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Vlade
Aug 8, 2003, 09:07 PM
If you want to, post what you fold with and you average output per day.

Mine is as followed

G4 733MHZ
Athlon XP 2200
Athlon XP 2400

2 eMacs added when school starts

Production = 500+ a week with normal use, 650+ when 24/7



MrMacMan
Aug 8, 2003, 09:26 PM
iMac 800 MHZ.

-x Points per day.

x = Points

Therefore I lose points per day, meh, its more like 4.2 Points/day...

For one computer... its below average.

I hope to be getting my friends on it soon, but... they are hard to convince.

BTW.

Congrads to mc68k With a total os 200,000+ Points!

pivo6
Aug 8, 2003, 10:57 PM
I've just started foldinf and I'm using an 800mhz iMac (512K). I have no idea how many points per day, since it's not running all of the time.

FredAkbar
Aug 8, 2003, 11:33 PM
My 1 GHz G4 iMac is on, folding, 24/7, but I don't know how many points I'm getting or anything.

Golem
Aug 9, 2003, 09:28 AM
Couple of 2.x Ghz p4's funnily enough one does at twice as many points as the other but since the fast one is "my" computer I am not to worried about the other. A 800 and Dual 500 G4 towers do their bit as well. All going well the 800 will get replaced with a 1.6 g5 in september and the 500 was planned to replaced 6 month ago. I want my 15'' al pbook!

Edit updated signature, hmm or mb not.

Oh well folded 1802 pts as of right now:)

pEZ
Aug 9, 2003, 11:57 AM
I'm on my 700 MHz FP iMac....and that's it for right now. I was also folding on my friend's 933 G4 Tower, but he stopped it. Dunno why, either.

alphaone
Aug 14, 2003, 01:54 AM
I fold with:
One Dual 867 (running on both processors :D )
One iMac 15" 800
One iBook 12" 500 (being taken out of folding service :( )
One iMac 400 DV (being taken out of folding service :( )



I need a G5!:D

Vlade
Aug 14, 2003, 09:05 AM
Originally posted by Vlade
If you want to, post what you fold with and you average output per day.

Mine is as followed

G4 733MHZ
Athlon XP 2200
Athlon XP 2400

2 eMacs added when school starts

Production = 100+ a day (I just got PCs)

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 11:35 AM
Well I just wanted to chime in and say I am finally folding! I gave up waiting until I can get a new PowerBook running OS X (why isn't there an OS 9 client!) and just installed it on our Dell...

2.8 GHz Pentium 4 HT
800 MHz FSB
512 megs DDR 400 RAM
nVidia FX 5200 64 meg RAM
Mediacom high speed Internet (cable modem)
Connected to the internet and working 24/7, let's see if I can make a difference :)

(I hope my dad doesn't see the task tray icon and get confused...whenever something about the computer confuses him he gets angry...I hacked into his user account to add it to his startup folder, too...heh)

Vlade
Aug 20, 2003, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
2.8 GHz Pentium 4 HT
800 MHz FSB
512 megs DDR 400 RAM
nVidia FX 5200 64 meg RAM
Mediacom high speed Internet (cable modem)
Connected to the internet and working 24/7, let's see if I can make a difference :)


That should have some nice output, probably about 75 points a day at least. We need more users, if we get about 15 new PCs folding, thats an extra 1K a day for the team.

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 11:53 AM
I think I may sneak folding onto my sister's 1.6 GHz Compaq P4 since she's in school right now...

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 12:47 PM
All right, I now have both the family Dell and my sister's Compaq set up for folding 24/7. The combined MHz is about 4.4 GHz between the two. I wonder if she'll even notice...I set the icon to "always hide when active" ;) Now I just have to wait until I get a new PowerBook to have that set up for folding.

MrMacMan
Aug 20, 2003, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
All right, I now have both the family Dell and my sister's Compaq set up for folding 24/7. The combined MHz is about 4.4 GHz between the two. I wonder if she'll even notice...I set the icon to "always hide when active" ;) Now I just have to wait until I get a new PowerBook to have that set up for folding.

:D

Good luck...

