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pscout

Fallen Folder
Joined
Mar 24, 2007
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folding in GTA
To what effect would changing my folding nickname have on my status, team, etc.?
From a stats perspective there is no such thing really as a change ... if you start using a new stanford username (and/or team #) in your clients, then it is the same as a new user. Existing points that have been credited will stay with whatever username and team # was used when the wu's were completed and uploaded. If you enter a name/team# that already exists, then you are donating points to that id!

The reason i suggest keeping it simple is that i have known folders who made a typo when setting up a client on a borg (eg a friends rig who agreed to fold for them) and didn't notice till hundreds of thousands of points later that they screwed up either the username, or worse, the team # when they were editing the client.cfg. I have made the same mistake a few times but i have caught the error after a few wu's.

There is no checking at stanford, and no way for them to really check either that your rig is using the right name/number. For example, i can decide to donate points to anyone I want just by changing the name in the client before the wu completes & uploads (stopping the client of course to make the name/number change). And if i enter a name/team # combo that doesn't currently exist in stanford stats, then i have just created a new user.

If you were to pick a new name to fold under at hcf, your old id would stay in the stats and your new id would start from 0. Then you could pass yourself! :ph34r:
 

Amon

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 8, 2007
Messages
718
Location
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Alrighty then. With the new laptop and my main PC running ostensibly 24 hours a day, I'm folding much, much faster--from 2 work units to 8 in almost a week. Here are some PPD stats:
PC: about 125 points per day @ 24/7
laptop: about 250 points per day, per core (500 total) @ 16/7

To the E6600 owners: watch out! :thumb:
 

pscout

Fallen Folder
Joined
Mar 24, 2007
Messages
375
Location
folding in GTA
I see we have a new team mate - 'thebone' ?

Welcome to the team :bananafunky::bananafunky::bananafunky:

Let Gav know your HCF id so he can fix you up with an HCF folding logo :biggrin:
 

belgolas

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Joined
May 9, 2007
Messages
4,205
Location
St. Thomas, Ontario
Well I just started and I think it is working.WU End is Nov 6. It is only using 25% of my cpu speed. Using the Graphical Client. User Name is Old_Ladies. O.K. Now it is up to OCT 7 for WU END.
 
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pscout

Fallen Folder
Joined
Mar 24, 2007
Messages
375
Location
folding in GTA
Well I just started and I think it is working.WU End is Nov 6. It is only using 25% of my cpu speed. Using the Graphical Client. User Name is Old_Ladies.
Welcome to the team! :biggrin:

The unicore client will only use 1 core since it is single threaded.

While the graphical client is easiest to install, it is also prone to open gl conflicts with other app's. Still, not a bad way to get started. With a single unicore instance on your quad you are probably only gonna get about 10-15% of your quad's potential.

Once you get comfortable with folding you may want to switch to a higher performance configuration. We can give you a hand when/if you want to switch. Best to startup a new thread of your own here when you do.

I find it hard to keep on top of situations/progress when we get several of these activities going in 1 thread and it is easy to miss single posts.
 

4DoorGTZ

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Joined
Mar 23, 2007
Messages
732
Location
Calgary, AB
Not a new folder, but have been absent. Just bought a PS3 and threw Folding on it for kicks. Should boost me in the pts fairly soon :)
 

sswilson

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Staff member
Joined
Dec 9, 2006
Messages
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Location
Moncton NB
Not a new folder, but have been absent. Just bought a PS3 and threw Folding on it for kicks. Should boost me in the pts fairly soon :)
Great to see you back!!!!

We missed your points when you headed off, but they certainly got us kick started when we needed it.
 
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