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Been getting a mixed bag of big and non-big WU for the last week, I also have a heck of a problem uploading finished bigadvs, takes sever retries by the client over several hours. Last one was completed 14h ago and hasn't been successfully sent yet, but I got another one sent away 30min before that completed ~7h earlier (and picked up a 6900).

Ouch. PPD killer. You think it maybe has anything to do maybe with your ISP? I had a 6903 finish @ 12:30 am PST and upload By 1:03 Am. Had my points logged on Stanfords site at the next (2 am) update.
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Perhaps some to do with that, though I've been fine for a couple of years (~1 year with folding bigadv) and using the same ISP and everything. But it's mobile and recently the quality of the mobile network has taken a turn for the worse since this spring, dropping connection (both for speaking and internet) but nothing like that when uploading, of the times I've watched it.

Yep, it flushes down bonus points down the drain like this.
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Perhaps some to do with that, though I've been fine for a couple of years (~1 year with folding bigadv) and using the same ISP and everything. But it's mobile and recently the quality of the mobile network has taken a turn for the worse since this spring, dropping connection (both for speaking and internet) but nothing like that when uploading, of the times I've watched it.

Yep, it flushes down bonus points down the drain like this.
Do you not have broadband or even DSL there?
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What's the longest you guys have gone without getting one? Because I haven't gotten one for a little over a week, which makes me think I might have configured something incorrectly.
 
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What's the longest you guys have gone without getting one? Because I haven't gotten one for a little over a week, which makes me think I might have configured something incorrectly.
Really its all luck of the draw. I got one like 4 days ago then went to smp (on purpose) since then. My TC capt is on like his 5th 6904 in a row. But make sure your core hack is working in your Linux distro. You should see 8 cores in the system monitor. Then make sure you are running "-smp 4 -bigadv" If you have both of those you'll get one.
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I finally got a 6900 yesterday after not getting one for a couple of days
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Do you not have broadband or even DSL there?
Nope. Basically we live out in the bush (not really, but Internet wise it's like that) and didn't even have a phone line a few weeks ago, I think the previous owner cut the cable that went to our house or something. ch

And the whole reason we reinstalled a line was so that we could get DSL, it sounded like "Yeah, sure we just connect the cable here and there and we shall see what kind of speed you want". And then, when it was installed they tell us there are no more room to install another subscriber in the substation.

Anyways, trying a new ISP for mobile broadband (what load of bollocks to call that broad...) to see if things improve.
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Really its all luck of the draw. I got one like 4 days ago then went to smp (on purpose) since then. My TC capt is on like his 5th 6904 in a row. But make sure your core hack is working in your Linux distro. You should see 8 cores in the system monitor. Then make sure you are running "-smp 4 -bigadv" If you have both of those you'll get one.
Thank you for this. I never thought to take a look at the system monitor... I only have 4 cores, so I must have done something wrong. Now I know why I haven't been getting those bigger WUs...
 
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Thank you for this. I never thought to take a look at the system monitor... I only have 4 cores, so I must have done something wrong. Now I know why I haven't been getting those bigger WUs...
Haha. Glad to help. Which core hack did you use? If you used the one from Jedi's guide you have to re do the hack each time you restart. I recommend the one digi did.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...adv-p6903.html

It automatically applies the hack at startup.

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Haha. Glad to help. Which core hack did you use? If you used the one from Jedi's guide you have to re do the hack each time you restart. I recommend the one digi did.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...adv-p6903.html

It automatically applies the hack at startup.

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I used Jedi's T.T
 
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