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    Just taking advantage of this space to let you know, you may have given up looking for ET in favor of protein folding, but while your machine is doing that you can look at photos and try to find the space dust ... :-)
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    Originally Posted by Tim's link
    can name it, ... but it can't be obscene
    interest.notion=-(infinity)

    OK well that's a lie, I'd be a bit interested, ... but would I be interested enough? now there's a good question IMO
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    To be honest, I have no plans to scan those photos either. I'll leave that to the kids that have nothing better to do and better eyesight (even if they are all stone deaf from those iPods and whatever that stuff is they call music).

    Besides the spacecraft needs to make it to Utah on sunday with its 45 specks of dust safely intact before any of this can take place.

    However, it strikes me that a computer itself with good image analyzing software might be best suited to actually do this task, not people ...
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    Originally Posted by medialint
    However, it strikes me that a computer itself with good image analyzing software might be best suited to actually do this task, not people ...
    They can't afford such things. They must rely on free labor from thousands of people with nothing else to do.
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    Originally Posted by kicken
    They can't afford such things.
    The Stardust Mission, maybe not, but UC Berkeley can ... if not just sell more sports stuff and there's always this little project they can probably borrow a few computers from ;-)
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    OK, so I've been happily leaving my 3 year old laptop [which had no issues whatsoever] to fold while I've been out at work, and suddenly something's fried. I'm not sure if it's the hardisk MOBO or what (I'm not extremely familiar with the workings of hardware) but it's only happened "coincidentally" since I installed Folding @ Home!
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    Originally Posted by Grafmix
    OK, so I've been happily leaving my 3 year old laptop [which had no issues whatsoever] to fold while I've been out at work, and suddenly something's fried. I'm not sure if it's the hardisk MOBO or what (I'm not extremely familiar with the workings of hardware) but it's only happened "coincidentally" since I installed Folding @ Home!
    coincdentally...well if you had just left it on without it folding it may have fried too as it is not used to being left on
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    No, it's been regularly left on... I dunno, it's probably got something to do with that time I tripped on some crazy paving while I was purging a drive with my eyes closed
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    Originally Posted by Grafmix
    No, it's been regularly left on... I dunno, it's probably got something to do with that time I tripped on some crazy paving while I was purging a drive with my eyes closed
    that mite not do it any good
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    When I run FAH my CPU temp increases by a significant amount. I can see this being a problem in a laptop always on and always running FAH. Though my Dell was assigned to this task for a while and handled it without issue. Now it's back to it's usual role as paperweight/waste of money/dust collector.
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    Go into the configuration, under Advanced settings and set the CPU usage percentage down, say 70% or even 50%. It won't fold as quickly, but your temps will go down.
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    Originally Posted by Dngrsone
    Go into the configuration, under Advanced settings and set the CPU usage percentage down, say 70% or even 50%. It won't fold as quickly, but your temps will go down.
    Yeah I've seen the config setting but I was just speculating on why it might have (contributed to) frying a laptop ;-) It seems the laptop was probably prone to blink out anyway though.
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    Ok so I got kinda bored, and made a nice little Fedora bootup script for F@H and it seems to work well for me. Note that it's probably quite kludgy, as I'm used to Gentoo's initscript style a lot more than I am Fedora's (always learning ). You can download it here, and save it to /etc/rc.d/init.d/foldingathome, then edit the path info and whatnot, then add it to your default startup and start it:
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    # wget -O /etc/rc.d/init.d/foldingathome http://peter.ramshacklestudios.com/downloads/fedora/rc.d-foldingathome
    # $EDITOR /etc/rc.d/init.d/foldingathome
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    # chkconfig foldingathome on
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    I have just completed 50 WUs.

    I have been doing this for months, not sure what the specs are for my PC, but it is folding as a windows service all the time, but the count doesn't seem to be going up very quickly. Would changing the priority of the service make a difference do you think or are there any other tips to improve performance other than the ones already listed?

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    Originally Posted by jabba_29
    I have just completed 50 WUs.

    I have been doing this for months, not sure what the specs are for my PC, but it is folding as a windows service all the time, but the count doesn't seem to be going up very quickly. Would changing the priority of the service make a difference do you think or are there any other tips to improve performance other than the ones already listed?
    50 WUs and still only one lil protein chain? Can anyone tell me the ranking system?
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