Quick Folding Question about Points and stuff

dotdotdot

macrumors 68020
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Jan 23, 2005
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Yeah, so its a real quick question, but I began folding on May 6th, 2005, using one computer (was gonna use two but that one is not on all the time), an Intel P4 2.4 GHz HT model, and have done the following:

41 WUs
~4,000 points

That is about a month and a half (5/6/2005 to 6/24/2005)

Is that normal or WAY too little?

Thanks...
 

redeye be

macrumors 65816
Jan 27, 2005
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dotdotdot said:
Yeah, so its a real quick question, but I began folding on May 6th, 2005, using one computer (was gonna use two but that one is not on all the time), an Intel P4 2.4 GHz HT model, and have done the following:

41 WUs
~4,000 points

That is about a month and a half (5/6/2005 to 6/24/2005)

Is that normal or WAY too little?

Thanks...
It all depends on the WUs you're getting.
http://folding.stanford.edu/faq.html#stats.howcred

In april i finished 70 WUs -> 13,635 points
In may i finished 70 WUs -> 20,226 points
...
 

Dreadnought

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Jul 22, 2002
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You say it has hypertreading, therefore it can only use about 50% of its processor power when you only use one instance of folding. Check the threads on how to install the second F@H app and that will use the second 50% fo your cpu. You could have done twice then waht you have done now.
 

dotdotdot

macrumors 68020
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Jan 23, 2005
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Dreadnought said:
You say it has hypertreading, therefore it can only use about 50% of its processor power when you only use one instance of folding. Check the threads on how to install the second F@H app and that will use the second 50% fo your cpu. You could have done twice then waht you have done now.
Wait - I can have two foldings on one processor!?

Awesome! How?
 

Vlade

macrumors 6502a
Feb 2, 2003
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Meadville, PA
Dreadnought said:
You say it has hypertreading, therefore it can only use about 50% of its processor power when you only use one instance of folding. Check the threads on how to install the second F@H app and that will use the second 50% fo your cpu. You could have done twice then waht you have done now.
No. HT allows the system to think it has two CPUs. Depending on the application, you can either gain a little performance or even lose some with two instances of a program. When you have two instances of folding at once they are running at slightly faster than half the speed of the CPU (thats where the HT bonus comes in), so you will take almost twice as long to get twice as many points.

You probably only lost out on <100 points for not doing that over the past month.