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post #361 of 1815 Old 04-08-2007, 10:31 AM
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Holy Crap...I just jumped all the way into 10th place.
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tindizzle: you need to step it up... we need more WU damnit!!!

I've been producing the same amout, just everyone else is stepping up Congrats to the new leaders :P

Hopefully we'll hit 1,000,000 points within 24 hours!!!! Good work everyone!
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933,479 - Almost there!

"Although I am already in my pyjamas."
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Wow, congrats everyone. It is pretty amazing how fast we have moved up compared to other groups with sometimes 2 or 3 times the number of users.

Now stop pushing me further down the leaderboard!!
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Wow, congrats everyone. It is pretty amazing how fast we have moved up compared to other groups with sometimes 2 or 3 times the number of users.

Now stop pushing me further down the leaderboard!!

lmao. stop pushing you further down the leaderboard? man i am having a hard time holding in the 70s. lol
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well we hit 1 million

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NICE work!!!
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Wow, check out Core_2's progress. +51 spots in the past week.

"Although I am already in my pyjamas."
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+51 for me in a week
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TyrantII is the only PS3 ONLY folder that is ahead of me, but there are a couple that are right with me.

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Nice +62 for me in a week SMP really gives you some points!!!! Our team is pretty hot right now!!
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Fire up those PS3s and whatever else you got! DL.TV is catching up with us (sorta :P)!
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Heh I am thinking of turning off my PS3 from folding and leaving my desktop to fold 24/7. Desktop folding SMP gets more PPD than the PS3 and easily uses 50% less power compared to the PS3. (I think my desktop system averages about 60-80 watts under full load. I should pull out that watt measuring device lol)

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I measured one of my PS3s was using something like 176 watts with my watt-o-meater.
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Wow so my desktop only uses maybe 35-45% of the power the PS3 uses. I should build another mobile on desktop system. Have a spare Core Duo (Intel T2400) lying around, unfortunately don't have an extra motherboard.

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Fire up those PS3s and whatever else you got! DL.TV is catching up with us (sorta :P)!

dude... they have over 600 people. just hope they dont wake up.
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I switched over from the Slickdeals.net team about a week ago with two desktop systems. They are only Athlon 64's so its slow going with just 3 WU so far. HOWEVER, I just picked up my PS3 today and am downloading the 1.60 update right now. I couldn't fight the urge to be format neutral any longer. Got mine at Target so I could get the $59, 3 year warranty; just bring it back and we'll replace it. Can't be that, especially with all the folding use it will get.

I think I'm in 151st place right now. Going to try and move up the leaderboard

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dude... they have over 600 people. just hope they dont wake up.

They will FLY past us in a few days.

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I switched over from the Slickdeals.net team about a week ago with two desktop systems. They are only Athlon 64's so its slow going with just 3 WU so far. HOWEVER, I just picked up my PS3 today and am downloading the 1.60 update right now. I couldn't fight the urge to be format neutral any longer. Got mine at Target so I could get the $59, 3 year warranty; just bring it back and we'll replace it. Can't be that, especially with all the folding use it will get.

I think I'm in 151st place right now. Going to try and move up the leaderboard

Welcome....We need all the help we can get I think you will enjoy your PS3.

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Welcome....We need all the help we can get I think you will enjoy your PS3.

Thanks. I look forward to helping the team and continuing to help this wonderful research program. The PS3 will mainly get used for movies and folding. I'll throw in some gaming at times as well.

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They will FLY past us in a few days.

maybe... but i dont think they have the staying power.

i know i am not stopping till i hit #1 in the team. it will only take me 16 weeks at this time. so you all better keep folding lol.
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maybe... but i dont think they have the staying power.

i know i am not stopping till i hit #1 in the team. it will only take me 16 weeks at this time. so you all better keep folding lol.

You might pass me... the wife got a new enclosed cabinet that I need to keep the component in so... until I figure out some alternate cooling one of the ps3's isn't going to be folding. It is unbelievable how hot it gets inside the cabinet with the door closed.

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You might pass me... the wife got a new enclosed cabinet that I need to keep the component in so... until I figure out some alternate cooling one of the ps3's isn't going to be folding. It is unbelievable how hot it gets inside the cabinet with the door closed.