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 12:55 PM
Thanks! I feel so stealthy, heh. It's amazing how easy it is to gain full privilege under *any* account on Windows XP...I just went through the guest account, went to control panels->user accounts->delete password (windows lets you pop in a floppy disk and save the password before deletion) on "x" account and then logged into both my parent's accounts and did the same with my sister's account...then pop the floppy back in and loaded their passwords back so they didn't know I was under their accounts. Wow, I'd love to be the security team for Microsoft...seems like it's a no work job to me!

Vlade
Aug 20, 2003, 02:27 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
All right, I now have both the family Dell and my sister's Compaq set up for folding 24/7. The combined MHz is about 4.4 GHz between the two. I wonder if she'll even notice...I set the icon to "always hide when active" ;) Now I just have to wait until I get a new PowerBook to have that set up for folding.

Nice, what type of computers do your Neighbors have?

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 02:29 PM
Not too sure...I will have to see what computers everyone has when I get back to school and see if I can get my roommates to start folding. I cannot even imagine the kind of work we could accomplish for the team if I have half the floor of my dorm hall folding!

Zeke
Aug 20, 2003, 02:53 PM
My computers...

Dual 1 Ghz G4 (2 instances)
2 3.06 HT Ghz Dells (2 instances each)
2 1.6 Ghz Dells
3 painfully slow 350 Mhz PII

somewhere around 1700 pts per week

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 03:01 PM
I must say, this folding is pretty addicting. I keep checking on the Dell to see it's progress...about 30 percent of a 500 WU so far. I wish I could have saved the Gateway we sent to the computer recycler, the HD was bad, but a cheap swapout might have made it a decent folding machine with a 1 GHz AMD. My dad is looking at replacing his old 200 MHz work PC with a new computer, maybe I can convince him to keep that going for folding, too.

BrandonRP0123
Aug 20, 2003, 04:06 PM
I fold with my:
Power Mac G4/533
iBook 500

PowerBook 12" when I'm not using the battery (folding makes the fan turn on and run continously - cuts battery time in half).

My Power Mac completes a work unit in about a week - is that normal? Is there optimization to be done? My iBook takes about twice as long (about 10-14 days).

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 04:10 PM
Well, the Dell has been folding since this morning and it's still only aroun 40% complete with a work unit, so that seems about normal...from what I read on the FAQ section, some of these can take a day or two (or even more) with the bigger work units.

kylos
Aug 20, 2003, 05:32 PM
Started folding again on my 500 Mhz iBook I'm about 40% through a 500 wu protein and have been folding a week and a half.

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 05:36 PM
Yeah...the 500 wu protein I am working on is taking forever and a day to complete, but stick with it!

BrandonRP0123
Aug 20, 2003, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
Yeah...the 500 wu protein I am working on is taking forever and a day to complete, but stick with it!

All three of my machines are doing the P639_L939 series. I think that's good for something like 70 points each when they finish.

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 05:44 PM
Sweet...the Dell has been working on the 500 wu since around 11 am and it's about halfway done now. I can't wait to actually see some points as a "O" status is a bit sad to look at. I have my sister's Compaq about 37% through with a 250 wu, too.

Vlade
Aug 20, 2003, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Zeke
My computers...

Dual 1 Ghz G4 (2 instances)
2 3.06 HT Ghz Dells (2 instances each)
2 1.6 Ghz Dells
3 painfully slow 350 Mhz PII

somewhere around 1700 pts per week

What do you mean 2 instances of each on the 3.06 GHZ dells?

Vlade
Aug 20, 2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
I must say, this folding is pretty addicting. I keep checking on the Dell to see it's progress

I know... for some reason I don't get excited about voting, or other things that you contribute less than 1% of the results, but folding seams cool :)

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 07:41 PM
Folding is cool! I wonder what a G5 XServe would be like with folding... *imagines having an XServe in his closet*

Vlade
Aug 20, 2003, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
I wonder what a G5 XServe would be like with folding...

Crappy, maybe 1/3 as fast as a new Pentium 4.

