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make sure you pick a fast one like 7200rpm ... if the 9gig is you should be fine w/ that
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How much HD space do you need for XP?
I have 1 9.8GB HDs, 1 40GB, 1 80GB, 1 160GB, 1 250GB that are not in use. Do you think I can get away with using the 9.8GB?
you should be ok, only thing you can really do is just try it
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A lot of the folding is run off RAM so I dont need a fast hard drive right? The 9.8Gb and 40GB are 5400RPM. This isnt going to hurt performance is it?
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A lot of the folding is run off RAM so I dont need a fast hard drive right? The 9.8Gb and 40GB are 5400RPM. This isnt going to hurt performance is it?
no way, your folding cpu ..you dont fold with your harddrive lol
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A lot of the folding is run off RAM so I dont need a fast hard drive right? The 9.8Gb and 40GB are 5400RPM. This isnt going to hurt performance is it?
Yeah, if you have decent RAM, and a good o/c'ed CPU, you will be fine.
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Yeah, if you have decent RAM, and a good o/c'ed CPU, you will be fine.
Thanks for the scientific answer. + virtual rep for you
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Final Build:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103197 $30
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153073 $40
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161198 $20

Also need:
A small harddrive until GPU works on linux (can be had for $40)
A powersupply (dont need anything special)

What is the min. amp on the 12v rail for a 8800GT?
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does folding use multi threading? can it take advantage of all 4 cores in a quad?
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yes, as long as you use SMP.
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post #50 of 62
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
Final Build:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103197 $30
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153073 $40
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161198 $20

Also need:
A small harddrive until GPU works on linux (can be had for $40)
A powersupply (dont need anything special)

What is the min. amp on the 12v rail for a 8800GT?
I wanted to check out your choices, the links don't work.
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