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I've taken Aivas47a's idea and run with it. If you're interested in joining this team, all you have to do is put the team number in your configuration screen.
Team number: 80856
Link to the download

UPDATE 5/3/08:

When this team was started, all of our members were completely new to this project. We fumbled around for a while, trying out many (if not all) of the different client options. We've, collectively, learned quite a bit about the various clients now, and would like to offer some helpful tips for those of you who are just getting started.

 

First, let me stress that this team has just one purpose; to help the scientists at Stanford University research the causes, and hopefully, the cures to todays terrible diseases. We can only do this as a team! There is not one individual on this team that is more valued or “higher ranking” than any other. We are all contributing towards the same goal. We ask that you treat the other members with respect. Many of us have become friends, and will engage in friendly “trash-talking”, but it's all in good fun. We all just want to do everything we can to get Stanford the results they need.

 

OK, now on with the helpful tips:

 

  1. Post any questions or ideas in this forum. We have some experience on this team at this point, so take advantage of it. There is no such thing as a dumb question. Every member of this team has, at some point, run into a glitch or two. I guarantee that if you have a question about folding, one of your teammates will have the answer or all of us will go looking for it.

  2. Don't be discouraged by a “point gap” between yourself and your teammates. Every member is vital to this projects success. Whether you contribute 1 point per day, or 20,000 points per day, your contribution is valued and recognized. Remember, some of us have been at this for a while and have racked up some points...so will you! :)

  3. Try to get the most out of your PC by using the best client for your machine.

    (Note: I will be listing the Windows clients below but there are equivalent clients for both Linux and Mac users)

    1. If you're using a single core processor, you should use one these 2 clients:

      1. Windows 2000/XP/Vista Graphical client 5.03

      2. Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista text-only console 5.04

    2. If you're using a dual core or quad core processor, you should use this client:

      1. Windows 2000/XP/Vista SMP client console version 5.91

 

We have detailed installation instructions for these clients (and the Linux equivalents) at our other forums, RampantSpeculation.com. Just go to the Introduction to Folding board. Or, if you're having issues, just post it here and we'll walk you through it.

 

And finally, when you join the team, please help us advertise. Copy and paste this into your forum signature:

 

<a href="http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&amp;teamnum=80856"><img src="http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff207/CHSIsupplier/logo6.jpg"></a><br>&gt;<br><img src="http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/sigs/sigimage.php?un=CHSIsupplier&amp;t=80856">

 

Just change my name (highlighted in red) to the name you used when you configured your client.

 

One of our great teammates, Rafael Polit, made this desktop background for the rest of the team.

 

 

XPS Team 1920x1200 BG

It can be downloaded in Standard Aspect Ratio here, and in Widescreen resolutions here.

 

Message Edited by CHSIsupplier on 05-04-2008 08:19 PM
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  • CHSIsupplier wrote:
    If you try the SMP beta let me know. I couldn't seem to get it to install. I have noticed that I can't play BF2 while running the standard client. Not a lag issue...BF2 just refuses to run if I have FAH running.





    I installed the text only client. It looks like it gave me another 5000 frame work unit.
  • Well I just finished my first WU of 1500 frames and am now working on a 5000 frame one. happy smiley   I must admit though that I have now switched these duties over to a Gateway E6500D performance workstation with a Pent.4 660 of mine so I could run it 24/7.   I guess I didn't like the 50% CPU usage on my Gaming and Benchmarking PC.happy smiley
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Home Build.
    Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Case.
    Core2Duo E6700 @ 2.93 GHz.
    with Zalman CNPS 9500 AT Cooler.
    Asus P5NSLI Motherboard.
    2 Gigs Corsair XMS PC5400 @ 733 MHz.
    2 X eVGA 7900GTs 256MB @ 670/1700.
    with Zalman VF900-CU Coolers.
    OCZ Powerstream 600 Watt ADJ. SLI. PSU.
    Samsung 225BW 22" Widescreen LCD.
    Logitech Z-2300 THX. 2.1 Speakers.
    MX 518 Mouse --- n52 Nostromo Speedpad.
    3DMark06 -------------- 10726
    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=2562952
  • To CHSI:
    If you are wondering, I had completed my WU of 5000 but I could not get the results to upload. During my messing with the upload, I must have crunched it. Therefore, my results were a zero as displayed in the Team Results.
    I discovered that I was not to select Use Internet Explorer Connection Settings.
    I have started a new WU and I hope to do better.
     