I wish macs were as fast as PCs at folding... I would have about 500 extra points

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 08:05 PM
That's odd...I wonder if it's a software reason or hardware limitations. Either way, at least I have access to two P4s at home to keep on folding while I am off at college with my PowerBook. Here's hoping I'll have at least one roommate with a P4 again this year to con into folding for me..."If you let me install this folding client on your computer you get unlimited use of my Xbox" :)

MrMacMan
Aug 20, 2003, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
Crappy, maybe 1/3 as fast as a new Pentium 4.

I wish macs were as fast as PCs at folding... I would have about 500 extra points

Not to mention our team would kick ass.

:D

We are kinda sucking right now...

hitting waaay low...

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 08:15 PM
Well I'm at 64% of a 500 WU...sometime late tonight it should be done. The 1.6 GHz Compaq seems to be *a lot* slower than the 2.8 GHz Dell...it's still way low on just a 250 WU.

Vlade
Aug 20, 2003, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
Not to mention our team would kick ass.


General [M]ayhem - 13,619.57 points per day - Active processors within a week
503

Macrumors.com - Team Folding - 6,510.03 points per day - Active processors within a week
418

I did the math, and if we had the same CPUs as them (PCs instead of macs), we would be doing over 11,000 points per day

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 08:24 PM
I think it's time to do some recruiting while at school :)

MrMacMan
Aug 20, 2003, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
General [M]ayhem - 13,619.57 points per day - Active processors within a week
503

Macrumors.com - Team Folding - 6,510.03 points per day - Active processors within a week
418

I did the math, and if we had the same CPUs as them (PCs instead of macs), we would be doing over 11,000 points per day

:rolleyes:

Yeah it kinda sucks... doesn't it...

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 09:16 PM
That's why it should be our mission to save PCs from their sad existance as Windows boxes and use them for something better, such as folding...

tazo
Aug 20, 2003, 10:25 PM
I am running on a 700mhz pIII, how do I find out how many points I do per day?

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 10:28 PM
I'm not sure yet since I haven't completed a WU so far, but if you go to status and click on your user stats, it tells you.

BrandonRP0123
Aug 20, 2003, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
Crappy, maybe 1/3 as fast as a new Pentium 4.

I wish macs were as fast as PCs at folding... I would have about 500 extra points

My question has been answered!

(how the hell did PowerBook G5 blaze through 40% of a work unit in a day?)

Oh god, this means I need to use a PC....there IS a dual 1.8Ghz P4 server sitting without a job in the NOC...hmm.

BrandonRP0123
Aug 20, 2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Vlade

I did the math, and if we had the same CPUs as them (PCs instead of macs), we would be doing over 11,000 points per day

OK, we *have* proven faster processors, but our folding efforts suck.


One of us needs to use the source, Luke.

Better yet, the Schwartz.

BrandonRP0123
Aug 20, 2003, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Vlade

I did the math, and if we had the same CPUs as them (PCs instead of macs), we would be doing over 11,000 points per day

I'm going to test the console version for OS X. Anyone ever tried it? Does it make a difference?

Powerbook G5
Aug 20, 2003, 10:38 PM
I was wondering if the text version would be faster...right now I am around 80% on my 500 WU on the Dell...I hope to have it done around 12:30 tonight, which means by the time I wake up tomorrow I could be done with another :) My mom shut down the computer for a while before she went to bed, but I went back in and turned it back on to let it do its thing.

gello2424
Aug 21, 2003, 04:25 AM
All you PC people out there watch your CPU temps I just look at both of mine one is running about 65C and the other one hit the alarm. But that is ok I just turned on the extra fans for the water cooling. It is just hell of loud now!

MrMacMan
Aug 21, 2003, 07:34 AM
Originally posted by BrandonRP0123
I'm going to test the console version for OS X. Anyone ever tried it? Does it make a difference?

Since we seem to be newb guiding the other folding newb lets try to clear the air shall we?

The Graphical Client slows folding a little because every 5 seconds the graphics move, and its possible the client uses 3-7% CPU for that time.

That uses some CPU time.

