The Tom's Hardware F@H Team Thread (Team 40051)


Due to a number of longstanding chronic issues with the previous threads, I present to you all a brand new thread, stickified with some extra strong adhesives, for our illustrious folding team!

For continuity's sake, here is a copy of the OP from the previous thread, with a number of useful links and guides, courtesy of warmon6.

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!

You can find the old thread here.


2016 Showdown vs TeAm AnandTech (198)

Welcome to the first annual Tom’s Hardware vs. TeAm AnandTech Folding for Charity event!

It is our pleasure to announce that the Tom’s Hardware and AnandTech Folding@home teams will be going head to head in a 1-week folding race!

What is Folding?
“Folding” refers to protein folding, a critical and fundamental aspect of biology. Folding@home is a distributed computing program organized by Standford University that allows individuals to contribute to their research, which in turn helps the researchers in combating the illnesses that emerge as a result of proteins not folding correctly. (For more information about Folding@home, please see this page.

Among the more well-known diseases that benefit from this research are Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS, and many cancers. If you’ve ever known anybody who has been afflicted by any of those, then you know how devastating it can be for them and their families. This is your chance to help combat these illnesses and all it takes on your part is leaving the program running while you’re asleep or at work! Every contribution will help in advancing treatments and, hopefully, will eventually lead to cures.

How does this race work?
The two teams are almost always folding, but the race will officially kick off on December 1st at 1pm Eastern. It will end on December 7th, at 1pm Eastern, and the team that has accumulated the most points within that time frame will be declared the winner!

Who is conducting this race?
Purch, the parent company behind both Tom’s Hardware and AnandTech, will be putting this event together and sponsoring it. We can’t take all the credit though; none of this would be possible without the continued efforts of our dedicated folding team. Whether you can participate in this event or not, we hope you’ll show your support for everything they’re doing!

What’s at stake?
There are two things at stake in this race:
First, of course, are the bragging rights! As two of the largest tech publications on the web, Tom’s Hardware and AnandTech have always had something of a rivalry. This is a chance for the readers and forum community members to come together and settle the score—at least until the next competition.

Also at stake is a donation to charity. Purch will be putting up a modest sum of $2,500, to be donated to charity in the name of the winning team. We’ve chosen Child’s Play as our charity of choice.

Child’s Play is an international charity organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospitals and shelters. They use the funds they raise and the physical donations they receive to provide children with video games, toys, books, and other recreational activities. Tom’s Hardware is proud to support their efforts and we hope that our own efforts can bring a little holiday cheer to the children.

Can I participate?
Of course you can—in fact, we’re counting on it! This event is open to all of Tom’s Hardware’s readers and community members. Whether you can fold for just a few hours or for the full duration of the race (and possibly beyond!), every contribution counts. Remember, you’re not only representing your favorite tech publication in a battle for bragging rights, you’ll be making valuable contributions to research in the battle against cancers and other well-known diseases.

Ready to get started? Take a look at this handy guide, put together by a long-time member of the Tom’s Hardware folding team, warmon6.

If you can’t participate, then consider making a small donation to Child’s Play! It doesn’t have to be much; a simple $1 donation can go a long way, and if enough of us take part, we can easily raise hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on top of the donation that Purch has already committed to!

Have more questions?
Reach out to the folding team! They’re incredibly helpful and they are always happy to teach newcomers. This thread serves as their base of operations, and they would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

- Tom’s Hardware Community Team


I'm gonna go ahead and fix up some of the links in that guide post, since it doesn't seem to lead to the individual posts as it should.

MM, can you do me a favor and reach out to warmon6 (or do it yourself, if you've a few minutes) to update the "How do I get started?" section with a brief bit about joining the TH team? I know it's dead simple, but it'd be good to have it in writing for newcomers :)


Jul 24, 2009

Yeah I PM MM back but just going to mention here as well that I'll be busy with quite a few things till Nov. 11th. So im out of commission till then.

If someone else wants to take ownership or create a new guide, They're more than welcome to. :)
Is this like the CLEAN thread and we still trash talk in our old one, or how does this work????? :??:

Heading over to the AT site to join and trash their thread now. Anyone who wishes to join me is welcome to come along for the ride.:D

GO TEAM !!! Thanks EVERYONE for what you do.


Cleaned up a few posts in this thread. A news announcement should be coming within the week; keep an eye out for it! I've also updated the second post in this thread to answer a few basic questions about the event. Didn't want to create a separate thread and redirect traffic from this shiny new home of yours.

Anyway, we're all very excited and we hope you are too! Get started on your recruiting efforts, fellas. AT is already working hard at it, and you don't want to let them show you up!

Thank You. :( I know I was bad :( I'll try to be better.) :evil:

Is MOONING still allowed ????????

On the recruiting part.

All of that equipment in the labs is "Fair Game" According to their "RULES". :D

And maybe contact Asus, MSI Gigabyte etc... and see about a few giveaways for new folders.Mostly Graphics Cards, (Better PPD folding) but anything to draw attention to folding is very much appreciated. If any bite make sure parts are donated to both teams to give away.
Thanks AGAIN guys!!

Hello, I have not folded in awhile. Since 2011 :(

According to my program I should Avg 750k points a day towards Tom's let me know if there is anything I can do to improve it.

Rig is in sig.


Sep 4, 2007
Is there a problem with the 1070 video card running this? Im getting what appears to be a common error, OpenCL.dll missing from your computer. It states to reinstall. Done that but no resolve.

Any suggestions?



If you open up the advanced control panel, click configure -> slots -> add. Then tick the circle for a GPU slot. This is also where you can remove folding slots or change them, eg. to use fewer CPU cores or drop CPU folding entirely.

Since a GPU folding slot will also require some CPU time, it's usually best to reduce the number of CPU cores you fold on. I've heard keeping one core open per folding GPU works well.



Guess the driver install didn't put OpenCL.dll in the Windows\System32 folder like it's supposed to. A driver reinstall should fix it, or you can manually download the file and put it in System32.