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Hi guys, recently Iv taken an interest in BOINC and F@H, and after successfully setting up F@H, i went to see what BOINC was all about. Anyways, I can say now, BOINC is so much harder to figure out. So first of all, im supposidly running POEM@Home right now, and I set my team to Overclock.net, and my E-mail is ptro001@hotmail.com However when I try to add more projects, It asks for my password and email, so im like OK.. and I cant log in. So i go on the POEM@home webpage and go to my account. There It is all nice and fine. It says I have a weak account key... which im like Huh? because iv seen people where they have full account control keys, so im not sure whats going on. I tried clicking on the forgot my password thing, and when i searched my E-mail for BOINC, it says no such account... mad.gif Ok.. Now what? My CPU is running, but in the task manager, it seems that there are only 6 tasks running for my CPU instead of 8, and my GPUs are only running 30% or less... Whats going on here?
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 4/28/12 at 9:57pm
    
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For each project you have to create a log in name(email) and password. Just make them all the same username so you only have "one" account. Otherwise you will have multiple accounts, which is no fun.

Your username and your login are different. When you attach to a project you,

1 attach through BOINC
2 create an account(for each project)
3 make your username(this is what you will search for to find your points)
4 join team OCN
5 crunch on

I may have missed a step or two, but that is what you need to do for every project you join.

EDIT: some projects use more CPU/GPU usage that others. I personally havnt ran POEM, so maybe someone else can chime in on that. But those GPUs should churn out some points on the MooWrapper project
Edited by goodtobeking - 4/28/12 at 10:09pm
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What about my key? how come I only have a limited access key?
    
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Dont know about that, I never used either of those keys. Sounds like you use it to limit someones access to your account. Which could be cool if done right, but dont know what it does exactly sorry.

What makes you think you have limited access?? Have you tried to join another project, and compare it to that one??
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post #5 of 22
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Yes, I just added Milkyway@Home, it seems different, I think i figured that bit out, but now im confused about another thing. If each catagory, like Milkyway@Home and POEM@Home have different accounts, and say I may have different names because when I set up the first account i was being a noob. Can I change the name of this first one to match my other one? and this NAME"" when they ask, is that what I would enter as my username on Pentathalons?

Also, since im running 2 different projects, is there a disadvantage to that? Can I do that? And How come if the resources are being shared 50 /50 only my GPU's have a WU in Milkyway? I have 8 WUs in POEM for my CPU and 3 on standby for the GPUs, but milkyway only has the 3 GPUs.
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 4/28/12 at 10:29pm
    
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The "name" is what you want your account to be called. A Screen name for say. And to change it, I am not sure I will have to check. I havnt needed to yet.

Some users are plagued with multiple accounts. Personally I havnt had the problem.

As for the Pentathlon, just sign up in the correct thread, and crunch the projects that are scheduled for the event during the times that are posted. Be this is kinda confusing for a new guy, but it is really simple once you figure out what to do.

EDIT: you can easily change the name, just log in to the projects homepage(by clicking on where it says "your account") and once to your page, about half a page down, there is a line that says "Change email address | password | other account info" click on other account info
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Ok i just figured out how to change the name, now assuming they both have the same name, How do I ensure that I dont have multiple accounts? I thought that you needed multiple accounts to run different projects?
    
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post #8 of 22
You create an account for each project, then somehow somewhere they merge into one to make managing easier. I assume sites like BOINCSTATS are the ones that compile the multiple accounts together, but this I am not sure. I linked my personal stats page to show you what it should look like when you search for your stats. You may need to wait a day or two until it shows up, some projects delay the credits they give, and the site has a weird update timing

EDIT what username are you crunching under, when you go to the BOINC program and click on user tab, what does it say for account and team??
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im "Crunching" under username Pentium_4_531_Overclocker and team is Overclock.net (this applies to both of them )
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 4/28/12 at 10:45pm
    
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Well then, give it some time. Like I said, it will take a while to do your first update. Then your hooked lol.

Sounds like your doing ok now, I am out for the night. Have 6 oak trees to plant tomorrow and going to be a busy day if it doesnt rain
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