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Originally Posted by Juggalo23451 View Post
you need a 8XXX series card or higher to fold
What? You can fold on any CPU, meaning he can use the PC for folding.
 

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I would suggest if you have the cash to pick up like an 8800GS or 9600GSO and then you could easily get 3500ppd-4000ppd.

EDIT: you could even get a 8600GT and get 1k ppd out of that and spend like $25-$30.
 

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Dell 2400

Intel P4 2.2
1 Gig ddr
Bfg 6200oc

I know its old but it's just sitting here.

Hi Zig-Zag,

Here's the deal. If you want to fold to fold, then yes! Download the 5.03 or 5.04 client(s) from the Stanford site and let her rip. One client is graphical and the other console. If you want to look at the protein as it is being folded, download the graphical client. It is easy to set up... They are located here:

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/DownloadOld

These are the older Uni-processor clients. They were "originally" bench marked on a P4 2.8B system (133FSB). And with that benchmark, were given an average of 110ppd...
With your 2.2Ghz rig, it will average 80-100ppd... Depending on the client. Some will take 2 days, some will take 4 days... I use these clients on my older X2's and Dual core processors. I also fold GPU2 clients with those CPU's so my average ppd is higher per rig.

You might be asking yourself, why not SMP fold with those X2's and Dual cores. Simple. The GPU2 client takes cpu clock cycles as well. Trying to run both the SMP and GPU2 client, slows them both down. So, in my case, one core folds with the video card for the GPU2 clients and the other core folds for the uni-processor.

As for using hyperthreading.... It has been tried and used. Stanford advises against it. You'll get a lot of EUE (early unit end) errors. I also know that people set up their rigs to run VMware... It can be done, but requires time and some patience...

As for your video card. I would think that your M/B only supports AGP... There is no 8800 series card for AGP yet, that I know of. I just checked pricegrabber, newegg and tiger direct. So folding a GPU2 client will be out of the question with the set up you're proposing...

Back to the point... If you want to fold for research, then let it rip. If you're looking for a high ppd (points per day) total, then this rig will not get you there.

I hope this helped, :)
 
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