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  1. Changing what the badges represent, because of an increase in computational power, makes sense. That said, rather than grandfather old badges all people should be re-assigned the appropriate badge for what the badge presents at the present time. It's sort of like inflation. If someone has 1,000 $ they made years ago, and stuffed under their mattress, you'd not call them a millionaire now, because they made the money before. By today's standards that amount of money\points is just less significant. It'd be nice to see consistency in regards to what the badges mean as of "today". Money, used in
  2. tortoise That sounds like a neat setup. I thought about building my folding space heater using one of those older Xeons + new Chinese boards. I cheaped out and ended up upgrading one of those old flat office desk PCs I already had to a Q9550 + RX 550 for the task. It makes your setup look pretty good Most people won't get it, but I'm pretty pleased with it*. It wasn't overly expensive, it's not that loud, and it keeps the room warmer. It's almost like there are different groups of people in this event, who are playing different games. When I look at the daily lists I look
  3. Someone asked what the minimum hardware speed for this even was. I took a kick at the cat at providing the minimum hardware speed that would get you: 20 Days with activity AND 500,000 Points AND 40 WU in 30 days time. I wasn't trying to speak to: The best bang for the buck, the most power efficient, the oldest hardware you can fold on (this is already listed on the folding web page), and so on..
  4. I would hope so (see below). I was hoping, as a technical community, people would realize that some older high end hardware could be more powerful than more modern slower hardware. Rather than just thinking "it must be newer than ___ hardware . I was giving ___ hardware as a relative performance point people could compare against.
  5. My E5400, when both cores are used, will complete a work unit each day, but it runs about 3K points a day. 3K points x 30 days in the event = 90K points which is far from the 500K point minimum. Why I pointed out the points minimum as being a problem for this type of CPU and said nothing about WU issues. My RX 550 on the other hand takes about 16 hours to do a work unit. 30days x 24 hours / 16 hours a unit = 45 units, barely fast enough to exceed the 40. A GT 710 is much slower and would not put out 40 units in 30 days (when I tried a GT710 it gave me a 3 days ETA to complete one w
  6. I've been playing with low end stuff, so I have a pretty good guess. Assuming your PC is run 24x7 and you have minimal issues getting\sending WUs: Confirmed too slow: GT 710 - Won't complete enough work units or meet the "20 days of activity" requirements Core 2 CPU - Won't generate enough points in 30 days Guessed Minimums: First gen i5 or better. The CPU should easily complete enough work units, but the points will be close AMD RX 550 \ Nvidia 1030 or better. The cards will easily make the points limit, but the required number of WUs and 20 days o
  7. It's almost that time of day again Time to see how much further down the ranks I've slid.
  8. lol. this ^ I am also using my PCs to heat a room, so I was noticing the same thing.
  9. Sorry. I'm tired and didn't ready your first reply properly Edit I think I got it working! Thank you for the help @Eigenvektor Edit 2: If anyone is in the same boat here is roughly what I did. I tried a lot of things, so I'm guessing what actually worked. Later I might take a clean install and confirm these steps: Download: amdgpu-pro-20.10-1028677-ubuntu-18.04 from here: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-lin-20-10-early-preview extract: amdgpu-pro-20.10-1028677-ubuntu-18.04 edit: /etc/
  10. in FAHcontrol the GPU slot always says "ready" and no work unit downloads, no matter how long you wait. I'm also pretty sure 192.0.2.1 is not a valid work server; it's something that FAH assigns to cards that it doesn't like. I had a GT 710 that had the same problem. In that case I needed to manually assign GPU or cuda index to 0 (and remember which), and then a proper work server was assigned and it started folding. ETA for that one work unit was three days though, so the GT 710 ended up in the bin, and I'm trying a RX 550
  11. Edit: Issue resolved. Here is what I did to get this working... I tried a lot of things, so I'm guessing what actually worked. Later I might take a clean install and confirm these steps: Download: amdgpu-pro-20.10-1028677-ubuntu-18.04 from here: https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-lin-20-10-early-preview extract: amdgpu-pro-20.10-1028677-ubuntu-18.04 edit: /etc/os-release (can use: sudo nano /etc/os-release to do so) changing ID=linuxmint to ID=ubuntu changing VERSION_ID="19.1" to VERSION_ID="18.04"
  12. Got a RX 550 in the mail today ( 550?! I know.. but beggars can't be choosers ). Does anyone know of a good guide for settings up an AMD card in an Ubuntu derivative? For opencl\folding that is. The kernel drivers work great for the desktop and games but I don't think it'll fold that way
  13. This isn't the case. I have an old HP computer I was planning to turn into a space heater for this event. It's old, so I don't care if it's run hard and something happens to it. The core 2 CPU in it only folds are about 3K points per day. Even if I let it run 24x7 for the whole event I wouldn't make the required points limit. Money is tight, but I thought I'd try and put a bit into this old machine to see if I could make it work, so I bought a Q9550 and a low profile RX 550 for it.
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