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Worried about [email protected]? Don't be!

This interview with Vijay Pande, one of the gentlemen behind [email protected], is getting kind of old but there are a couple of points worth pointing out. Mainly concerning running [email protected] on the PS3 -- some people have been running "stress tests" to see how Sony's console can handle the program over extended periods. Those people can stop, because they'll be doing that forever. In any case, the PS3-specific questions were answered by SCEA 's Richard Marks (who's doing a stress test himself). Let's list it up!

Is it safe to leave the PS3 folding for 24/7?
  • Yes. There's no indication that the PS3 has problems over long periods of folding... but of course, you should ventilate the darn thing so it won't overheat.
Well... should people give the PS3 a break to cool off?
  • No. It shouldn't need a cooling period. You know that whirring thing? It's a fan. It regulates the internal temperature. [note: PS3Fanboy added some "attitude" to this response, because we like attitude]
What's stressed the most and will it affect the stability of the PS3?
  • The Cell processor. Luckily, it's a high-performance processor built for things just like this. [email protected] shouldn't have any adverse affects on the PlayStation 3's stability.

That's all that we think pertains to running the program on your PS3. Don't worry, guys! Your system is completely safe and that's a good thing. Waiting for those warranty replacements or whatever aren't the best... plus you only get a refurbished system (read: previously broken) instead of a new one.
[Thanks, Dalton!]

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1. try that with ur xbox 360. it will burst into flames or explode microsoft quality junk. Only loser buy xbox

Posted at 4:51PM on Apr 4th 2007 by mike

2. Come on, not losers....just uneducated consumers.

Posted at 5:02PM on Apr 4th 2007 by Justin

3. @ Highimpact1

Thankfully with the comments I read on the announcment of the Elite post our side of the community may start becoming better as more and more 360 owners start looking at how little money is required to jump up to a base PS3. We welcome all of you.

Posted at 5:29PM on Apr 4th 2007 by Wonderflex

4. Mike, that wasn't needed. That's expected out of Xbox fanboys, your giving a bad image to ps3 owners.

Posted at 6:36PM on Apr 4th 2007 by Charl3z523

5. I think I've probably been on [email protected] for like five minutes. I prefer playing motorstorm.



Not that exciting really. But thanks to anyone who actually does it.


Cheers.

Posted at 6:44PM on Apr 4th 2007 by massive_98

6. #3) yeah...$ony, but not M$ right?

Posted at 6:52PM on Apr 4th 2007 by theburn16

7. I'm starting to think Mike may be a xbox fanboy, he's just faking being one of us to draw attention to our "immaturity".

molee molee molay

Posted at 8:01PM on Apr 4th 2007 by Draco

8. I hate to be the thorn in the ps3's side but running folding 24/7 cannot be good for the evoirment. Curing cancer is important but the envoirment is more important.

Posted at 9:53PM on Apr 4th 2007 by Joe

9. @10

He's one of those people who thinks this is gonna cause global warming...LOL

But yeah...I've left my PS3 on for about 6 days straight now, no effects whatsoever...the air coming out isnt even all that warm either

Was alot hotter when the console was laying flat..but now that it's verticle i think it's ventilated better /shrug Working on my 22 Work Unit

Posted at 11:07PM on Apr 4th 2007 by Tyler

10. http://www.gadgetmadness.com/archives/20070405-gadgetmadness_fh_team_stats_the_winner_its_us.php

Mine's been on since I downloaded [email protected] on the first day. Well, cept when I've been playing the ICON demo.

Posted at 12:37AM on Apr 5th 2007 by GadgetMadness.com

11. LOL
I've seen a lot of bad stuff being credited to the PS3 but killing the planet is by far the worst...
Yeah those landboats you americans drive have nothing to do with that, PS3 is the one at fault....

Posted at 7:36AM on Apr 5th 2007 by Raz

12. Hey PS3FB I have an idea, how about some rank based Swag for the PS3 Fanboy folding team? (i.e. the higher you are the better the Swag), Yes? Come on who’s with me?

Posted at 9:02AM on Apr 5th 2007 by Frankenstein Black

13. The first comment was a $ony > Microsoft post... Wow.

And here I thought people where feeling pretty good about our PS3's so we didn't have to look desperate to make a microsoft hate post. >.
Im going back to Xbox360fanboy.com... it has intelligent posts.

And yes, I own both systems; I only wish the community was better on one of them.

Posted at 10:08AM on Apr 5th 2007 by Highimpact1

14. Sigh...I guess we'll never get Folding at home on the 360. I guess I better get back to Shadow Run Beta, Watching HD movies & TV shows and playing Alien Homminid on Live Arcade. Woe is me!

Posted at 9:06PM on Apr 5th 2007 by Jon

15. Highimpact1, sorry. But if you want to see "immature I hate Sony posts" you wont find them on xboxfanboy.com. You will find them HERE. You just don't spend enough time here to see them.

Posted at 1:15AM on Apr 6th 2007 by GL

16. @Jon: Did you REALLY just say that playing HD movies is something XBox 360 has over PS3? Seriously?? Why don't you mention wireless controllers, wifi connectivity, and a built-in hard drive while you're at it. Dumbass.

Posted at 8:48PM on Apr 9th 2007 by YNinja

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