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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #630 on: July 13, 2009, 04:05:28 PM »
i'm going to ask another stupid question

i'm at no.25 with 3 wu's and a score of 2037

erik is at no.39 with 3 wu's and a score of 52

why is this , and how doe's it come about

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #631 on: July 13, 2009, 08:08:44 PM »
I guess his wus were worth a lot less

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Re: Foldi[email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #632 on: July 14, 2009, 03:48:08 AM »
With a score that low, it's more likely that some of the units weren't completed properly, and partial credit was given.
computeruler is right though, some units are worth a lot more than others, wither because they're more valuable, take longer, or require more resources.  I don't know how small the smallest unit is without checking, but I know they range up to 25000 points for one very large, very rare unit.  There are larger units available for beta testers too I believe,

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #633 on: July 20, 2009, 02:52:59 PM »
I'm almost in the top 10, I can't believe it...
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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #634 on: July 20, 2009, 03:35:18 PM »
very good quantos you must have a powerful pc

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #635 on: July 20, 2009, 03:42:59 PM »
Yes, I rather wonder what Quantos is running, because your 2.4 Gigahertz system is nothing of which to be ashamed, Harry - the only deal is that it's a single core processor.  These young lads with their dual and quad cores and graphics cards are just tearin' up the work units! 


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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #636 on: July 20, 2009, 03:59:56 PM »
very good quantos you must have a powerful pc

I'm just running my laptop, SMP core.
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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #637 on: July 20, 2009, 07:43:37 PM »
Well I tried to fold again but its not going so well.  The stupid high performance clients wont work and my gpu is a 4650 temporarily 

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #638 on: July 22, 2009, 12:52:53 PM »
AEGIS , is there any point in me up grading my pc to dual core and also my graphics card the pc is about 4 years of age going well

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #639 on: July 22, 2009, 01:08:28 PM »
The "going well" part makes me want to advise, just let it run, Harry.

If you are able to perform, with no problems, the day-to-day tasks for which you use the computer, be it Internet use, word processing, watching videos, balancing your checkbook, listening to music, or "making/burning" discs, or whatever, then you're fine.

The first area in which you'll probably notice the computer's "age" will be, I'm guessing, the Internet, as the 'net continues to become more and more graphics-intensive.  (I've no specific time frame in mind.)

If you were a big "gamer," the intensity of gaming graphics demand more and more processing power from the computer.

The advantage of waiting to buy a new system is that you continue to get more value for your pound, as processing power increases.

Any "folding" contribution is significant and welcome.  If you arrive at a conscious decision on your part, for example, to process more "folding" work units, then you'll need a better system.  As I mentioned in another post, your current system is quite respectable.

The other factor, down the line, is parts failure.  A CD-ROM or DVD drive replacement is fairly inexpensive on a desktop computer, and no cause to replace the entire system.  Same with a hard drive.  A motherboard failure gets you to the point where you might decide on a whole new system...or if enough individual components fail at the same time.

(I once had a laptop's video, hard drive and CD drive all quit around the same time.  The replacement / repair of any two might have been worth it, but all three going -- less expensive to buy a new laptop.)


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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #640 on: July 22, 2009, 01:21:58 PM »
ok thank you i will keep what i have and crawl along but its fast enough for me , i have already replaced the mother board but a lighting strike caused that

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #641 on: July 22, 2009, 04:01:15 PM »
Yes, I agree with Aegis. your PC is better then my desktop, if it makes you feel better about your situation. ::) :)
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #642 on: July 22, 2009, 04:10:32 PM »
what you both have said doe's make me feel better about it , only i wish i could do more with it , but i'm

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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #643 on: August 08, 2009, 01:48:30 AM »
I made it to 8, look out guys.

<edit>   I think I mean move it boys and girls, don't be letting an upstart like me into the top 5, do something to block me.  </edit>
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Re: [email protected] Computer Hope team
« Reply #644 on: August 08, 2009, 10:24:12 AM »
My wus keep going back to 0.  I hate it when that happens.  I need more oc so they finish faster!