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Your folding team needs you

Your folding team needs you

Sign up to the folding team today and help cure diseases caused by misfolding proteins.

The combined Custom PC & bit-tech folding team has for the last few weeks been taking part in the annual Chimps Challenge, a competition between the world's top teams to see who can fold 20 million points in the shortest amount of time.

Although EVGA and several other teams have already met this target, the fight is not yet over. To avoid the embarrassment of coming last and to make sure some other team gets the dubious honour of the 'Monkey's Paw' we need to increase our folding production by around 500,000ppd, less than 1/6 of our team's usual daily output.

Even if you're a regular folder, we need your help. To sign up your CPUs, GPUs and PS3s to the cause. make sure to enter 'CustomBitChimps' in the username field of your folding clients with the usual team number '35947'. Once the last of the competing teams has reached 20 million points you can reset your folding clients back to your usual folding usernames.

Don't forget to say hello in the dedicated folding forum - and if you've got no idea about how to set Folding up on your PC, our simple guide to Folding has all the answers. Let us know you how get on in in the forums.

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Xir 10th May 2010, 16:16 Quote
Nope...still searching for Aliens. (first things first)
inv4der 10th May 2010, 16:17 Quote
My 9800GTX+ at your service!!!
scott_chegg 10th May 2010, 18:04 Quote
Sir GTX 285 folding for you sir.
Lizard 10th May 2010, 18:20 Quote
Much appreciated inv4der and scott_chegg - keep up the good work ;)
C-Sniper 10th May 2010, 18:22 Quote
Re-setting my Athlon to help. Sorry no supported GFX cards here (best card is a 7900GS) :(
The_Beast 10th May 2010, 18:56 Quote
I'm always folding on at least one core, on the weekends at least 2 cores and my computer runs 24/7


Not a ton but I hope it helps ;)
Arj12 10th May 2010, 19:14 Quote
Hopefully when I eventually get to upgrading my pc again I can contribute to this brilliant cause!
llamafur 10th May 2010, 21:49 Quote
Count me in

3399 ppd from my 9600gt
theflatworm 11th May 2010, 00:09 Quote
275GTX , ready and willing, cap'in.
dark_avenger 11th May 2010, 01:29 Quote
Forum link on the article is broken...
ssj12 11th May 2010, 03:19 Quote
if Stanford would release their GPU3 client, my GTX470 would gladly help your team, or EVGA. I'm abandoning my current team, VGChartz' management are to big of dicks to care that I run their official team so screw them.
oatey4519 11th May 2010, 10:59 Quote
2 x 260's changed over....
coming in...
Good Luck everybody.... lol
rickysio 11th May 2010, 11:02 Quote
9600GT, pumping ppd's 3 hours at a time.
cyrilthefish 11th May 2010, 11:20 Quote
joined for a unit or two :)

not much more as the increased fan noise is already driving me bonkers

(cool n quiet + bios auto fan speed means a large noise difference between load and idle :p)
rickysio 11th May 2010, 12:37 Quote
I just looked at the module my client is folding, and my hands shook when I wondered how'd it look like if I drew it out.
cyrilthefish 11th May 2010, 12:59 Quote
Well, this has also been handy as a stability test, 2 bluescreens later i drop the bus speed by 1mhz and found it to then be perfectly stable

no amount of gaming or video encoding made the PC crash before, but folding did for some reason
pendragon 11th May 2010, 18:50 Quote
i suppose i can login my cpu to help a bit .. haven't run it in a while
Queelis 11th May 2010, 21:07 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyrilthefish
Well, this has also been handy as a stability test, 2 bluescreens later i drop the bus speed by 1mhz and found it to then be perfectly stable

no amount of gaming or video encoding made the PC crash before, but folding did for some reason

Similar story here: 8 hours of linpack tests did not produce an error during my undervolting testing, yet folding threw an error and I've lost a work unit at 82% :( Kicked the voltage up a notch, no worries from there :)
Farfalho 12th May 2010, 00:28 Quote
I would help you but I have an ATI gpu so it's pretty much nothing to fold compared to Nvidia cards. Btw, why the folding program dislikes ATI's?
llamafur 12th May 2010, 02:57 Quote
CustomBitChimps is in 38th place on bit-tech
rickysio 12th May 2010, 12:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farfalho
I would help you but I have an ATI gpu so it's pretty much nothing to fold compared to Nvidia cards. Btw, why the folding program dislikes ATI's?

No idea - but might be because nVidia released the CUDA toolset much earlier than ATI and the OpenCL thingy, so (much) more things support CUDA.
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