Originally Posted by Agiel
what soft should i use ?? i want to participate here ...
for the best explanation of things, provided he hasn't already answered by the time I'm finished writing this!
A fairly well written guide is available here
for Windows users. In essence, all you need is a Folding@Home username, and the client installed on your computer. Do note though, that running this program will put a steady load on whatever hardware you choose to run on it, and it will therefore also increase your power bill (if you have one) as well as can work as a fairly effective room heating system.
A few things come to mind:
- I wouldn't recommend folding on your processor if you're using a stock Intel heatsink/fan. A processor running at 90-95C constantly will probably degrade it. Instead, the use of a moderate quality tower cooler (if going air cooling) or all-in-one closed loop cooler will keep things a lot cooler, thereby reducing any adverse affects. I say reducing, because a number of us are overclocking our processors and graphics cards, and such can potentially reduce the lifespan.
- We have a Fold-A-Thon coming up tomorrow
. It's a fun 48 hour event where as a team we try to reach 45million points worth of work units folded during that timeframe. Also, there are prizes.
- If you're interested and have the hardware available to fold 20 hours a day, 7 days a week, we also run a Team Competition
- HFM.Net (guide on setting such up is available here)
is also recommended to run, as it provides a more accurate representation of your PPD in comparison to the Folding@Home client. It also has the benefit of showing your personal stats at a quick glance if you enter in information from the Extreme Overclocking Folding@Home stats site (you'll have to fold a few units, and then wait for their servers to update before you will show up on their stats site).
As for the GPU PPD database here, to participate and add to the database, one merely needs to fold work units for Folding@Home, and then provide the information of what work unit (aka WU) is being folded (example being atm I'm folding a P13001 (R29, C2, G79) @ 205,065 PPD on my GTX 780 Classified that is currently running at 1254MHz Core). Generally it is preferred to be at least halfway (50%) through said work unit before posting it into the database because the first few percent are usually skewed a fair bit. A screenshot of Folding@Home's advanced window or HFM.Net's main screen isn't necessary, but appreciated. Oh right - to submit it to the database there's a link in the first post of this thread that leads to a google document that I believe @TheBlademaster01
EDIT: Looks like @stickg1
beat me to replying @dman811
must be out for a walk or enjoying lunch or something