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What are the benefits of folding? (prizes,money,etc)
When does the CMD refresh? (0 out of 500000 steps 0%)
What does the "HFM.NET" application do?
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What are the benefits of folding? (prizes,money,etc)
When does the CMD refresh? (0 out of 500000 steps 0%)
What does the "HFM.NET" application do?
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1) There's usually monthly foldathons. Usually with prizes of some kind. They might have been scaled back to seasonal fold a thons though??? Haven't really checked.
2) That's how far your client has completed so far. Did you do smp or GPU2?
3) HFM.NET is a program used to view your progress, PPD, and everything else you'd like to know. You can also view your web statistics from it once its setup. Although with you JUST starting, it'll be a while before you get a postbit here, and statistics working.
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Didn't GPU3 get released?
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1) There's usually monthly foldathons. Usually with prizes of some kind. They might have been scaled back to seasonal fold a thons though??? Haven't really checked.
2) That's how far your client has completed so far. Did you do smp or GPU2?
3) HFM.NET is a program used to view your progress, PPD, and everything else you'd like to know. You can also view your web statistics from it once its setup. Although with you JUST starting, it'll be a while before you get a postbit here, and statistics working.
I believe im using SMP

is my system worth folding? (I know its a pretty weak system)

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ive done 4% so far, this is going to take a fornight. lol
    
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ive done 4% so far, this is going to take a fornight. lol
Yeah, smp takes a while. It'd be a waste of time to try to GPU2 fold on your 4670. The smp client should give you I'd GUESS and say somewhere between 1-3k PPD. I really don't know, I've never done smp on a C2D before.

And its only worth the folding, if its worth it to you. Your rig isn't going to get much points, so you'll be doing it for the cause only pretty much.
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Yeah, smp takes a while. It'd be a waste of time to try to GPU2 fold on your 4670. The smp client should give you I'd GUESS and say somewhere between 1-3k PPD. I really don't know, I've never done smp on a C2D before.

And its only worth the folding, if its worth it to you. Your rig isn't going to get much points, so you'll be doing it for the cause only pretty much.
Okay, well 1st of all I dont have a 4670 (wish I did) its a HD4650
I guess I should quit and uninstall then, Ill just wait until I get a i7 and all that stuff.
    
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You will definitely experience a net-loss in terms of winning prizes and stuff, so you really shouldn't be looking to fold banking on winning the monthly prizes. Just picking up hardware and its upkeep will easily set you back far more than the $25 a month prize, and that's assuming you win that frequently! Some people are frequent winners, while others have folded for a long time and not won yet xD You should fold if you believe the project is for a worthwhile cause, there really isn't any stronger or simpler motivation needed.

HFM.net is a program that helps to monitor your folding progress. Your TPF (Time per frame) lets you know how long in-between each % jump. This will be higher on the 6701/6702 WU than the other ones. My system running a E6750 at 3.4 takes roughly 1 day and 17 hours to complete one of those folding full time. This nets roughly 2000-2500 points a day on average. Whether that is worth it or not is up to you.
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You will definitely experience a net-loss in terms of winning prizes and stuff, so you really shouldn't be looking to fold banking on winning the monthly prizes. Just picking up hardware and its upkeep will easily set you back far more than the $25 a month prize, and that's assuming you win that frequently! Some people are frequent winners, while others have folded for a long time and not won yet xD You should fold if you believe the project is for a worthwhile cause, there really isn't any stronger or simpler motivation needed.

HFM.net is a program that helps to monitor your folding progress. Your TPF (Time per frame) lets you know how long in-between each % jump. This will be higher on the 6701/6702 WU than the other ones. My system running a E6750 at 3.4 takes roughly 1 day and 17 hours to complete one of those folding full time. This nets roughly 2000-2500 points a day on average. Whether that is worth it or not is up to you.
Thanks +rep, but ive decided I cannot go without my computer for anymore than 10minutes.
    
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You will definitely experience a net-loss in terms of winning prizes and stuff, so you really shouldn't be looking to fold banking on winning the monthly prizes. Just picking up hardware and its upkeep will easily set you back far more than the $25 a month prize, and that's assuming you win that frequently! Some people are frequent winners, while others have folded for a long time and not won yet xD You should fold if you believe the project is for a worthwhile cause, there really isn't any stronger or simpler motivation needed.

HFM.net is a program that helps to monitor your folding progress. Your TPF (Time per frame) lets you know how long in-between each % jump. This will be higher on the 6701/6702 WU than the other ones. My system running a E6750 at 3.4 takes roughly 1 day and 17 hours to complete one of those folding full time. This nets roughly 2000-2500 points a day on average. Whether that is worth it or not is up to you.
I'd like to touch on a few things here:
1) I've been folding for OCN since I joined in 2007. I have won ONE prize, that was an 8800GT back when they were THE GPU to have. Otherwise, I have won nothing.

2) Back in August is when I switched to my sig rig. My last rig was an Opteron 165 @ 3.1GHz (think K8 dual core), and a HD4850 (well known that ATI cards don't fold well). I was getting roughly 3-4k PPD at best total. Not much at all. I still did it though. I fold for the cause because my grandpa has cancer. And I support the development of cures for diseases.

Even if I was getting only 2k PPD, I'd still fold.
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Thanks +rep, but ive decided I cannot go without my computer for anymore than 10minutes.
What do you mean? You can still use your machine while smp folding. Even while GPU folding. I'm doing so RIGHT NOW with 2x GPU clients, and smp going. When I load up a game, the ONLY client I ever stop is my 470's client.
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