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View Poll Results: Would you Upgrade your computer to fold better?
Yes, As soon as Core I5 are out. 3 15.00%
Yes, getting a I7 soon. 1 5.00%
Looking for but don't know when. 1 5.00%
No, I am happy with my current rig 4 20.00%
No, I want to but money or wife isn't on my side. 11 55.00%
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Old September 1, 2009, 06:22 PM
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Maybe if they're selling it to buy better folding gear..... ;)
Well, I've got a couple of tricks up my sleeve.


And once I learn how to be a good pimp I'll have them making money for me so I can buy computer upgrades. Everybody wins!
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Old September 3, 2009, 05:58 AM
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For my main rig, I won't upgrade it for folding unless something self-destructs (e.g. went to Radeon 4870 when the 4850 became unstable). I also won't go nV on the GPU until they implement DX11 or DX10.1...

I plan to upgrade my home server when the Core i5 price drop ripples through the market, because right now it has a very poor PPD / watt ratio. The cheap PSU didn't do its job, so the rig is still alive and kicking after ~2 years of folding / seeding torrents
Home server - Pentium 4 2.4 GHz Northwood: ~100 PPD
ONE CORE of my laptop's C2D T7500 at 1.2 GHz out of 2.2GHz: ~200 PPD

If I run Linux SMP on the laptop (GPU is the defective nVidia G86 so there's no way I can fold on it), I can generate 1500-2000 PPD, likely drawing half the watts of the 100PPD Pentium 4.
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