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hookedonsaturn
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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

Bikeman _Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein_
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cpu size

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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

hookedonsaturn
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RE: RE: Hi! Your

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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

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Hi hookedonsaturn Next

Hi hookedonsaturn

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

Anders n

Bikeman _Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein_
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RE: RE: Hi! Your

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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.

CU

BRM

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