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Soullessone21 March 26, 2012 11:05 AM

Have no Clue how to FOLD:P
I need help as I want to help, I own more then a few high end systems but the issue is, I am all AMD FX in my house now, I have 3 FX systems ranging from my 4100 6100 and 8150 all AMD GPU's 6970 2 x 7770 and 6770 I want to know if I could help fold in anyway and if someone has time to walk me through setting it up, Teamviewer might be our friend on this one haha.

I have no clue about anything to do with folding other then its a good cause.(PS I dont even fold my own laundry :Phaha I had to)

Does anyone have time to help me later this week getting this setup?

SugarJ March 26, 2012 11:27 AM

Download and run the installer from here: Folding@home - Main

Put in your username and Team 54196.

You are now folding.

Get a passkey from here, input it to get more points once you have folded 10 SMP units: Folding@Home

Soullessone21 March 26, 2012 11:33 AM

Thanks my SugarJ
I will get on this tonight, wife leaves the 3 computers on all day to play music through, DL items and to game, so I might only have 2 folding during the day since her rig is always gaming haha

BrainEater March 26, 2012 04:23 PM

Depending on the game , and the hardware , she might be able to game while folding.....I've had rig's that could.My current one will sometimes.


Soullessone21 March 26, 2012 07:30 PM

what are average folding scores?

great_big_abyss March 27, 2012 06:43 AM

Well, my Phenom 965 does about 2-3000ppd, and my 7950 does 6-7000ppd. My 5830 used to also fold at 6-7000 ppd, so figure that one out!

I can also game while folding. Skyrim and Civ V run fine, but I need to pause my client when I play BF3. Which is rare these days anyways.

Arinoth March 27, 2012 06:48 AM

Yeah, only downside of folding and AMD is the fact that the GPUs do not get an amazing amount of ppd vs nVidia cards.

great_big_abyss March 27, 2012 07:03 AM

Yup. Apparently a lowly GTX550Ti will get 4-5000ppd more than my 7950!!!!

PerryC March 27, 2012 07:23 AM

A GTX8800 Ultra still gets about 8k ppd. My HD5750 gets 5500 ppd.

great_big_abyss March 27, 2012 08:42 AM

Well, no matter the points per day, every little bit helps. I'm not a dedicated enough folder to buy components just for their folding ability. If I was, I would have bought a GTX580. I buy my components for other reasons, and then put them to work folding. They fold what they fold, and that is all.

It's a very simple thing for you to just download the V7 client, install it, and not worry about it ever again. It'll fold in the background, and you'll be making a contribution. Oh ya, and your power bill will go up a bit :shok:

BTW Perry, I see you passed me in our friendly little competition. I stopped folding on HPCS a couple of weeks ago, and have just been working with my home machine. :offtopic:

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