Folding@Home

Discussion in 'Articles' started by PLANofMAN, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Marverel

    Marverel Well-Known Member

    I signed up yesterday. I don't have a desktop computer any more and I am not sure how much I can contribute with my little laptop, but every bit counts, I guess
     
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  2. PLANofMAN

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    I really wouldn't recommend running it on a laptop. They don't have the cooling capacity to run the processor at 100% all the time.

    Two exceptions:
    If you can set it to use, say, 60% of the processor and no more, or if you have a laptop designed for gaming.

    I would feel bad if you broke your computer by running Folding@Home.
     
  3. Marverel

    Marverel Well-Known Member

    thanks for the concern ... it's not that bad actually. After 24 hours the CPU temperature (second generation i5 core) is at about 70°C, according to Intel specs 100° would be the maximum temperature allowed. The bottom of the computer is just lukewarm ;)
     
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