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According to Engadget.com, There may be a Folding@home client released for the Xbox 360.

Now, this fascinates me. Whats the difference between the PS3 and Xbox 360 processors?

Warning: the article sounds a lot like an opinion piece.



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Speaking as the (not-so) proud owner of an Xbox 360, I can't at all suggest that anyone ever use theirs for something like folding@home. I have had to send mine in to get a new one, as has almost everyone I know that owns a 360, with the last guy living in fear of turning his on one day to find it flashing the Ring of Death. It seems people who say "You guys are full of shit I got mine opening day and it's still running fine!!!" are in the minority and in my biased opinion based on personal experience the day will come when theirs breaks too.

Folding needs you to leave your system running almost all the time, and there's something so fragile about the 360 that I'd hate for someone to burn through the few number of hours that there's might have left without enjoying playing it.


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    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
    Speaking as the (not-so) proud owner of an Xbox 360, I can't at all suggest that anyone ever use theirs for something like folding@home. I have had to send mine in to get a new one, as has almost everyone I know that owns a 360, with the last guy living in fear of turning his on one day to find it flashing the Ring of Death. It seems people who say "You guys are full of shit I got mine opening day and it's still running fine!!!" are in the minority and in my biased opinion based on personal experience the day will come when theirs breaks too.

    Folding needs you to leave your system running almost all the time, and there's something so fragile about the 360 that I'd hate for someone to burn through the few number of hours that there's might have left without enjoying playing it.


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Yeah I think it is just your biased opinion to be blunt. I don't personally know anyone who had to send theirs in and I frequent a few major forums where reports of problems really aren't that widespread.

That said the thing obviously runs hot and when I'm not playing I'm not leaving it turned on, so no chance I'd do this. But then again I've even had my Wii overheat a time or two(luckily it cooled off and worked fine each time) so I'm extra cautious about all my systems.

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    Originally posted by wmatistic
    Yeah I think it is just your biased opinion to be blunt. I don't personally know anyone who had to send theirs in and I frequent a few major forums where reports of problems really aren't that widespread.


Off topic I know, but I know that sites like xbox-scene.com were flooded when the system came out. Recently made systems are being made more stable it seems, but it's still a major issue to anyone that bought one around launch. Microsoft even decided to extend it's warrenty by another year because of the sheer number of people still having their systems break down.

A guy at work called Microsoft's help line to get the package to send his in 2 weeks ago. He had to call them again and they said that there is a delay in sending out the boxes to bring in new broken systems to their center because they are swamped with the generation 1 systems right now. They simply can't fix them fast enough.


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I would expect that any processing, regardless of the strength or speed of such said processor would be appreciated, which puzzles me as to why someone really hasn't put this together yet.

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