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  1. @bishop 245 Nope! it would've taken me so long, I'm not sure that I could afford the power bills!
  2. Woo-hoo! 10 million and the top 20! I've hit my goal! Time to dial it back a bit. After 3 months of elevated power bills, I'm going to draw down my active boxes to just 2. Particularly since warmer weather is finally coming to Utah, making it more difficult to keep things cool around here. I'm going to find out how difficult it's going to be keeping 2 video cards from different manufacturers running in the same case (MSI 7770 & Asus 7790) I'll probably upgrade the MSI, just so I can take advantage of the Asus OC program, as modest as it is. Anybody else have any experience with that? Or do most folks just run one high-powered graphics card?
  3. I came in Nov. 2003, but I was away for quite a while, just recently coming back aboard the folding train.
  4. In the past, I've had issues similar to what you're stating (not with Folding, just in general) and found that they went away after installing the OEM drivers, either downloaded or off the disc. Perhaps this might fix it? My standard approach with new vid cards is to take the 'generic' driver straight from either Nvidia or AMD and use it. If I get issues, then I'll de-install and put on the OEM software. Just a suggestion, if you haven't tried that yet.
  5. Thanks for the heads-up on that driver, road-runner! I have two systems (out of a remaining four) that can benefit from that upgrade. After installing the new driver on both, I'm seeing an up-tick in the reported scores for the day (108 - 112k ppd) where they were reporting in the mid to high 90's previously. We'll see how it shakes out over the next week! I'm still getting hit with 1.5 to 2 day WU's, causing my scores to move up and down the weekly chart like a butterfly!
  6. pdbuzz

    Holy schnikes!

    I found that's a good compromise for my work box and folding, too! (Since I'm not a sys admin anymore, I don't have as much say as to what 'can or cannot be' on my box) The browser option lets me utilize an otherwise 'idle' machine without the permanent folding program showing up on a list of installed programs in AD, Tivoli, Unicenter or any other sys management stuff my work uses.
  7. pdbuzz

    Holy schnikes!

    Yeah, those browser units get finished in 9 - 10 mins each, and my shift is 12 hours a work night, so I can end up with anywhere between 55 - 70 and up a night, depending when I remember to turn it on!
  8. pdbuzz

    Holy schnikes!

    Partial work units? Everything my machines are doing finish. When I'm at work, I'll run the Chrome browser app, so on those nights, I'll be popping off several work units a night, is that what you're referring to?
  9. pdbuzz

    Holy schnikes!

    oh well, got to balance the production with the cost! I'll be the next one to 10 mil though!
  10. pdbuzz

    Holy schnikes!

    I just had the largest update of my folding life: 168,755!! In one update! With what I've got in the 'on-deck circle', I may end up with a 200k day! The kicker is I haven't added any new gear or machines. My machines and stuff are calculating out to 95k - 105k PPD on a normal day. I'm thinking that some long, lost bonus points may have found me. Has anyone else seen that happen to them recently? Today?
  11. pdbuzz

    I'm number one!

    @NCC10281982B I clicked on the 'points update' column to re-sort and took a screenshot of that. I know; it's a cheap way to come out on top, but it does so much for my little ego!
  12. pdbuzz

    I'm number one!

    Oh yeah, I've been number 5 on the daily average list for a while. At that particular update, though, I sorted it by the 'update' column. That's how it made me look like 'Numero Uno!!' Yeah, I already know I'll never be number one on the team, but it gave me a chuckle that morning! Anyway, I was just curious if anybody else had been seeing 'day-long' work units. When it hit half of my boxes at once, it can definitely cause some wild swings in the PPD.
  13. pdbuzz

    I'm number one!

    I'm gonna blow my own horn again (on Extreme Overclocking stats, this time) mostly because I've been getting such inconsistent performance lately (particularly yesterday with a whole 15k for the day!) Has anybody else been getting saddled with 'one day (or more) time-to-finish' work units? Right now, I have 3 machines with 4 WU's @ 1.29 days, 1.27 days, and (1.89 & 1.14) days to completion, for a total PPD (right now) across the three of 49k. This seems to happen every other day any more, making my daily performance swing like P!nk on a trapeze!
  14. pdbuzz

    number 1

  15. I've heard number one from both of my parents almost verbatim; the exception is that it's always (to this day) 'foxfire'.
  16. Yeah, I'm seeing things like that too. Where before I was getting a fairly consistent daily rates; they seem to have been replaced with wildly changing projects. My PPD's seem to change significantly from day-to-day anymore.
  17. pdbuzz

    20 MIL!

    Congrats! Woo-hoo!
  18. pdbuzz

    I'm number one!

