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What do you use for folding?
« on: March 13, 2009, 05:55:34 AM »
I am currently using a q6600 2.4ghz , ati 4870, and a old 478 p4 2.2ghz
What are you folding on?

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 06:25:05 AM »
Currently, I'm folding on:
Nvidia 8800GT (my computer, usually runs 1-10 hours per day)
AMD Athlon 3200+ (family's computer, usually runs 3-5 hours per day)
One core of Athlon X2 3800+ (friend's computer, usually runs 3-4 hours per day)

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 03:34:01 PM »
My friends wont fold for me... Not fair!

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 11:09:03 PM »
I have:

E7400 @ 2.8GHz Unicore running most of the day
2.5GHz Celeron 3-4 hours a day
Athlon XP 2200+ 3-4 hours a day
And school computer (2.4GHz Celeron) once or twice a week for an hour

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009, 09:29:42 AM »
My friends wont fold for me... Not fair!
I said "friend" not "friends".  None of my other friends do, but then again none of my other friends' computers would probably finish any work units.

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2009, 09:07:40 AM »
<Comedy Zylstra>I usually just stick it on top of the washing machine, and use a three pinch technique to fold.</crappy jokes>

I use my server, the one I talk about all the time... 700MHz PIII? Something like that.

I know it never uses all the CPU power though... not as much as it should, but, thats fine, there needs to be idle room for web requests, and now one of my friends has made me into an SSH Hosting service. If I had the bandwidth, I would do more hosting like this...

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 01:30:23 PM »
lol....

It appears that admin uses the following
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Pentium III x 2
Few older systems, however they're kept offline mostly now
PS3

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 02:29:56 PM »
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Pentium III x 2
Few older systems, however they're kept offline mostly now
PS3
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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 02:32:49 PM »
Thats what I just said lol

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2009, 02:34:24 PM »
 ;D
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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2009, 08:01:43 PM »
I had wondered about the FAH PS2... I'm not a video game person, I'm a:
'Sit on my *censored*, make an imprint in chair, while replying to various topics on a forum'  person.


I still have a PS2 though... we use it mainly as a DVD player here.

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2009, 03:31:32 AM »
Won't work on a PS2, unfortunately.
I spent a fair amount of time looking into this myself, as I have a PS2 I never use.
It would require a lot of work to develop a client for the PS2's specialised processor though, for relatively little gain.  Look at the PS3 - it uses a lot of power, for not so many points/units.  PS2 uses a lot less power, but is also a lot less powerful.

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2009, 01:28:26 PM »
I have a PS2 that I dont use too! Besides the occasional guitar hero

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2009, 01:45:31 AM »
Yeah I do too, but it is a slim, and AFAIK, there is no way to mod those with a HDD and PS2Loader software anyway.

though thinking about it the older ps2s can run linux, right?

why not try run the linux [email protected] on it?
« Last Edit: March 20, 2009, 04:52:58 AM by Kurtiskain »

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Re: What do you use for folding?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2009, 05:28:41 PM »
Mine is a slim too.  You can run linux on a ps2 slim?