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Windows 7: Is there anyone who running Stanford Folding@home?

31 Mar 2016   #1
yargd

Window 7 Pro
 
 
Is there anyone running Stanford Folding@home?

Folding@home

Can this really help Stanford find the cure for cancer? Should I donate my computer to this program?
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01 Apr 2016   #2
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I ran it for a long time but haven't in a year or so. No reason I stopped, just time and forgetfulness mostly. I think it's a worthy endeavor and an awful lot of others do also.
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02 Apr 2016   #3
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Yargd, I've happily run F@H since 2004. There are a number of medical papers giving credit to F@H for finding new insights to fight diseases.

If you would like to donate your computer's spare CPU cycles, then if you wish to contribute and help relegate diseases to the trash can of history, don't mind your CPU or GPU running at 100%, are prepared to make sure your computer's cooling is up to snuff, and don't mind the cost on your electric bill, then by all means, join us and start crunching!

I can perhaps help you, or point you toward those who can.

BlackSun59
Team 50711
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02 Apr 2016   #4
yargd

Window 7 Pro
 
 

I'm running F@H at Min, ~20% of my cpu. I don't want to wear out my cpu faster so 20% is acceptable for me.
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02 Apr 2016   #5
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

If your CPU is throttled down to just 20%, you may not meet the work units' deadline. If you don't meet the deadline your work will have been done for nothing, you'll receive no point credit, and the work unit will be reassigned to someone else.
In all my years of folding 24/7 at 100% I've yet to wear out a CPU. All you need to do is make sure you have sufficient air flow through your case, and a decent CPU cooler and fan. I've used the stock OEM cooler and fan that has come with my CPU and have never had any problems.
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04 Apr 2016   #6
spinifex

 
 

Did it for quite some time, but had to stop for a variety of reasons. Got over 9,000,000 points and over 37,000 work units.
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