    I posted on the [email protected] forums regarding the problem a couple of days ago. Dr. Pande has even responded in the thread. https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26015
  19. Just a quick .02 from someone with an MBA and who has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years. RIght now an MBA is a good investment only if you're eventually planning on running your own business. I finished mine 5 years ago at the behest of an employer with whom I'm no longer employed. The reasoning that I was given was '..there's going to be a lot of opportunities coming up for management positions...', and then six months before I graduated, the entire company dynamic on the west coast changed. Restructuring all of the departments and merging two areas. Long story short, don't do it if you're depending on that to get or keep you employed. SE is a great career (my opinion) but I've never been a programmer. 15 years ago when I was just getting back into the swing of computer science, I decided that I would stick with the 'nuts and bolts' of the computing industry, simply because of something that a classmate of mine mentioned (he was from India, BTW) '..once I'm finished, I'll be able to make good money here and "if" they start sending work to India, I can go back and take my experience with me...' and it got me thinking that everything programming would be too easy to move, whereas companies will always need someone to operate the 'machinery' in the US. Things are changing though from the 'export everything' mentality of the mid-00's and I know quite a few programmers and software designers that work great paying jobs in the states. As for being 31; time's going to pass anyway, do you want to be doing what you're doing now or something in software engineering in five years? I know, it sounds like sage advice but look at the big picture; when you're finished in 4-5 years, you've still got 30 years worth of career to look forward to and build on. Cheers! Oh, one quick P.S.: an MBA will definitely help you as an SE to relate what you do to the 'masses' (co-workers, bosses, etc.) and WILL make you a valuable employee in an industry that is WAY overloaded with techies. It's something that I would do 2nd though, rather than 1st.
  20. pdbuzz

    I'm number one!

    @Bosco Several boxes! I got a bug last month when I was digging through the garage and re-animated 3 machines; 2 just needed hard drives; 1 Intel 3220 2.4Ghz Xeon w/ a GT 630 GPU; and 1 Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz that I also put a new video card in: an HD 7700; then I pulled out an old Dell with an Intel i3-2100 3.1Ghz processor that my kids dumped soda into, yanked everything out of it, dishwasher-ed the MB, dried it out, slapped it back together and 'presto!' brand new box! Then I just installed [email protected] on my primary (8-core AMD FX-8350 w/ 7790 GPU), my laptop (an old i7-Q820), and my wife's Win 8 Dell all-in-one, and started pounding away. The advanced control app tells me they'll put out between 105k and 112k ppd. I'm probably only going to run all of them until I hit 10 mil, then dial it back to just mine and the wife's box (@ approx. 62k ppd) and let 'em work. @ccokeman Now that you mentioned it, I see that too! My advanced control is telling me 46k ppd! Waaaahhhh!
  21. pdbuzz

    I'm number one!

    Well, for the 3/16/14 [email protected] update at 2200 MDT...(3/17/14 @ 0400 UTC) ...according to the Kakao Stats page. My biggest update ever! So I thought I would trumpet... alright, you can go back to sleep now.
  22. pdbuzz

    A BILLION POITS

    Oh yeah, I remember taking 9+ months to get to 200k in '04; got back into it over the past month and have done over 10 times that amount in 6 weeks! Smoking! Makes me wonder what the benchmarks will be in another 10 years!
  23. Same thing here. My Chrome and Kaspersky are going bananas in the Forum section. The front page doesn't trigger it, but accessing anything beyond the front page in the forums does. Same warnings as everyone else here; jairam.ca
  24. pdbuzz

    A BILLION POITS

    And here it is! It happened with the 2100 (PDT) update! Congrats everybody!!
  25. pdbuzz

    one billion!

    1 billion
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