We live in Florida so the A/C is almost always running....But when I'm at work my wife turns the thermostat up to 78F and turns off all the ceiling fans & closes the cabinet door to my tower (I leave it open to keep cool).....Some people will never understand.....

What CPU temps. is everyone getting running SMP @100% My Core 2 Duo runs around 53C.

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My core duo macbook pro runs at 70c idle so you should be ok
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Jeezz that is rather on the hot side. I heard that some Core Duo mobile laptops can run hot but wow. My Sony Vaio using Core Duo T2600 runs at around 40-45 C at idle.

I also have a desktop based on Intel's mobile CPU with a low RPM fan on it so basically no noise from the system. When it was using the Core Duo T2400 overclocked a little, it ran at an amazingly low temperature of 20 Celsius under full load. (Standard speed for T2400 is 1.86 Ghz, I pushed it to 2.2 Ghz) However about a week ago I swapped in the T7400 Core 2 Duo, that really pushed the temperature up, of course overclocked. Stock speed is rated at 2.16 Ghz, currently it is running at 2.73 Ghz. At 2.73 Ghz under full load it is at about 47-48 Celsius. Quite a big difference in temperature but given that it is a lot higher of an overclock and still stable, quite nice. I'm sure I could push it even faster but I find it quite adequate at the current speed.

I don't know if it rivals the desktop version, Conroe in actual performance. But speed wise (gigahertz), it is comparable. For Folding @ Home, it crunches the SMP stuff fast. Usually averaging depending on the protein job, between 12-16 min per frame. With the older Core Duo, it took on average between 23-27 min per frame... significant difference. Perhaps I'll overclock it more and see how much more time I can shave off per frame.

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You might pass me... the wife got a new enclosed cabinet that I need to keep the component in so... until I figure out some alternate cooling one of the ps3's isn't going to be folding. It is unbelievable how hot it gets inside the cabinet with the door closed.

Id probably go with a push/pull system with a couple of fans in the back. you might even be able to find a thermostat that you could apply to the back of the ps3 to tell you the temp.

i might pass ya in 8 or 9 weeks lol.
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Id probably go with a push/pull system with a couple of fans in the back. you might even be able to find a thermostat that you could apply to the back of the ps3 to tell you the temp.

i might pass ya in 8 or 9 weeks lol.


Yup that is what I was considering. Maybe a fan or two on the top back blowing out and a fan or two on the bottom back blowin in with a temperature sensor at the top. I just need to find the stuff.

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My two week old "Made in Japan" model appears to have eaten a bullet...it was telling me it needed to format the drive (or something to that effect) when I turned it on early this morning. I had decided to shut in off last evening since had been powered on and/or folding 24x7 since I brought it home. Anyway, I'll look at it this evening.
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My two week old "Made in Japan" model appears to have eaten a bullet...it was telling me it needed to format the drive (or something to that effect) when I turned it on early this morning. I had decided to shut in off last evening since had been powered on and/or folding 24x7 since I brought it home. Anyway, I'll look at it this evening.

that isnt good. give us an update when you find out something. sorry bout your trouble.
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that isnt good. give us an update when you find out something. sorry bout your trouble.

Strange, but when I came home I turned it on (took it out of standby mode) and the XMB menu came up without a problem - it's folding right now. This is our 2nd 60GB which we've had for two weeks since I was getting tired of toting the other unit between floors just about every day. I would have preferred a 20GB model since it sits next to the wireless router and is mostly used to watch BD, but I gave up looking after a month.

On a side note, I scored a great deal on a replacement. My wife asked me to drop by a local military exchange after work. It's a few miles out of my way, and I rarely shop there these days thanks to Wal-Mart/Best Buy, NewEgg, etc., but she wanted an advertised Mother's Day necklace w/free stuffed "Cherish Bear"...how could I refuse. Anyway, I noticed they had a stack of PS3s and managed to find three 20GBs. I was going to grab one, but I noticed they had a open box 60GB sitting on top of the stack that was discounted 25%. I asked the sales rep, who was also the electronics manager, to open the box so I could go through the contents. Everything was in perfect shape, but I must have given him a funny look when I asked about the missing manual and coupon book because he offered me another 5% discount. Sold! Final total for the 60GB was $419.99 (no sales tax). That's a savings of $210 over the Best Buy price with tax. Schweet! The other PS3 goes back tomorrow...and I had enough to pay for Mother's Day and still have $10 leftover.
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