For a brief history for you guys, This site here is one of the first sites I joined while searching for information about a celeron system I was sold. The damn thing didn't work very well and I was determined to fix the problems that I was having. That box now runs 24/7 365 on W2K folding. From that little box I have built and killed several boards O/Cing and now build some for friends. My knowledge is limited in the software end of systems, however I learn more on a daily basis.
The first computer I built was an old tandy kit cloned with ideas from my electronics teacher in '77 but until last year, I haven't touched one since. Everything I have learned about PCs is off the net or reading books I have purchased. I am currently expermenting and destroying Linux on a weekly basis and having A Great time doing so.It used to be daily.
I might be able to answer a lot of your questions about folding or other problems since I built my little Folding farm for just that reason, to learn more. If not I'll either have a good Idea where to find the answer or figure it out.
They say an old Dog has a hard time learning a new trick, so I must be an exception to the rule.
The odd collection of boxes I run for folding amount to 7-8g of folding power depending on the O/c, and run 24/7 365 unless the wife turns them off to piss me off.
I'll be around luking in the background on a regular basis so if I'm able to help I will