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Message 71617 - Posted 7 Jul 2007 11:39:54 UTC

    I was reading up on cpu and best ones to use.Since i am just running a laptop with
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
    System Manufacturer Acer, inc.
    System Model TravelMate 2480
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Acer v1.3211, 18/09/2006
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 112.08 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB

    I have joined Einstein@home but am now wondering if my little unit is worth running to crunch the numbers or would it be better if i just stepped away and let someone with the big unit have a go

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    Message 71620 - Posted 7 Jul 2007 12:15:28 UTC - in response to Message 71617.

      I was reading up on cpu and best ones to use.Since i am just running a laptop with
      OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
      Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
      System Manufacturer Acer, inc.
      System Model TravelMate 2480
      System Type X86-based PC
      Processor x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz
      BIOS Version/Date Acer v1.3211, 18/09/2006
      SMBIOS Version 2.4
      Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
      Available Physical Memory 112.08 MB
      Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
      Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB

      I have joined Einstein@home but am now wondering if my little unit is worth running to crunch the numbers or would it be better if i just stepped away and let someone with the big unit have a go


      Hi!

      Your notebook is more than adequate to crunch for Einsein@Home, provided you allow it to run several hours a day (not necessarily EVERY day, but on average (say) 3 hours per day should be enough to meet the project's deadline for submitting results).

      There are many people participating with far less powerful computers, even some Pentium II and Pentium IIIs.

      CU

      BRM


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      Message 71622 - Posted 7 Jul 2007 13:08:17 UTC - in response to Message 71620.


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        Hi!

        Your notebook is more than adequate to crunch for Einsein@Home, provided you allow it to run several hours a day (not necessarily EVERY day, but on average (say) 3 hours per day should be enough to meet the project's deadline for submitting results).

        There are many people participating with far less powerful computers, even some Pentium II and Pentium IIIs.

        CU

        BRM

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        thank you for your reply.I leave it running 24/7

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        Message 71625 - Posted 7 Jul 2007 13:20:40 UTC

          Hi hookedonsaturn

          Next time leave the / out in the first quote and you will get it right ;)

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            Hi!

            Your notebook is more than adequate to crunch for Einsein@Home, provided you allow it to run several hours a day (not necessarily EVERY day, but on average (say) 3 hours per day should be enough to meet the project's deadline for submitting results).

            There are many people participating with far less powerful computers, even some Pentium II and Pentium IIIs.

            CU

            BRM



            thank you for your reply.I leave it running 24/7


            Then you will have absolutely no problems, dealine-wise :-). Note that BOINC by default will stop crunching when it runs on batteries, which is probably what you want, so you don't have to worry about BOINC draining your batteries when you use the notebook for something else.

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