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Jinx

7,087 posts

165 months

Thursday 16th September 2010
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I haven't got a PS3 but I'm quite happy to leave my PC running this (recently upgraded to a 5 series ATi card so the GPU2 stuff should work) . I'll set it up tonight and see how it goes.

Silent1

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19,430 posts

140 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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5 of us folding and we're already ranked 48336 of 187432!

CrashTD

1,788 posts

109 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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I started off with the best intentions but I have already broken it.

It looks like everything will be fine once I restart but can somebody help please.

Thanks,


Jinx

7,087 posts

165 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Any idea why I can't get a work unit - continually requests one but comes back with the no appropiate work units available?

RussellG

612 posts

90 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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I have just installed this on my gaming pc my gpu might aswell help out rather than sit idle.
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twinturboz

1,055 posts

83 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Joined too.

Silent1

Original Poster:

19,430 posts

140 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Jinx said:
Any idea why I can't get a work unit - continually requests one but comes back with the no appropiate work units available?
Leave it running, it seems that the server the UK pcs get connected to is having some connection issues.

v1paul

723 posts

81 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Might aswell join this because my playstation barely ever gets used these days. Got a couple of questions though, does it use much of my internet download limit? Also what's the longest I should leave my PS3 doing this before it starts having problems? Because if I leave it on overnight I will probably forget to turn it off in the day and I might do that for a few days in a row.

Ballistic Banana

14,620 posts

172 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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v1paul said:
Might aswell join this because my playstation barely ever gets used these days. Got a couple of questions though, does it use much of my internet download limit? Also what's the longest I should leave my PS3 doing this before it starts having problems? Because if I leave it on overnight I will probably forget to turn it off in the day and I might do that for a few days in a row.
yeah i have left mine for about 3 days now boxedin

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Silent1

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19,430 posts

140 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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They can run forever doing it, there's no limits. As for bandwidth, the most they can use is 40mb a day, but on average it's closer to 4mb a day.

v1paul

723 posts

81 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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I've downloaded it on my laptop now but I'm not really sure if its working or not. Will probably try with my ps3 tomorrow.

MadRob6

3,509 posts

125 months

Friday 17th September 2010
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Joined with both PS3 and PC.

recalluk

777 posts

141 months

Saturday 18th September 2010
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Joined on PS3 first unit should be ip today.

BerksJack

1,155 posts

71 months

Saturday 18th September 2010
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[/quote] I'm almost ashamed to think that you were taking the piss when you said the PS3 was helping out with finding cures for the desease mentioned!

However I have read up and its a good cause so I have joined the team and my PS3 is doing something or other for the next few hours. I'm going to leave it on overnight and see what happens.


[/quote]

To be honest i thought the exact same thing until i read a couple of the links. My wifes uncles died from Parkinsons last year and it would be nice to think that we are contributing to finding a cure to some of these awful diseases.

BerksJack

1,155 posts

71 months

Saturday 18th September 2010
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Not sure what happened with the quote??

Forgot to say that i have joined the PH team aswell


BerksJack

voyds9

5,629 posts

188 months

Saturday 18th September 2010
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I'm in

Dave^

4,457 posts

158 months

Saturday 18th September 2010
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used to do this on my media pc... but wont run on my nas box... don't really want to leave my ps3 on for an extra 8hours a day, it's a shame you can't fold while streaming video...

Silent1

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19,430 posts

140 months

Sunday 19th September 2010
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Is it down for everyone else too?
Seems we must have cured cancer, go PH

StormLoaded

883 posts

84 months

Sunday 19th September 2010
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it was down about this time yesterday too - took about an hour of failed attempts to upload some results

i see we are up to about 30'000th now aswell. not bad going already smile

~ edit, mind most of our score seems to be down to Russell, i think he's going for the nobel peace prize hehe
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Edited by StormLoaded on Sunday 19th September 16:30

Silent1

Original Poster:

19,430 posts

140 months

Sunday 19th September 2010
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Anyone else just got a new work unit that's quoting 1day 16 hours?!!