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TeLoS

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Mar 19, 2003
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Surrey, UK
And that stupid user is me, i'm a big computer lover, and i've learnt alot of terms over the years, OC'ing has never been my thing and i don't intend to start just yet till i know anything i touch can easily be replaced.......

To the point...... Seriously........ What is folding? .......

I see these "Folding for Team ****(insert team name)" messages and i'm baffled as to what the hell it all means.

Anyone care to enlighten me?.... or is this a trade secret kind of thing? :D

Yes you may laugh and make fun of me!! :D
 

Yuriman

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Aug 27, 2002
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The OCFORUMS
Ok, folding is a program that folds protiens to help further our disease research. I have a nice all-in-one package that runs in the background, and uses axcess cpu cycles to fold. It will not slow down any apps. Just uses left over power.
 

bafbrian

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Jan 30, 2003
Location
Atlanta, GA
I say: Give Folding a try and then it will explain itself altogether.

But anyway, it is basically what Yuriman said.
 

deathstar13

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Dec 24, 2001
just a dumb side note, i swear folding keeps my pc in top shape.
if i dont have it folding ive noticed id start getting random sceen locks and crashs.

this may just be me but on a highley oced machine if its being run and the snot being beat out of it it acts just as it did prior to burning it in.

i stopped folding for 2 weeks while doing some upgrades,then the lock ups started. i went and burned prime for 24 hours and looped 3dmark for a few hours and all is fine again.sounds dumb as hell i admit but ill say if helping cancer research keeps me from lockups im all for it,
 
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TeLoS

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Well, i kind of understand, but there's no way i'm spending hours going through the forum pages looking for the "what is folding" post.........

Still looking for it.........

I see lots of posts related to folding, but none explaining in detail what it is. :(

I'll keep searching for now!
 
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TeLoS

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NVM, found all the info i need, sounds like a great idea........

I'll proberly join the team..........unless anyone wants to pull out a shotgun and stop me???? :D
 
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TeLoS

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What team am i folding for?...............is this specific or can i just choose one? :D

Is it Team 32? home team 32? ....i need the team name to enter into the program. :D
 

ZedBias

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Apr 2, 2003
Location
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Nice one TeLoS, I didnt have a clue what it was at first, so I joined and then read up on it.

Join and watch yourself climb the leaderboard. :D

*EDIT* P.S What is your avatar?? Its well random!
 
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TeLoS

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Got it all installing and running now...... gotta do my bit it think. ;)

Am i right in assuming its ok to add the Team 32 link to my sig? :D