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I'm limited to the number of mb's I can use per day because I can only get sat internet does folding use many mb s or not really I want to fold with my 2600k anyone know a good program to use for that CPU to fold ? Also I need one to set it up for me because it never works lol even after reading faq thanks

Any ideas if I can do folding with sat internet
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If you fold bigadv to get most points your downloads will approach or exceed 25MB compressed. If you just fold SMP (no bigadv) the downloads will be smaller, but I don't remember how much because I only fold bigadv now and don't remember SMP sizes.

As to programs that setup folding for you - here is one that OCNers use.

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What is your speeds on your internet?
If its about the same as 3g then yea you can cause thats what I use, but I warn you bigadv units take forever to upload if your speeds are not great.
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So total a bigadv would be like 40mb?ok thanks guys
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I think uploads are a bit bigger; over 100mb, but that's over 2 or 3 days.
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Could I be a top folder with crappy internet or will it hold me back to much like how many Wu equal 250,000 pts?

Oh well I only have 5gb total so it would use many mb to folding then ? Prolly to many ?
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Let's say you complete a -bigadv WU every 2 days, and assume it's a 100mb WU to upload. That's 1.5Gb upload.
I'm not certain what the download size is, but 40mb was stated, so I'll take that. That's 600mb downloaded every month too.

Do you think you can handle that per month?
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Ok so total be about 2gb per month ? If so I can handle it. Will I be slower then than most doing folding or is the biggest part ur CPU ? Mean does it take most.2days to do one bigadv ?
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It's the CPU that determines how fast you're completing WUs; the upload/download speed has very little impact.

And the mionimum time to complete a -bigadv will be ~2 days. It can be more though, depending on the WU.
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Ok so 2days per about is that constant folding?
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