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  1. #901
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    I lost a non-mirrored hard drive in my main box so I won't be folding for a bit until I can get it replaced.

  2. #902
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    So... I got one of my computers back the other day. I'm having stuff sent to the office since I don't have the house yet. It's a tiny little computer I built with a SilverStone SG05, a core i7-2600K, 8 gigglebytes of memory, and an EVGA GTX560 Ti. Opened up the box and the CPU cooler was flopping around in the case. Fortunately I had a screw driver. ;-) I took the whole thing apart, popped the cooler back into position (later I'll probably have to put some more thermal goo in there. I'm a little hesitant to start up a CPU client, but might try it anyway!) and then put it back together. Started right up. The hotel has good, fast wireless internet access.. NO MORE 56K DIAL-UP!! woo hoo!!

    Already back up to 5th place with just one GPU client running.

    http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...php?s=&t=36480

    Edit: Ok, also running a CPU client now. Hope that goes smoothly.
    Last edited by bs_texas; 04-05-2012 at 07:40 AM.
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  3. #903
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    Quote Originally Posted by bs_texas View Post
    Already back up to 5th place with just one GPU client running.
    While I'm happy for you, just shows how far our team has degraded. Think if we had 15+ members pushing at least 10k PPD? I had to shut down my i7 this last week, fried relay in my AC unit (and it runs hot when ambient temp is proper), so was just PS3 folding. Just replaced it last night so I'll cut the i7 back on. Don't know if I'm going to bother with the virtual host GPU folding, its not cold anymore and that electric bill is going to start climbing. The i7 alone adds about $12-$15 to my bill.

    Did you have fun with the tornados? The one that touched near Cooper and Sublett is one block from my house. It was the smaller of the series tho (only trashed 3 houses).
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

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    Wow... that's a big chunk of change for running an i7. Hey, it's charitable. I guess that could be written off your taxes, eh?

    After paying $42,000 for a couple gallons of gas, I may have to re-evaluate the cost of the folding when I get moved and setup. I need me one of them there Mr. Fusion's...

    I was in Richardson for the storms. We were just in the gap. The worst weather was west and east of my location. We just had dark skies and heavy rain. I'm glad no hail pounded my new car! ..or the roof of the house I'm buying.
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  5. #905
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    Yeah, I figured out once that it costs me around $7 a month to fold on my Q6600. But as long as it's folding I don't feel bad leaving it on 24/7, so I figure it balances out in time not spent waiting for it to boot.

  6. #906
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    Yea some cars didn't fair well...



    Luckily no damage to mine. i7 drains a crap ton, but to be fair its partly the 1k power supply, heavy duty UPS, and SLI Nvidia cards eating up electrons even idle.
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

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    Million dollar idea....

    Popup, flexible, kevlar car cover that can be deployed and un-deployed like a convertible top or an air bag.
    Last edited by bs_texas; 04-08-2012 at 10:45 PM.
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  8. #908
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    I'd prefer deflector shields residing 1nm over the surface. Make one for personal use too.

    Oh, and aren't we supposed to have jetpacks by now?
    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    -Mark Twain

  9. #909
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    Quote Originally Posted by trilarian View Post
    ... just shows how far our team has degraded..
    Actually, it's not as bleak as it might appear. Back on the team page, when I was out in 56K dial-up land, our combined

    Points
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    was hovering around 70,000 points on good days when I had a useable connection. Today that Avg is 106,000. And my daily points are still half what they were.

    Every little bit helps, eh?
    Last edited by bs_texas; 04-10-2012 at 01:23 PM.
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  10. #910
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    So..............

    I have 2 computers, one laptop, and one PS3 folding again.

    folding.extemeoverclocking.com tells me I hit about 60,000 points in the last 24 hours.

    I like broadband.
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  11. #911
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    Hey!

    We're up to #236 in the standings!

    Anybody else paying attention?

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  12. #912
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    you mean 235

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    My little house server is chugging along 24x7. Built from spare parts 4 years ago.

    AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
    1GB of memory

    File server for my home office. (samba & NFS)
    SqueezeBox server for house music system.
    Folds proteins with every spare cycle.

    It's got me all the way up to number 20.

    Every little bit helps, right?

  14. #914
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    Quote Originally Posted by teeitup View Post
    Every little bit helps, right?
    We certainly hope so.
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  15. #915
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    So, I just passed a Million points for the month! And I don't even have half my computers set up.



    And, I haven't received my first electric bill yet either.

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