Seti goal...is this bad?

joecool85

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I have a goal that by the end of the year I want to have 50 units done...I know, thats nothing...but its just that I am crunching on my PB and its gets wicked hot, so i normally only run it here and there...its my only machine and i don't want it to fry. Right now I have 11 units done and it took me like..a couple months :-(
 

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joecool85 said:
I have a goal that by the end of the year I want to have 50 units done...I know, thats nothing...but its just that I am crunching on my PB and its gets wicked hot, so i normally only run it here and there...its my only machine and i don't want it to fry. Right now I have 11 units done and it took me like..a couple months :-(
That sounds like a good goal..

Does putting your Laptop upside down help keep the heat rising out of the system?

My Dell laptop from work is sitting upside down when running Folding@home and seems to keep the temperatures down. I am going to pull one of my Folding computers away from F@H and put it back into production for SETI. I have been doing SETI crunching since 99, and I want to show my face on their network from time to time.

Good luck with your goal!!
 

joecool85

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Haha, I'm only up to 14 Units now, BUT summer just started for me so I can set my PB to crunch numbers while I'm around the apt.
 

clayj

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He used to work for Microsoft. :eek:
Yup, I used to work for what many of you would consider the Evil Empire. (Although I do not in any way consider Microsoft to be evil. I think they do a really good job writing software that has to run on a virtual infinitude of hardware combinations. They make some questionable decisions from time to time, but so does everyone else.)
 

trainguy77

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clayj said:
Yup, I used to work for what many of you would consider the Evil Empire. (Although I do not in any way consider Microsoft to be evil. I think they do a really good job writing software that has to run on a virtual infinitude of hardware combinations. They make some questionable decisions from time to time, but so does everyone else.)
Do you currently fold for us? If not do you want to join?
 

clayj

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trainguy77 said:
Do you currently fold for us? If not do you want to join?
Nope, I'm done with distributed computing. I ran SETI@home on all of my personal machines (as many as 6 at once) and my work machines (as many as 4 at once) for over 4 years, and frankly I'm burned out on doing it... I was always worrying about whether my machines were running, whether their connection to the Internet was OK, etc....

Thanks for asking, though. :)
 

trainguy77

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clayj said:
Nope, I'm done with distributed computing. I ran SETI@home on all of my personal machines (as many as 6 at once) and my work machines (as many as 4 at once) for over 4 years, and frankly I'm burned out on doing it... I was always worrying about whether my machines were running, whether their connection to the Internet was OK, etc....

Thanks for asking, though. :)
Well with the 68k scipt you don't have to worry about it if you set it to no deadlines. You don't need to run the machines all the time too. We would all love to have you help us out!
 

joecool85

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68k script!

give me this 68k script, I can't find it. I would love to run it on my old 42mhz overclocked Quadra 650!
 

joecool85

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Up to a whopping 23 units done. I've decided that after I take the time to get up to 100 units on my PB, its done. The good news is that I am planning on getting a mac mini and that will run seti 24/7...at least for a while.
 

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joecool85 said:
but its just that I am crunching on my PB and its gets wicked hot, :-(
Have you tried using some brand of laptop cooler pad? I bought a Vantech Lapcool 2 for my HP laptop, dropped the CPU and system temps by >10degF at 100%, and I can actually pick it up after running full bore while charging the battery!

(It used to literally get too hot to touch around the battery and RAM door after that...)
 

joecool85

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49 units completed! I guess 50 by the end of the summer is no problem lol. Now my goal is 100 by the end of the summer. It should happen, might be a little tight, but it would be cool! And with the addition of a 233mhz G3 PM that should help a lot...or some anyway.
 

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The G3 233 will help but I predict it will only have about 7 units by september, I havea sawtooth G4 400 and thats slow imagine a G3 233 :eek:
But it will help.
 

joecool85

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Its actually a 266 G3...and it's taking about 45 hours to crunch a unit. But it does help some. Besides, if the mac minis aren't updated by the end of the summer, the PM is getting a 700mhz sonnet chip and that should put it pretty close to the 16hr/unit my PB is doing. Maybe better since my PB only has 256kb cache and the PM (now) has 512 and will have 1mb if I do the chip. btw, I'm at 74 units done now.

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Now I'm at 124 units done!
 
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