Right, I’ll fold…

Today, I decided that my new desktop shouldn’t sit around idle while I’m just browsing the web or watching silly videos of cats doing almost human things on youtube.
So, in the interest of humanity, I registered my own Folding@Home team, and installed the folding client on my desktop PC and my two laptops.

The team name I’ve gone for is Team Interrupt Request, and it’s going to be interesting to see how much processing power my systems can contribute over the new few months, and if other people decide to join in.

Right, I’ll fold…

River deep, mountain wi-iiiii-iiide

Right. In preparation for getting the new system done, I decided I wanted to try out Eyefinity. I tried out using mismatched monitors, but this ended up having too many issue invovled, biggest of which was the difference in pixel size.

After a lot of deliberation, I decided to look up some shops that sell second hand computers and office equipment, and ended up finding a pair of older relatives of the monitor I already have. The ones in question are semi-pro grade 24″ Dell UltraSharp 2407WFP, sporting 1920 by 1200 resolution and an S-PVA panel. These should be a pretty good match for my current Dell UltraSharp U2410 with the same resolution except an IPS panel. After sorting some cable issues out (currently running this monitor setup on my old computer) I finally had working 5760×1200 Eyefinity.

And the results? Well, let’s just say, Windows has never looked so wide 😛

A trio of Dell monitors providing a very wide outlook on things.
A trio of Dell monitors providing a very wide outlook on things.
Assetto Corsa looks really nice in super-wide Eyefinity.
Assetto Corsa looks really nice in super-wide Eyefinity.
Elite: Dangerous in glorious 5760x1200.
Elite: Dangerous in glorious 5760×1200.
River deep, mountain wi-iiiii-iiide