quoteI leave my computer on most of the time, and I've been wanting to try out Folding At Home. I just downloaded it, and started our own Neoseeker team. The program runs in the background, just using spare CPU cycles. My processor has been hovering around 60 to 100% load while I run it, and its risen 9 degree's C. You can easily change how much percent of your processor it uses (from 0 to 100%).What is protein folding and how is folding linked to disease?
Proteins are biology's workhorses -- its "nanomachines." Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or "fold." The process of protein folding, while critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, in many ways remains a mystery.
Moreover, when proteins do not fold correctly (i.e. "misfold"), there can be serious consequences, including many well known diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's, Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
You can help by simply running a piece of software. Folding@Home is a distributed computing project -- people from through out the world download and run software to band together to make one of the largest supercomputers in the world. Every computer makes the project closer to our goals.
quotethats hard to say really. for all i know, it could have been simple wear and tear, or that particular card had high but acceptable manufacturing flaws. those happen all the time.BTW, did your 670 die from Folding or something unrelated?
quote hiigaranHaha! Good point, if it's going to die, let's hope it dies under warranty. So I take it you are folding on your 770? I don't know what was up with the flaky graphics appearance after folding, it may have just been a glitch or there may be a slight instability that only F@H brings out after 24 hours. But, it did kind of scare me. I have the HD7870 Ghz edition with the HIS IceQ cooler version. It runs super cool, especially if I manually set the fan to 72%. I don't even hit over 49 degrees, folding or gaming, with my fan cranked up. Then, again, I get a little scared I might burn my fan out. So, there I go, again, letting my computer "rest".ive been running my computer 24/7 at 100% CPU and GPU for years now. im sure it affects the longevity of the parts, but whatever. usually i hope it dies fast enough so that the warranty covers it. thats how i upgraded my 670 to a 770!
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