If you look in the FAQ by Rower (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=21908)

For Terminal (Console) Scripts made by mc68k -- I Highly suggest these. (http://homepage.mac.com/mc68k/)

Originally posted by gello2424
All you PC people out there watch your CPU temps I just look at both of mine one is running about 65C and the other one hit the alarm. But that is ok I just turned on the extra fans for the water cooling. It is just hell of loud now!

Aint that redundant?

Water Cooling... and Fans?

And what the hell is that...water cooling is suppose to cool the processor much, muct more then a fan would...

:confused:

Plutronics
Aug 21, 2003, 09:08 AM
I'm running the Graphical Client on a QS@1.26GHz, a iMacFP@700Mhz and a B&W g3 with a G4@450Mhz.
I've found that if I "Hide Application" from the pull down Menu it runs faster as view'd from "TOP".
I hit the app's Doc Icon to view the Almighty % and then back to hideApp !
Fold on

Powerbook G5
Aug 21, 2003, 10:00 AM
I checked and I finished a 70 point WU last night, but my score is still 0...am I missing something?

bertinman
Aug 21, 2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
What do you mean 2 instances of each on the 3.06 GHZ dells?

didnt see someone answer this... but if they did oh well :)

the 3.06 prob has hyper threading on so it can act as two cpus. Each WU will take up 50% of the cpu speed. I'm not sure if it is faster or not to have it run one really fast or two fast.

MrMacMan
Aug 21, 2003, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
I checked and I finished a 70 point WU last night, but my score is still 0...am I missing something?

Here and you finished a 47 Point WU... (http://folding.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/userpage?name=PowerBook_G5)

:D

Mr. Anderson
Aug 21, 2003, 01:06 PM
I had 3 machines running the terminal app - now I'm just down to two. But when I eventually get a new G5 later this year I'll be putting out a few more units....;)

D

Powerbook G5
Aug 21, 2003, 01:47 PM
It must have taken a while to register, I saw this morning I was at zero and was like "noooo, register you son of a...yeah, not good" For some reason, my sister's Compaq as been stuck around 30% on the same 250 WU for the past two days...not sure why it's going so slow, she's at school so the only thing running is folding. The Dell is around 32% on its second 400 WU, though, I'm pretty impressed with the performance of its 2.8 GHz...except it feels like the case/desk it hot enough to cook bacon off of it. I just cannot imagine what a dual 64-bit CPU will be capable of (Mmm...G5...) if only I were in the market for one!

bertinman
Aug 21, 2003, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
It must have taken a while to register, I saw this morning I was at zero and was like "noooo, register you son of a...yeah, not good" For some reason, my sister's Compaq as been stuck around 30% on the same 250 WU for the past two days...not sure why it's going so slow, she's at school so the only thing running is folding.

what client are you using?

try restarting the client if it's been two days on the same percent.

Powerbook G5
Aug 21, 2003, 03:14 PM
OMG! My mom accidentally selected switch users instead of log off to go to her name and when I went back to my account to fold, it caused some sort of crash/freeze so I ha to restart....I just lost a 60% on a 400 WU and have to start over from 0%! As far as the Compaq, some popup froze Windows so I had to start over on that one, too. It looks like it will take forever for me to make progress at this rate.

tazo
Aug 21, 2003, 04:31 PM
The WU I am working on now is 400, is that normal? Its been 2.5 days and I am only on 53% :(

Powerbook G5
Aug 21, 2003, 04:33 PM
That seems normal...all I ever get are 400 and 500 WUs and they take all day and night to do.

Capt Underpants
Aug 21, 2003, 04:45 PM
Well... I am using a Dell with a Pentium 4 1.3 GHz processor. I have no idea how many points per day I get as my mom makes me shut down the computer every time I am going to be away for more than ten minutes. Oh well, I do my best to Fold and fold well.

Vlade
Aug 21, 2003, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by BrandonRP0123
OK, we *have* proven faster processors, but our folding efforts suck.


Um, the G4s are WAY WAY slower than any PC computer, despite how apple tries to make us think altivec is faster.

jayb2000
Aug 22, 2003, 03:28 PM
I installed on several machine at work, but I have since moved, so not sure how many are running.

