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There's not MANY 05'ers left on OCN.
SIGH. We are a dieing breed.
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nitteo was my inspiration to start folding
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I remember the days when I was rocking a 4870x2 and was only getting 5-6k ppd and I thought that was awesome for an ATi card. My room would be scorching hot in the middle of summer and I didn't mind the heat because I left the window open and bought 2 14" floor fans, one aiming at the side of my open case and another for me.

I remember BarnettWorks doing 1.5m ppd on i7 blade servers and one day, the company decided to take them away. I was sad seeing all the servers being dismantled when he posted pictures on OCN.

It's been 2+ years since I last folded and I've moved to a house that I share with my good friend. I can't fold anymore because my friend's wifey is very strict on bills and I don't have the heart to rack up the electric bills.
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Haha, yeah nobody would buy ATI cards because they got terrible PPD. I don't even know if that's changed nowadays, I've stuck with the tried and true Nvidia.

I'm a Jan 08'er but i've been posting since january 08 too.
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I started folding as a means of benchmarking and stability checking. It kinda stuck and still 24/7 folding now. I started with an old pentium d930 that i oc'd 4.0ghz. Back then i had the old X1600 ati card and i'm pretty sure gpu folding wasnt out yet. Thankfully my 1600 blew up and i had to get a 9600GT off a friend of mine. By then i had an E6550 that was doing much better than the d930 and i was folding on both. Oh, and my first recorded wu for ocn was 1/7/07....the rest is history...
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I used to be very active in the F@H forum back in the day, but lately it hasn't been so.

Now that i'm a moderator in this forum, i've been looking at it a bit more. It's come to my attention i don't recognize anyone!

I'll try not to sound ancient here, but i remember very well when we were folding on dual and quad cores, running VMWare in the Linux SMP client. The latest and greatest folding machines were the 8800GT, which got about 4,000 points a day! That was better than almost any CPU could do, there was no bonuses!

I started folding back in 2008 i believe, and it's been slow and steady ever since. I've really never folded on more than one piece of equipment. Started out with my trusty E8400, then when the GPU client came out (CUDA was new!), the 8800s hit the folding market full force. I later upgraded to a GTX 260 core 216 and got 7-8k ppd i believe. Now i'm on a GTX 460 and still only getting 11k ppd.

Over the past 3 years i've got about 4.9 million points. That's on less than 10k ppd for the most part..i'm about to break 5 million.

At one point I was in the top 100! And i never quit folding, everyone else just is faster than me

The past year or so I haven't even checked my stats hardly. I leave the console client open most of the time, that's about it. Couldn't care less about the points to be honest.

So how many of you are old timers? Remember nitteo and how he crashed the OCN servers when big news sites linked to us? Remember WINNING the Chimp Challenge? Remember when EVGA and us were neck and neck? Remember barnettworks, mortimersnerd (nothing against zodac obviously!), the ORIGINAL team competition, and VMWare? The days when OCN as a whole was doing a million points a day, and that was awesome? The days when bigadv didn't exist, bonuses didn't exist, and the only way to get massive amounts of points was getting massive amounts of GPUs, SMPs, Blade servers, or all of the above?

I can't be the only one
I remember, good times my old friend
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Hmm, all this thread is missing is Blitz waving his cane, yelling get off my lawn!

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hey wierdo u also forgeting GIBSONOVA gpu farm, which i got to see in action
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I'm fairly new to OCN, and only started folding under a username (any and my own) in Jan this year. I started folding with a P4 2.0GHz Sckt 478, so you can imagine how much PPD that would get i can't remember the date though, but it was a few years ago, when i was at colledge with free electricty and internet. i think it was '05 or '06. Pc was always on despite the lack of production
I started folding as anonyous for team 'default'
Then a friend of mine asked me to insert his username so he could climb up the ranks a little faster in a small team named portugal@folding. Since i never had a single point under my username, i decided to fold a few untis with my username before accepting his idea. it was '07. I folded under his username for about 2 years, until i got myself a state of the art i7-920, wich end up in ashes 3 weeks later
I stopped folding in late '09 and all 2010 and went back to production a couple of days after i joined OCN, after someone, can't remember who, kindly suggested that i put my little Athlon II X2 a few days folding to see if my OC was stable
Then i met the community, and stayed more addicted than ever

I have to admit than i was unfamiliar with all this SMP and GPU clients. I knew that the 8800GTS were beasts back in the day, and a 2 threaded CPU would have to run 2 instances of the unicore client to maximize production (or so i was told...), but i had never heard of bigadv for instance
F@H come a long way since '05
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