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My 3GHz Prescott won't do much good.

I'll think about participating in Folding@Home some other month or lifetime...
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MennoniteHobbit wrote: My 3GHz Prescott won't do much good.

I'll think about participating in Folding@Home some other month or lifetime...


Pentium 4 is the most common CPU class.
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David Robinson wrote: I'm currently stuck between using Folding@Home or Seti@Home

Realistically, the study of protein folding is more likely to be of use to humanity than the search for extraterrestrial life. After all, there is no question that proteins exist (along with the associated concerns for public health and welfare). However, the same cannot be said for ET, Marvin the Martian, Spock, or Yoda.
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Draegonis wrote:
MennoniteHobbit wrote:My 3GHz Prescott won't do much good.

I'll think about participating in Folding@Home some other month or lifetime...


Pentium 4 is the most common CPU class.


Eh, then I'll participate soon then.
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I fold for the team I created for my band, team Anavris (Number: 41589).

I agree with Darth Wong, finding cures for diseases is a lil more important in my book than looking for little green men from the planet x86p2400.
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Yes I fold! Go team 32!!! 8)

I have it on 100% and I barely notice a decrease in my computer's performance. Hmm...
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Just remembered to note something: distributed.net's 64-bit client pushed my CPU temp from a sedentary 30C to a live-fast-die-young 75C. At this point my motherboard alarm woke up (with quite impressive volume), so I yanked the power.

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Pit wrote: Just remembered to note something: distributed.net's 64-bit client pushed my CPU temp from a sedentary 30C to a live-fast-die-young 75C. At this point my motherboard alarm woke up (with quite impressive volume), so I yanked the power.

Half-decent cooling essential. 8)

Um, whoa? That's a little bit on the crazy side. A processor shouldn't ever reach that temperature unless you do something stupid, like forget to apply a heatsink... are you crazy? What did you do?
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I was a young grasshopper back in the day, but did the first series of Athlons not run at 90-100C?
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Not at all. I've got a Thunderbird in my system, AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz. I've got the temperature warning set at 80 degrees Celsius, and I've never seen it get above 43 at idle. Their maximum rated temperature is somewhere between 90-100,
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I used to run seti@home but stopped because it would run at 100%. If i was using the computer that would be pointless because it would slow me way down, and if i wasnt using the computer it was pointless because it would not allow the computer to have time to "rest", ie. the computer would run at maximum temp all of the time. It just seemed like a waste of time and resources to me. I'd much rather a virus, spyware, adware,etc scanner be running during that time at least it would be accomplishing something.
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Do keep in mind, distributed computing programs use spare CPU cycles to do their work. They won't slow down anything you're doing, the difference is barely even measurable.
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As per Kanuck, if you set the client to the lowest possible priority like I do (Distributed.net), it simply moves out of the way when the CPU is needed
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