Definitley, I have it on
400mhz iMac
2ghz p4
1ghz pIII
500mhz pII
500mhz pIII

So far I have been averaging about 60-80 a day.

Powerbook G5
Aug 22, 2003, 04:54 PM
For some reason, Folding has slowed down to a crawl on the Dell ever since it crashed that one time when my mom switched users without logging off. It folded that 500 WU in less than a day, but now this 400 WU has been working for 2 1/2 days straight and it's just now over 50%. Not sure how that happened, but at least it's working again.

Raven
Aug 22, 2003, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
Um, the G4s are WAY WAY slower than any PC computer, despite how apple tries to make us think altivec is faster.
All though they dont do exactly the same things, Altivec is by far a superior SIMD .
Part of the problem is the Stanford folding client is only partialy optimized for Altivec. Further optimization is planed for the future that may increase the speed up to 2x of the current client.
And the memory bandwidth in the G4 is low something that the G5 will take care of. When the client is optimized, the G5 will be near the top of the folding food chain if not the top.

Vlade
Aug 23, 2003, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
For some reason, Folding has slowed down to a crawl on the Dell ever since it crashed that one time when my mom switched users without logging off. It folded that 500 WU in less than a day, but now this 400 WU has been working for 2 1/2 days straight and it's just now over 50%. Not sure how that happened, but at least it's working again.

The amount of steps doesn't mean anything, what you really need to look at is how big the unit is. Some of those 500 ones you were crunching were probably 33 point gromacs, and this 400 step one is probably a 71 point tinker (VERY Slow, they take me forever).

Go to this page to find out how big your unit is

http://folding.stanford.edu/psummary.html

visor
Aug 23, 2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
Now I just have to wait until I get a new PowerBook to have that set up for folding.
Folding is quite hard on the batteries though. it halves the battery time of my ibook - I've just timed that today out of curiosity. I bet it's even worse on the pb

Powerbook G5
Aug 23, 2003, 10:38 AM
That's what the AC cord is for :) The only thing I'm worried about is the heat, since Folding making the Dell get so hot that it shuts down once in a while.

BrandonRP0123
Aug 23, 2003, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by visor
Folding is quite hard on the batteries though. it halves the battery time of my ibook - I've just timed that today out of curiosity. I bet it's even worse on the pb

Folding makes the fan run fulltime when my 12.1" PB is plugged in

BrandonRP0123
Aug 23, 2003, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
The amount of steps doesn't mean anything, what you really need to look at is how big the unit is. Some of those 500 ones you were crunching were probably 33 point gromacs, and this 400 step one is probably a 71 point tinker (VERY Slow, they take me forever).

Go to this page to find out how big your unit is

http://folding.stanford.edu/psummary.html

Amen. I think all three of my machines are folding that same one as you.

My iBook 500 is at 25.8%, Power Mac 533 at 60.8 and my PowerBook 12" at 53.8% after about a week (I've had to stop the folding on my PowerBook during the work days this past week a few times, but it'll catch up and pass the Power Mac).

Crunch, crunch, crunch.

Powerbook G5
Aug 23, 2003, 02:39 PM
I'm on the same one, too, except, it keeps starting over whenever it is nearly finished so I can never complete the dang thing. I'm not sure if Windows is doing something to screw it up or what. I've been at 80-90% complete so many times and leave to do something and come back 20 minutes later and it's back at 3%...most annoying.

WinterMute
Aug 27, 2003, 06:16 AM
I'm folding on a 17" PB, gets a bit warm, and you really need the PSU connected cos it canes the battery (as others have noticed), plus I have 2 1Ghz iMacs running at the Uni, although their users will be back this week, and I guess they'll drop to part time unless I can negotiate.

I'd use the eMac too but it's in my daughters room, and the noise keeps her awake.

I guess I'm shifting about 150 a week, not too cool, but it's all helping.

