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I used to.fold alot back in the day and just have recently gotten back into it...I have never used a passkey before...what Are the benifits to using one??
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For the SMP client (cpu) after 10 completed units with the passkey you start to receive bonus points depending on completion time.
Passkey request here

It is well worth having one if you plan on folding with your CPU which can get you anywhere between 15k-33k PPD.
Edited by LiLChris - 1/1/11 at 10:56am
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What is a passkey?

The passkey, a new feature beginning with the v6.0 FAH client, is a unique identifier that ties your contributions directly to you (not just those with your username). The use of a passkey prevents others from cheating using your name. Obtain a passkey from our web site (see below), enter it when you configure the client, and the client and servers will do the rest. You should keep your passkey secret.

Note: The CPU, SMP, and GPU clients support the use of a passkey, in both the command line and grahpical client versions. The PS3 client does not use a passkey, but we plan to add that option in the future.
From the Stanford website.
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Is there a way to add the Passkey after the SMP client is set up?? Or do I need to re-configure it after this work unit is done??
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Is there a way to add the Passkey after the SMP client is set up?? Or do I need to re-configure it after this work unit is done??
reconfigure it now, and restart the client. It'll complete the WU, and count towards the bonus points
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reconfigure it now, and restart the client. It'll complete the WU, and count towards the bonus points
But if I reconfigure it now I will lose the current work unit correct?? I am 76% the way through a 6052 WU....***...lol
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But if I reconfigure it now I will lose the current work unit correct?? I am 76% the way through a 6052 WU....***...lol
No not at all, the WU stores the data in the "work" folder. All you're doing is altering the client.cfg file, to provide the core with the right info for when your WU is compete
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very nice got it to work...thank you so much....Now that I have my passkey set up...is there a way to track the PPD besides just looking my my totals everyday??
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That's what HFM is for. It will tell you the PPD you're making for the current WU.
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very nice got it to work...thank you so much....Now that I have my passkey set up...is there a way to track the PPD besides just looking my my totals everyday??
A few ways to track it.

HFM - Program that tracks PPD & Stats
FAHmon - Same as HFM but with less detail, UI looks nicer.

EOC - Strider_2001 - Updates every 3 hours
F@H Official Stats - Strider_2001 - Updates every hour

Enjoy.
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