  • I feel your pain runnman. When I tried to run this on my old machine, it seemed to be working alright until it went to upload the results. I don't know exactly what it did...but it gave me 9 extra completed WU's and no points :smileysurprised: . I'm pretty sure those results just got lost somewhere. Oh well...it seems like there's plenty of work to do for a long, long time. :smileywink:
  • CHSI,
     
    I have been crunching away since last night. I am supposed to complete in about 5 hours so will see if it works okay for me as I will be out at dinner.
     
    Regards - MichaelO

    XPS700 - Black
    E6700 1.4.1 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 667 Mhz
    24 in Dell 2405FPW
    768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
    XFI w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1

  • Man,
     
    CHSI pasted me for 2nd and PG is pulling out in the lead.  Wish my first WU didn't get toasted 2 hours from finishing.  bleh!
     
    The race is on! ;)
     
    Bub 


    Message Edited by BubBowen on 07-28-2007 07:42 PM


  • BubBowen wrote:
    Man,
     
    CHSI pasted me for 2nd and PG is pulling out in the lead.  Wish my first WU didn't get toasted 2 hours from finishing.  bleh!
     
    The race is on! ;)
     
    Bub 


    Bring it on Bub! :smileyvery-happy: I'm running another >5MB WU now, so I won't be scoring again until at least tomorrow night. Plus, I'll be pausing this tonight while I get a little BF2 in. I said it was addictive, didn't I? :smileywink:

  • I may be ahead now, but that is only the PS3.  I can't keep up with you guys 24/7 in the long run.  I may try to install this on my server to get a little 24/7 action.  Too bad the CPU on my server is so slow.  I have a feeling BUB and CHSI may be fighting for first long term.  Do you guys know if there is a version for the 360?
  • I am getting an error in the log that it waiting on core and can't find any work. Any ideas??
     
    [03:30:15] + Attempting to get work packet
    [03:30:15] - Connecting to assignment server
    [03:30:16] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.122.133).
    [03:30:16] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
    [03:30:16] Loaded queue successfully.
    [03:30:16] - Error: Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
                 Waiting before retry.
     
     
    Regards - MichaelO

    XPS700 - Black
    E6700 1.4.1 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 667 Mhz
    24 in Dell 2405FPW
    768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
    XFI w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1


    Message Edited by odenwalder on 07-28-2007 10:31 PM

  • I posted your problem in the FAH forums odenwalder. Hopefully we'll know something soon!
  • CHSI,
     
    Thanks. I unistalled the app (more than once) and finally deleted the folder and cleaned the registry. The reinstalled and of course it started working immediately. I will have to wait and see what happens on the next iteration tomorrow around 4:00 pm CDT.
     
    Did you whup em on BF2 tonight?  :smileyvery-happy: I got get back out there and start playing again.
     
    Regards - MichaelO

    XPS700 - Black
    E6700 1.4.1 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 667 Mhz
    24 in Dell 2405FPW
    768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
    XFI w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1

  • I always whup em! :smileywink: Nothing makes me happier than blasting some bunnyhoppers! lol Glad you got it working MichaelO.
     
    By the way Michael, I got a  reply to this problem in the FAH forums. They said that most likely you had selected the option to only receive work with no deadlines, and since there are no WU's that have no deadlines.... Anyway, that's what they think it was.


    Message Edited by CHSIsupplier on 07-29-2007 11:01 AM
  • Well the second job finished at 3:30 and looked like it uploaded but it is not showing in our Stats. At least the next jib started okay and is now running. I guess I'll see what happens tommorrow. Its a 5000 frame job.
     
    And I hate bunnyhoppers. Kill a few more for me. I find that tanks and apc's are a fitting remedy for them. I enjoy watching them fly through the air.  :smileyvery-happy:
     
    Regards - MichaelO

    XPS700 - Black
    E6700 1.4.1 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 667 Mhz
    24 in Dell 2405FPW
    768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
    XFI w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1


    Message Edited by odenwalder on 07-29-2007 04:10 PM

  • LOL! Unfortunately for me, we run an infantry only server, so I had to learn to bounce my crosshairs with the bunnies!
  • I was going to ask if you played on a dedicated Squad or freelanced. I just usually form a squad in game or join one. Any way my handle is [DUD] modenwalder so be kind when you kill me. Favorite map-Kubra Darn (censored - lol); Medic or Spec-Op; I love armor and then usually an engineer or medic.
     
    Regards - MichaelO

    XPS700 - Black
    E6700 1.4.1 Bios - OS XP MCE 2005
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 @ 667 Mhz
    24 in Dell 2405FPW
    768 Mb EVGA 8800GTX
    XFI w/ Logitech Z-5450 5.1