Powerbook G5
Aug 27, 2003, 10:27 AM
I racked up over 300 points in less than a week since I started folding just from the Dell nearly full time and my sister's Compaq occassionally. I can't wait to negotiate with my roommates to see if I can install the client on their computers, as well. Let's hope we can get MacRumors in the top 20 sometime in the near future.

Vlade
Aug 27, 2003, 05:41 PM
I would ask my friend to instal F@H on his celeron, but the thing is SO HOT!!! It is about twice as hot as my athlon 2200. He said when he plays games it gets even hotter, so folding might just melt his CPU.

Powerbook G5
Aug 27, 2003, 05:45 PM
The Dell gets incredibly hot when it's folding, too. If someone accidentally closes the door to the computer desk, it ends up overheating and shutting off and won't start up for a good 10 minutes or so sometimes. Part of it is probably the fact that it's in a solid oak computer desk, but my parents are pretty attached to it.

MacAztec
Aug 27, 2003, 06:22 PM
I have one PC folding. Its specs are...

P4 2.66GHz
512MB RAM (dual channel)

Those are the main specs. It goes pretty fast. Takes about 25 hours to complete a 400 point unit.

MrMacMan
Aug 27, 2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
I would ask my friend to instal F@H on his celeron, but the thing is SO HOT!!! It is about twice as hot as my athlon 2200. He said when he plays games it gets even hotter, so folding might just melt his CPU.

haha, no not really.

Remember:

Folding used Idle CPU

So if he is playing a game his CPU heat will still stay the same.

Anyway you can lower the Max CPU on windows with another client I have seen it, it works.

bousozoku
Aug 27, 2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
...Part of it is probably the fact that it's in a solid oak computer desk, but my parents are pretty attached to it.

Did they have an assembly accident with staples, nails, or superglue? :D

I've a dual G4/800 and a G3/400 folding.

Vlade
Aug 28, 2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by MrMacman
haha, no not really.

Remember:

Folding used Idle CPU

So if he is playing a game his CPU heat will still stay the same.

Anyway you can lower the Max CPU on windows with another client I have seen it, it works.

I didn't mean that, what I meant was that games make it REALLY hot, so he wouldn't want a game running 24/7, and folding is just like a game in terms of CPU cycles being used, so I meant his computer would ALWAYS be hot, not any hotter during games.

bertinman
Aug 29, 2003, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by Vlade
I didn't mean that, what I meant was that games make it REALLY hot, so he wouldn't want a game running 24/7, and folding is just like a game in terms of CPU cycles being used, so I meant his computer would ALWAYS be hot, not any hotter during games.

I heard somewhere (can't remember where) that the new gromacs engine is being used as a burn-in test for overclocked cpus==suppose to the tax the system very highly, reliably for a long time.

Plutronics
Aug 29, 2003, 11:38 AM
I Had been Using "AltiVec Fractal Carbon Demo" Since Upgrading My CPUs, set to Automatic and running 24/7 to test the New Hardware...
Now I Use F@H 24/7 to continually "test" all my computers to catch any problems early......
I've Learned how to use Emotacons!!!
:) :p :D :rolleyes:

Vlade
Aug 29, 2003, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by bertinman
I heard somewhere (can't remember where) that the new gromacs engine is being used as a burn-in test for overclocked cpus==suppose to the tax the system very highly, reliably for a long time.

lol, I like those type of tests, its like "Lets take a bullet that I just doubled the powder in, and shoot me while i'm wearing a bullet proof vest that I just modified by making it weaker"

But I guess most CPUs shut down if they are too hot, but some actually melt themselves due to by thermometers.

bertinman
Aug 29, 2003, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
lol, I like those type of tests, its like "Lets take a bullet that I just doubled the powder in, and shoot me while i'm wearing a bullet proof vest that I just modified by making it weaker"

But I guess most CPUs shut down if they are too hot, but some actually melt themselves due to by thermometers.

I use to have a wall of death here at work that had exploded/burn/smashed electronics nailed/pinned to it--burnt cpus are common ;).

