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how long would it take to complete a WU on my old laptop. i think its a pII 400mhz with 256mb ram. it doesnt even really seem worth it because it takes a few days per WU on a p4 @ 1.6
 

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I left my P3 450Mhz on overnight on a WU (I don't remember which) and it never even got to 1%.

Deleted, try to get another, left it on for another night and it never got to 1%.

It was so slowwwww. >.<

I don't think anything under 800Mhz is really worth it IMO. You'd be hurting the environment more with wasted electricity than a cure.
 

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I used to fold on an old 466 MHz rig, and I never finished a WU in less than a month. While "every little bit helps" is a nice idea, I agree that very slow old systems do not produce enough work to be worthwhile. You're better off donating the money that you would spend on electricity to charity.
 

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So Ive never gotten this whole folding thing. Does it require a always on internet connection? Or do you just download a wu, let it run then upload it when your finished? Sorry if this is kinda a hijack.
 

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lol now i agree.
haha. hmm only if there was a way to team up slow cpus,

like share the work of a wu on like 3 slow cpus.

but yeah, should just let it sleep.
 

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Please answer my question two posts above, Im serious in folding, just dunno if my dial up will cut it.
 

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So Ive never gotten this whole folding thing. Does it require a always on internet connection? Or do you just download a wu, let it run then upload it when your finished? Sorry if this is kinda a hijack.

you just download a wu, let it run then upload it when your finished - yea you can do that if you're on dial up.
 

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you just download a wu, let it run then upload it when your finished - yea you can do that if you're on dial up.
That is true except for the SMP client which does apparently have some give and take along the way with Stanford's server.
 

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Dial-up is fine, just be sure to set the option so that you don't download any WU's that are more than 5MB in size.
 

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So Ive never gotten this whole folding thing. Does it require a always on internet connection? Or do you just download a wu, let it run then upload it when your finished? Sorry if this is kinda a hijack.
You only need an internet connection when downloading/uploading work units to stanford. Other than that you can fold without a connection.
 
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