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Hey guys,
few questions, is it simple once you get it up and going?
would i get many PPD on my sig rig?
I couldn't run 24/7, prob 12 hour bursts at a time, would it be worthwhile?

Ty in advance
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post #2 of 10
I recommand you read through the Folding@Home Essential Threads. These will answer most of your question if not all.
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Once up and running, Folding@home is very simple to do. All you do is click on the icon and let it run. Setting it up though isn't hard either. For you it will be super easy since you have 1 gpu.

On my GTX 260 I average 8k ppd. So for the 12hr burst you would see roughly 4k. Not sure about the E5200
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thanks =] i might set it up sometime in the near future, prob Wednesday, i work nights and thats my next night off, using a computer for technical things isn't fun when your super tired and grouchy xD
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post #5 of 10
It took longer for you to make and read this thread than it does to setup your 260 to fold.

Download the GPU2 client -Direct download
Click next a dozen times to install it, when your done open it up and insert a folding name you want and team # 37726.

And your done!
Full guide here.


Then if you want to CPU fold follow this guide.
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
It took longer for you to make and read this thread than it does to setup your 260 to fold.

Download the GPU2 client -Direct download
Click next a dozen times to install it, when your done open it up and insert a folding name you want and team # 37726.

And your done!
Full guide here.


Then if you want to CPU fold follow this guide.
Perfect! thank you =]

Now to try do this all properly in 30 mins before i need to leave for work so i can leave it running, wish i could be late but i have to be there with the keys and alarm code XD otherwise my poor minions will be stuck outside haha
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The GPU should take you all of 2mins, the CPU client might be a little longer depending how good you are at following simple instructions.
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post #8 of 10
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The GPU should take you all of 2mins, the CPU client might be a little longer depending how good you are at following simple instructions.
I tend to skip instructions, then have to start over from scratch once i have made a epic failure of the job =p

My gpu is set up properly, i did turn my pc off when i went to work though =/ must remember to put it on when i get up and then leave it on till i get home from work!!

hopefully when i get a new case and cpu cooler it will be quieter and it wont bother me so much to sleep with it on (my cpu cooler fan lights up blue... always on, very frustrating)
Edited by Fatality292 - 3/6/11 at 11:39pm
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post #9 of 10
I'd recommend you take your time with the SMP client guide. Skipping small instructions will get the client installed, but it probably won't work properly.

Then, in a couple of days, you'll post a thread asking why your points are so low, and we'll find out you forgot the passkey, or the flag. Then you'll be upset that you were Folding for without reaching your potential.

And I don't like Folders being upset unless it benefits me in some way, so make sure not to miss those things.
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ROFLz @ zodac, she/he/it is so funny.
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