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Q. What is Folding?

A. Folding is installing a program onto your computer that uses your unused processing power to fold protein strands to help medical science more quickly find and develop cures for diseases.

Q. What Operating Systems will it run on?

A. Windows, Linux and MacOsX.

Q. Are there are viruses, bugs or spyware in the FAH software?

A. NO, the software is clean, it only pulls and sends back the work units to the source server.

For any other questions that you have, please feel free to visit the FAH FAQs on the FAH website or post questions here.
Click Here to check the Overclock.net folding team stats
 

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Q. What is Folding?

A. Folding is installing a program onto your computer that uses your unused processing power to fold protein strands to help medical science more quickly find and develop cures for diseases.

Q. What Operating Systems will it run on?

A. Windows, Linux and MacOsX.

Q. Are there are viruses, bugs or spyware in the FAH software?

A. NO, the software is clean, it only pulls and sends back the work units to the source server.

For any other questions that you have, please feel free to visit the FAH FAQs on the FAH website or post questions here.

Click Here to check the Overclock.net folding team stats

how can i joint the folding team?
also, i don't quite understand it.. plz go into more detail.
 

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ok, ya download it and a tray icon will appear after you install it. right click and hit configure. in the team box, type 37726. in the name box, type in your oc.net username.
 

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ok, ya download it and a tray icon will appear after you install it. right click and hit configure. in the team box, type 37726. in the name box, type in your Overclock.Net username.
Alfter you finish your first work unit you post your folding name at http://www.overclock.net/showthread.php?t=3050, and as soon as Admin gets a chance he will add your folding icon.
 

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does my CPU need to be super high Ghz to be able to fold?
no....but the faster the better...i have a 1g P3 folding 24/7.....
 

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no....but the faster the better...i have a 1g P3 folding 24/7.....

is mine good enough?
 

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is mine good enough?

any computer can fold, and your is definately good enough to help.
 

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so, after i do all that, do i just leave the program alone? or do i need to open it once in a while?

and the admin says that i should list my name on the FAH website, but how?
 

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so, after i do all that, do i just leave the program alone? or do i need to open it once in a while?

and the admin says that i should list my name on the FAH website, but how?

The program will automatically run in the background whenever your computer is on, and as for you showing, you sould post your folding name in the thread titled "Folder check in here" in the folding section when your first Work Unit is completed.
 

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Would I Know If My First Work Unit Is Complete When The Large Pie Chart Thing Goes All The Way Around?

BY THE WAY, THIS IS TO HELP MEDICAL RESEARCH IS IT NOT?
 

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Would I Know If My First Work Unit Is Complete When The Large Pie Chart Thing Goes All The Way Around?

BY THE WAY, THIS IS TO HELP MEDICAL RESEARCH IS IT NOT?

You will know when the first one is complete when the section that is title Finished WUs is 1.

And yes this is to help medical research to find ways to prevent and/or cure diseases.
 

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WOW! This is so cool! I'm very proud to be a part of it.

Thank you very much for giving me such a good opportunity.
 

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The project has alot of potential and we are all proud to be part of it, the best thing you can do to try to help both the Overclock.net folding team and the folding project is to try to recruit more machines to fold for the cause.
 

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could i tell other people with computers about it so they could join also?

and would it be better if i left the Comp. on 24/7?

and how would the data of the folding be sent? whenever i connect to the internet?
 

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could i tell other people with computers about it so they could join also?

and would it be better if i left the Comp. on 24/7?

Of course, share the project with everyone that your can.

It doesn't matter how long the comp is on, it will eventually finish the project, have a comp that is only folding 6 hours a day is better than one that is not folding.

The program can be installed on any computer, so don't think that putting it on a P3 won't help.
 

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Of course, share the project with everyone that your can.

It doesn't matter how long the comp is on, it will eventually finish the project, have a comp that is only folding 6 hours a day is better than one that is not folding.

The program can be installed on any computer, so don't think that putting it on a P3 won't help.

okok. thank you very much for ur courteous answers.
 

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The program will automatically run in the background whenever your computer is on, and as for you showing, you sould post your folding name in the thread titled "Folder check in here" in the folding section when your first Work Unit is completed.

is the folding going to be finished after one work unit or would it keep going?
 

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is the folding going to be finished after one work unit or would it keep going?

It will be continous until the entirer project is finished, which may take years.
 

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how can i get my name listed on the website that admin put up in "Folders check in here" thread?
 
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