My prized piece was done by an old coworker. He took the top plate off of an old HD and then used the power plug and converter from an external cd-writer to give it power--we now have a spinning shiny HD disk on our wall :cool:.

djmcave
Aug 30, 2003, 07:40 PM
I have around 22 celerons 2GHz and one Imac 800

:)

Plutronics
Sep 1, 2003, 06:23 AM
Wooppeee! Got my 4th Mac folding at 5 min. to midnight, and then I passed out. After getting five 9 pointers in a row on my QS 1.26GHz G4 , i was hoping for a small one on the B&W 350 G3, but noooo. It landed a 65 pointer.. looks like 25 DAYS to finish. Is the % finished Linear? it seems like they go faster towards the end, but it might be a perception muddled by Human Emotions. If I'm Running the same type of Client, can i stop folding, swap folders between machines and restart? Ahhh .... A Vision .... A Multitude of Macs Feeding the insatiable Maw of my QUICKSILVER.....:D

Next Project: folding on the Pismo.... I'll keep you posted...

Vlade
Sep 1, 2003, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by djmcave
I have around 22 celerons 2GHz and one Imac 800

:)

What's your username?

sparky76
Sep 1, 2003, 09:09 AM
I have a Celeron 500 folding slowly, an Athlon XP 1800+ folding very fast and an occasional 1GHz G4 folding occasionally. Why, even when running flat out, is the Athlon so much faster than the G4?
Anyway, all for the good of the team!

djmcave
Sep 1, 2003, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by Vlade
What's your username?

Dacain
Been moving up in the last couple of weeks only had the mac runing b4...

Plutronics
Sep 1, 2003, 12:17 PM
I have 3 of my 4 Macs finishing up a WU between midnight monday and the wee hours of Wednesday for a total of 193 points to add to my 460 current total! Is it OK to count your WUs before they Hatch? I'm Running Jaguar into my Pismo right now , should have it folding later today!
Username Plutronics, Team 3446 ! :)

MrMacMan
Sep 1, 2003, 12:37 PM
Mark -- So far Mac's Blow hard on folding...

Really Really bad.

Not sure about that oldish Athlon...

Vlade
Sep 1, 2003, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by djmcave
Dacain
Been moving up in the last couple of weeks only had the mac runing b4...

How long are those PCs on, I get about 100 points a day with my 2 Athlon boxes, I would think you would be getting at least 500 points a day with those PCS.

sparky76
Sep 1, 2003, 01:12 PM
Have not been counting the daily points, but now on 1864, and have only been going for a few weeks. Machines run 24/7.

djmcave
Sep 1, 2003, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Vlade
How long are those PCs on, I get about 100 points a day with my 2 Athlon boxes, I would think you would be getting at least 500 points a day with those PCS.

I own a lan-house. I have them folding with a screen saver when they are inactive.
And they only runing during the day.
i'm geting a average of 200 points a day.

Vlade
Sep 2, 2003, 07:07 AM
Originally posted by djmcave

And they only runing during the day.


I think if you leave those on overnight we could retake the Knights :). If you turn the monitors off it shouldn't take too much power.

Plutronics
Sep 2, 2003, 10:23 AM
Just Started My Pismo 400 G3 Folding, Console Client, and it landed a 52 Point WU for it's Maiden Fold!

The Wife's iMac FP 700 G4 finished it's 72 Point WU @ 3:30 AM, so I switched it from the Graphic to the Console (finally) and it's landed a 65 Pointer. Logged in and out of our three users, and sure enough, it was folding the whole time. should give me hours more folding time a day !

Now I just need to get the QuickSilver running console with a local directory on my QuickiDisk USB Key drive so my hard drives can spin down all night ( hopefully )

CmdrLaForge
Sep 2, 2003, 10:40 AM
Hi you guys,

can someone tell me what the hell you are talking about ? What is that folding stuff ?

Thanks

CmdrLaForge

MrMacMan
Sep 2, 2003, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by CmdrLaForge
Hi you guys,

can someone tell me what the hell you are talking about ? What is that folding stuff ?

Thanks

CmdrLaForge
Folding is diease research that when on using your IDLE processing power.

Idle CPU is the part of the CPU your computer is not using, then Folding uses that.

There is a FAQ here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=21908)

:rolleyes: