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Thread: TerraForums has a Folding@Home team, come help us fight diseases!

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    It's never too late to join us, the TerraForums team has now done over 200 workunits! Why let your computer sit there all sad with nothing to do when you're gone, when it can help research diseases to find possible treatments or cures!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    It's never too late to join us, the TerraForums team has now done over 200 workunits! Why let your computer sit there all sad with nothing to do when you're gone, when it can help research diseases to find possible treatments or cures!?
    You know, they haven't fed me any new jobs in the past couple days. Maybe they're busy analyzing results right now.

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    That's odd! I'm running 2 processors, my main cpu and my video card and I always have a job on at least one of them. Right now both are running. Are you sure you didn't accidentally select "on idle" or "pause" it? Left click the icon in your task bar and make sure only "full" "medium" or "light" is selected. If you want it to only run when your system is idle, make sure you have nothing else going on that make consider your computer in use. I don't know what those things may be though, I don't know if it goes by when the screen saver is active or if it actually watches for CPU usage where strange apps could be "busy" somehow triggering it to not take a job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    That's odd! I'm running 2 processors, my main cpu and my video card and I always have a job on at least one of them. Right now both are running. Are you sure you didn't accidentally select "on idle" or "pause" it? Left click the icon in your task bar and make sure only "full" "medium" or "light" is selected. If you want it to only run when your system is idle, make sure you have nothing else going on that make consider your computer in use. I don't know what those things may be though, I don't know if it goes by when the screen saver is active or if it actually watches for CPU usage where strange apps could be "busy" somehow triggering it to not take a job.
    Yeah I'm set up ok... my computer might not have enough juice to crunch what they want though. I'll keep myself open for more jobs should they send more my way

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    YAY! @Not a Number joined us!
    Between he, @CoolCapensis, @thez_yo and I we have now completed 400 work units!

    The TerraForums team is ranked 7429 of 252726! (not that it really means anything )

    Anyone else want to put their idle computer to work for good?


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    "You've got to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em "

    Come on folks, you can't be using your gaming rigs 24/7 - donate some processing even if it is only a few hours a day. Just download the client and install. Set up a user name and use Terraforum's team # 137547. You can pause or stop the folding any time you need the full resources of your system.

    Some of the folding@home servers seem to be having delays or problems receiving work units. Sometimes I have to wait awhile for suitable GPU work units. Uploads are queued locally on your system so if the problem on the receiving end is cleared up before the WUs expire you should get credit for the Us.
    Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Come on folks, you can't be using your gaming rigs 24/7 -
    Or even a hamster on a squeaky wheel will do. Slow and steady wins the race!

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    The best option for those that want to help, but don't want to have to deal with settings... is "on idle". When you're not using your computer it will do folding work. As soon as you start using your computer it pauses the work and gives you full resources. =)
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