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It's been a rough start. 3 days of 24/7 folding. Completed 4 WUs (pronounced 'woos') and a whopping 1536 points. I lost an SMP WU @ 80% complete as my significant other shutdown my computer as a favor to me . Automatic updates shut down my laptop last night and paused my WU for 12 hours. Finally, I only added the -smp to my shortcut yesterday so the SMP WU are going 4 x faster now.

So at 508.6 points per day I should be a folding Millionaire in less than 5 1/2 years. That also means that I'll be a folding Billionaire in the year 7397, just about the time when AMD releases Bulldozer and I get a computer upgrade.

I'd appreciate any help I can get...
    
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Originally Posted by steevieweevie;
That also means that I'll be a folding Billionaire in the year 7397, just about the time when AMD releases Bulldozer and I get a computer upgrade.



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After 10 SMP WU's you will get bonus points and should make at least 7000ppd
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Running 24/7 SMP on your 965 should net you like 5-6k PPD, not sure why you're getting so little... give it a bit to update your TPF/PPD?

Unfortunately that's about all you can do to save your PPD. Your 6850 won't be the greatest folder at the moment, but I'm sure it could grab you another 5-10k PPD if you folded with it 24/7. Watch out, that'll destroy your power bill and it'll be hot.
    
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Folding is addictive, you'll start buying hardware just to fold more

I started Folding on an E2200/9600GSO computer and Folding got me hooked bad.
 
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Running 24/7 SMP on your 965 should net you like 5-6k PPD, not sure why you're getting so little... give it a bit to update your TPF/PPD?

Unfortunately that's about all you can do to save your PPD. Your 6850 won't be the greatest folder at the moment, but I'm sure it could grab you another 5-10k PPD if you folded with it 24/7. Watch out, that'll destroy your power bill and it'll be hot.
Thanks for the info. I downloaded the GPU program but it slowed down the CPU SMP program too much. I'll stick with the CPU for now.
    
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did you get yourself a passkey?
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After 10 SMP WU's you will get bonus points and should make at least 7000ppd
that's encouraging. +REP
    
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did you get yourself a passkey?
No, I left it blank in the set-up (I hope that's what you mean...)
    
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You need a passkey for SMP bonuses.

http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-passkey
 
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