Folding@Home: THGC Needs You -Team 40051

warmon6

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Welcome to Tom's Hardware Guide Community Folding@Home Team 40051 !

The following links in the "Table of Content" leads to a guide on a different thread.

Table of Content:
1. What is Folding@Home?
■ 1.1 What is the goal of F@H?
■ 1.2 How does F@H work?
2. How do I get started?
■ 2.1 Picking a User Name
■ 2.2 Download
■ 2.3 Passkey
3. Client v7 Installation
■ 3.1 Windows Installation
■ 3.2 Linux Quick Install Guide
■ 3.3 OSX Installation
4. Client V7 features and setup
■ 4.1 Slots
■ 4.2 Flags
■ 4.3 Remote Control
5. Sigs
■ 5.1 Tom’s Hardware banner
■ 5.2 Pico Stat Badge
■ 5.3 EOC Stat Badge
■ 5.4 Other Badges and sigs
6. Sites
■ 6.1 Additional guides
■ 6.2 Forums
■ 6.3 News
■ 6.4 Stats
7. About THGC Folding Team.
■7.1 Team Rules
8. FAQ
9. Credit

Please come in and join us against the fight of these diseases that affect many people!
 

mi1ez

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Remember, nvidia gpus score much higher than AMD, and if you're careful, you can run SMP and GPU simultaneously.

The best website I've found for monitoring stats is at extreme overclocking:
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/
 

amnotanoobie

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Also to get the most PPD for i7 and other quad-core setups, it is best to run the linux A2 client (or whatever is newer). Though this would be advisable for advanced users, as some setup a Virtual Box on top of Windows just to still be able to use the machine for day-to-day tasks.

 
Here are some other great Folding@Home resources:

The Best Stats Tracker on the Web

Getting started:
GPU2 Setup Guide
Single Core Client Setup Guide
SMP (for multi-core or multi-threaded CPU's) Setup Guide

A little more advanced:
Core i7 Folding - how to increase your PPD <= Works great with any dual core or better CPU.
Optimizing your Folding - the importance of CPU Priority assignment
ATI Folders- Want to drastically reduce your CPU load?
Automatic Folding Recovery After Power Outage or Reboot <= Also works great if you want to start folding before leaving for work with the push of a single button :D

Remember everyone, helping with this research could help lead to many lifesaving treatments.
All of your support may one day help save your life or the life of a loved one.
If nothing else, do it for the pure SCIENCE :sol:

Stats tracker and all guides compliments of Xtreme CPU.
 

Raidur

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I was wondering when you guys were going to start one of these threads, I completely forgot about folding for the longest time and figured I'd start it up again whenI saw a THG Folding thread randomly on google.

Just started folding for Toms a few days ago and I just past 5k [Raidur_TH] using SMP on my sig setup. Going to be adding in my moms PC in a day or 2 (Q6600/8800GT) SMP/GPU.
 

werxen

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I have 2 computers folding@home 24/7 at work. makes me feel great because they leave their damn computers running all day anyway - might aswell make sure of the electricity!
 

werxen

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i really wish we could get past the 70's.... imagine how much ass we could kick as a forum if all of us folded for a full week. top 50 anyone? cmon!
 

randomizer

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If the whole forum folded we could do better than that.
 

Yes, I get that from time to time.
Usually, after restarting the client, I can get it to connect.
Anyone have an explanation for this issue or a decent, preferably automated, workaround?
 

Mousemonkey

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Mine just keeps retrying, restarting the client makes no difference in my case. Is it possible to 'force' another server to issue work or not?, I have trawled around various forums but have yet to find a way that works for me although to be fair it's not a major issue I just get cheesed off when it's on the 101st retry.
 

werxen

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i got those issues when i tried to run a few clients on one machine... one just would NOT connect. have you tried using a different client? if you use cmd line version, try the install one and visa versa.
 

Mousemonkey

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I've tried with the cmd line on it's own, the sys tray on it's own and the GPU1 & 2 clients on their own and in various combinations of clients running at the same time but the issue still crops up from time to time and I just wonder if anyone has found a way to force a connect to a different address.
 

hunter315

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Folding@Home seems to be making my video driver stop responding(im running the GPU client) it has done it a bunch in the last few days. I figure you guys might know, is there a conflict between the ATI 9.9 drivers and the folding client or something? I have just been leaving it on when i go to class but it seems when the driver crashes it stops folding which isnt very helpful.
 

Mousemonkey

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I'm using Nv cards mate, so I can't help you sorry.
 

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Running xp 32? If so check here and follow the link for the experimental CAL DLLs.

If not, post specs OS, VPU, etc.

A good resource for ATI issues: http://foldingforum.org/viewforum.php?f=51&sid=979486a64ec58e7285f6c30fa0e74795
 

ElMoIsEviL

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Why are all our guides listed here?

Just curious :p
 

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Nice to see our guides are useful for folding. We welcome the challenge and the help. Fold on. Next time however, I would hope that we get credit for the work we put into perfecting those guides.
 

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