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post #51 of 85
BoincStats seems REALLY slow lately updating things... (like two or three days?)

Also, other stats places don't even show WCG it seems...

What a pain...

Nevertheless, I see my WCG scores improving, although nothing near others...

LOL!

Rock on!

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Edited by Tex1954 - 11/19/12 at 6:03am
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post #52 of 85
We just pulled into 9th place!!!

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Keep up the crunching and we should be able to maintain a top 10 finish
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I'm loving the GPU tasks. Can be run in an awesomely short amount of time even at stock speeds, so i can turn my PC into an almost silent crunching rig biggrin.gif
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There are about 42 folks outputting WCG points and the top 30 or so doing over 1000/day.

Soo, figure 30 vs. all of the others and we doing some major points.

Would be nice if we had more volunteers, but that's okay....

Team is doing real well considering!!!

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PS: Sure I could do a little better, but for the life of me, no matter what I do, can't get ANY nvidia app_onfo to work... Yes, I've tried everything...
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PS: Sure I could do a little better, but for the life of me, no matter what I do, can't get ANY nvidia app_onfo to work... Yes, I've tried everything...

I believe you Tex, we all know you are not a BOINC newbie tongue.gif

I was breaking my head since the GPU did not accept any work at all as well, but i managed to make it work deleting the project, deleting the folder in BOINC/projects, then re-adding on the manager.
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There are about 42 folks outputting WCG points and the top 30 or so doing over 1000/day.
Soo, figure 30 vs. all of the others and we doing some major points.
Would be nice if we had more volunteers, but that's okay....
Team is doing real well considering!!!
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PS: Sure I could do a little better, but for the life of me, no matter what I do, can't get ANY nvidia app_onfo to work... Yes, I've tried everything...

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I believe you Tex, we all know you are not a BOINC newbie tongue.gif
I was breaking my head since the GPU did not accept any work at all as well, but i managed to make it work deleting the project, deleting the folder in BOINC/projects, then re-adding on the manager.

I had to do the same. I removed WCG from BOINC Manager re-added the project and copy and pasted the app_info.xml into the newly created folder
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I believe you Tex, we all know you are not a BOINC newbie tongue.gif
I was breaking my head since the GPU did not accept any work at all as well, but i managed to make it work deleting the project, deleting the folder in BOINC/projects, then re-adding on the manager.

Tried that a couple times...

Only thing I can figure is something wrong with app_info files I've tried and modified and such... maybe brain fart in progress on my end...

LOL!

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I had to do the same. I removed WCG from BOINC Manager re-added the project and copy and pasted the app_info.xml into the newly created folder

Do you really have to add an app.info file? I have never bothered to modify those, but i also use my CPU for folding right now.
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Do you really have to add an app.info file? I have never bothered to modify those, but i also use my CPU for folding right now.

I don't believe you need an app_info file if you are just running one task. The fist time I tried a GPU task, I still had to remove and re-add the project before BOINC realized I needed the GPU application downloaded into the WCG folder.


I just tried adding some extra crunching power in the form of my friends macbook air. Apparently these things are heat monsters....running 4 threads sends the i5 over 100C and throttles it down to 800mhz. I tried one core with the temps in the high 80s with it still throttling half the time.

It seems if you want to do any type of serious CPU work, don't get a macbook air as you probably won't even get the stock CPU speed, let alone the turbo boost speed for the CPU
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Is the i5 an Sandy/Ivy or something older?
If it is, try to run PrimeGrid PPS (LLR) or Sophie Germain (LLR) just for the giggles and see how the Mac just boils, melts and vanishes in to thin Air.
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