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I was planning on using my old Dell to Fold since i don't use it except to serve as a memory storage on my network. My system is as follows:

DELL 4500s
P4 1.8 GHz
768 MB PC2300 RAM
40 GB Hard Drive
Geforce4 MX 440 PCI Graphics Card

CPU-Z Valadation file is at: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=89013

My question is this: Do i need to keep the Geforce4 card in my computer to Fold? It makes alot of noise with that small fan. Does folding use alot of graphics power?
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post #2 of 31
No, Folding is a number cruncher, so it mainly uses the CPU. You could take that out and use the on board port if there is one.
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post #3 of 31
Yes as Said above Folding doesnt Need Visual Processing Device as it Uses CPU and Ram.
post #4 of 31
Unless you have onboard video you might want to have a GFX card in your system.
post #5 of 31
no you dont need to but it would be nice to check up on it here and there to make its still conecting and such. Unless your using a program like remote access from another computer
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Arent they creating one for the gpu though?
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not to worry, my dell is so old it has onboard video lol Thanks everyone...good to know i can get this high pitched jet engine out of my system! It is in my bedroom next to my bed...so i can now sleep with it on all night lol


Ya'll like my system though? rofl
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post #9 of 31
yes they are working on a folding core that uses the gpu.
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by noxious89123
No
You sure? A cpuples quotes from http://forum.folding-community.org/v...ht=folding+gpu
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I think this Dell could do a little testing when the GPU client is released.
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Some folks are interested only in testing the GPU or Clearspeed code. That code is not ready for beta, so there isn't anything I can do with posts asking just for that type of testing.
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I'd like to join the BETA Testing group for when the GPU code comes out.
Edit- didnt see the post above mine, thanks
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