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Folding@home make my CPU run on full speed

It is the screenshot of my CPU clock when running Folding@home v7.2.9.
What is Folding@home?
It is a program running on home computer, working on a the protein folding project. All the computer participated work on one project, and share the work load.
More details to Stanford University project site.
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The CPU is AMD A8-3870K. It has integrated DX11-class Radeon HD 6550D GPU core. CPU is 4 cores. Default 3000MHz core speed.
Actually, before I run Folding@home on this desktop, I seldom see the clock or CPU frequencies reaching 3000MHz. Most of time it is only 780MHz.

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Give your help to Alzheimer by donating your computing time

Here is a program called Folding@home.

It is pretty simple. Just download a program and install it on your computer. It will run in the background. The main job of it is to help scientists studying Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer.

Look at the rotating DNA structure I am working on below:

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The following are the description from the official site.

What are proteins?

Proteins are biology’s workhorses — its “nanomachines.” Proteins help your body break down food into energy, regulate your moods, and fight disease.

What is protein folding?

Before proteins can carry out these important functions, they assemble themselves, or “fold.” While protein folding is critical and fundamental to virtually all of biology, much of the process remains a mystery.

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