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    Hey all, this may sound dumb, but ive been searching all over, and id love to join in the folding for PureOC, however, I am a bit mythed. What exactly is it? The answer may be staring at me in the face, but I just cannot figure what it is :$

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    Gareth, all the answers you seek can be found throughout the Folding Forum, particularly in this thread. Plus there's loads of information is this FAQ.

    I'm sure Grumpy's been waiting for you to exercise that new quad core of yours.
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    Its all pretty simple Gareth after a bit of reading up and its all in a good cause. Be nice to have you onboard.
    When you gonna give that processor a much needed boost

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    Start as above ...have a read then maybe try going to:

    http://folding.stanford.edu/ From here most of your questions can be answered

    The distributed computing is divided into groups

    There are the released clients for single processor, multiprocessor, GPU and playstation

    Then there are BETA clients for each of the above

    Most of the above have flavours for windows, linux, ati, nVidia Mac OS.

    I havn't tried most of these but the folks at the Folding forum are a helpful bunch so if I can't answer your questions I ( or you) can usually find all the answers you need.

    Hope you do give this a try. The most productive currently is GPU (nVidia) where workunits take in the order of 2-2.5 hours to complete and should be finished (deadline) in 2 days (Ithink) so even if you were to only run whilst online it should not be hard to complete.
    The ati version is less productive ....the SMP version took me around 24hrs on 3 cores @ 3.5Gig and is deadlined around 5 days (?) some single workunits took 8days on my old duron (deadlined for 60 days)

    So the choice is huge!!
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    O.k, ive read through it all, and have more of an understanding now. I will definitely begin folding once I move, the time I plan on upgrading my GPUs (Crossfire Radeon HD4850 is planned). So I can't wait

    I will also begin overclocking when it gets a bit cooler outside, even though my air con is working really well, at the end of gamings, my CPU is over 50C. So untill it gets cooler, or I get a case with better airflow, I also am considering a new fan, I have the Artic Cooling Freezer 7, due to money limits. (Went a wee bit over budget on that CPU). Is 50C high for one? If not, then id overclock

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    It would be good if you could Fold too I wish all our guys would at least give us a few hours a day.

    I'm waiting for someone to try with ati cards

    My q6600 @ 3.5 runs at about 50 when folding but thats with ambient around 20 don't know about 9xxx
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    As an example i fold sometimes 2 days solid maybe more and my CPU temps are always a steady 38C sometimes a little eother side of that. GPU temps are affected more of course but that never goes above 60C with fan set to 90% in Rivatuner. Gareth run a Prime test at stock settings and see what temps you produce then. Maybe you will need better cooling if you plan to overclock.

    As for Xfire 4850 its a nice choice, maybe by that time 4870 will be more affordable.

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