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I've been folding for OCN for a while now, still got 3 nvidia based machines playing with proteins.
For Xmas I treat myself to an ati 5850, forgetting that ATI suck @ folding (I read that there may be a beta client in the near future though )

So...I hate idle gpu cycles, so I've looked in the "start now" thread, and the client/project list..and I'm underwhelmed

I don't fancy burning electricity to crack codes, map stars, look for fish or little green men, but I do want to contribute in that small way to the betterment of our species..so...erm..looking for an ATI GPU client that's right for me...but the list seems rather short
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For ATI, you onlu have 4 options,
Collatz Conjecture, DNETC@Home, Milkyway@Home, PrimeGrid.

Unfortunately, for the time being, I don't think any of the ATI projects satisfies what you would like to contribute to, but the list of projects that supports GPUs in general continues to rise. Just this month, PrimeGrid released their ATI app.
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Edited by ibew112 - 12/30/10 at 11:13am
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dnetc and milkyway give the most points
    
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Originally Posted by ibew112 View Post
that seems to be the problem with you folding@home guys, You probably dont believe in little green men but you run little green machines, how about you join the competition and just start boincing Dnetc, Milkyway, collatz get over it mate pull the trigger. your the second guy who has showed up and pissed everyone off in there hello post this week. Damn Folders anyway
wow - i never intended to "piss everyone off", I just looked for something that interested me, couldn't find it and rather than just giving up there I asked for the advice of those who'd know. I do understand for many it's all about the points, but I do find the work itself more important,. the points (and competition) are just a bonus.
Thanks for your words of encouragement, I guess as my attitude is different to yours (ie I don't abuse noobs on their 1st day) I'm not gonna fit in around here

Thanks to gamer and darkryder for their positive comments.
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as far as video cards go. Ati doesnt have the support nvidia does, so that will severely limit the number of choices there are.
    
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Edited by ibew112 - 12/30/10 at 11:13am
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thanks for that, Ibew. I didn't realise that stating what I'm NOT looking for and asking for help finding a project I'd like to participate in was flaming - guess I ought to dig out my dictionary before I next post.

I kinda wish I'd just not bothered asking for assistance now, though, to be fair, only one of the people who replied has been negative, the others have all been positive and helpful, so maybe it's not me that has the attitude problem?

My noob comment was relation to bionc..never been in this section of the site before.
..and "little green men"..I'm 100% sure they exist (big universe), I just don't like seti (sorry )
..and I've folded for ocn for a couple of years or so, I kinda bought an ATI card by mistake (great price) and hated the idea of a GPU sitting idle, so it was suggested I look in here..
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woo! flamewar

I see the problem though... most of us boincers do like crunching maths and astronomy data. Also you can pick some CPU only apps that may suit you better
    
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And back on topic...

Find fish!?!?
This intrigues me, link?
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