He got the stuff for his HTPC purpose. He figures he may as well run the Folding client to help TR out. From what I have read Folding is not the primary purpose of the machine. You guys need to chill.
Going back on topic. What do you mean by "slow"? Usually 20-40 minutes for one percent is not unheard of (some WUs may take even longer). By standard client I take it you mean the single core one? For more points (assuming they mean more to the science as well), you should try running the SMP client, but that is not completely a smooth experience. Also keep in mind that at 100% CPU, it is going to make a difference in the power bill. Make sure you pass this by whoever pays the bill. Do you have a decent GPU in there? They generally give you more points.
The Model M is not for the faint of heart. You either like them or hate them.
Gerbils unite! Fold for UnitedGerbilNation, team 2630.