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Somebody has got to do them. I haven't monitored my PPD or anything in weeks, I just check on my client in my tray every so often to make sure it's still going strong.

If you're really that competitive, somebody that needs to block a work unit for a game they play, then by all means, do it, but I was never in the fold for points, I was in it to get work done.

Unrelated: PM me if you have time to answer a few questions about your case, Gibson.
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Truth is that a lot people fold for points and the truth is that if the Stanford didnt put points into the game folding wouldn't be as popular as it is, and so on u see people saying fold for the cause, but actually he fold just to overtake someone else team.
I fold for both, for the cause and points, and there a few people that actually fold for cause and not for points.
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By blocking specific WU your hampering the basic reason for F@H. Everybody gets these WU from time to time. Everybody is on the same playing field, so it is not like your loosing ground when you get a 511 point WU, since others are getting them also.

There are legitamate reasons for blocking them though. My kids computer has an 8600GTS, and is on about 6 hours a day. Most WU take around 5 hours to complete, so it does about 1 a day. A 511 point WU takes almost 20 hours! It will not finish the WU by the final deadline, so it would be a waste of electricity and time to do it on that computer. So how do you block them? The last time it got one, I deleted the WU files and downloaded a new one. The time before, I left it on overnight to finish.
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Originally Posted by robbo2 View Post
I agree with you the points system is pretty whack. Don't know how stanford comes up with it but whoever it is needs a good
This thread has a good explaination on how PPD is calculated.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...explained.html

I am assuming that ATI cards are handling these low PPD work units a lot better by doing them quicker, thus the low PPD for nvidia.
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and for those that are using nvidia cards to fold. here is a thread to help you accept the new point assignments.

http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-ppd-drop.html
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As stated in the other nVidia thread, everyone is getting hammered by this. So, your PPD drop is everyone elses PPD drop, so everyone is still even.
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thanks nitteo. thats also another way to look at it.
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Hack I was about to write what nitteo did^^
All teams get the WUs so the competition is still even.

I remember reading the Threads with fanboys complaining that GPU2 runs only on ATi, back in mid of the year.
And now is NV still doing better than Ati.
But people are unhappy again.

480 points WU been for beta and stability testing.
511 Point WUs are good science.
Has f@h become less about science than e-penis?
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aren't the 384 pointers also for science?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nafljhy View Post
aren't the 384 pointers also for science?
year they are ;o)

[EDIT]
btw: both kinds (384P, 511P) do around 1800 PPD on my HD3870
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