Post
My intrest is not with the points, but for the cause.
Every point helps! I fold occassionally with my notebook. I have a T7500 2.2. Im not sure about how many points per day its puts out.
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thanks for the input guys, i think i will continue to fold on it, only with 1 core though. Mostly because i inherited it (kindof), plan to keep it on a desk in a cool room most of the time. Fan is abit noisy though.

I see where you are coming from about the desktops though, i have been bit by the folding bug it would seem, as i just bought a PSU and PMed an OCN user about some ram to resurect my ''old'' rig to fold on, on a countertop though because it doesn't have a case (yet)

PS: im posting this on said laptop, it isn't getting hot but it has only been going an hour or so. Don't think i will fold on my Pentium M laptop (1.73 GHz), that is about to die anyway, i can feel it when i am on it.

Edit: I thought 300ppd on a 1.8GHz AMD mobile processor was OK. Go AMD! Btw this is my first AMD processor
Edited by Boyboyd - 5/18/08 at 1:54pm
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If you can get decent production out of it, then yes. My laptop on the other hand, is too old, and too slow. So, I cant justify using the electricity and extra stress on it.
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If you can get deccent production out of it, then yes. My laptop on the other hand, is too old, and too slow. So, i cant justify using the electricity and extra stress on it.
Your laptop must be dwarfed by comparison by you ELEVEN Q6600s! I still think this is a great feat. Thanks Gibson!
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