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ssjwizard

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So I installed the latest client and set it up on my 980Ti early this morning. Now I know the client is simply an estimate of points received, and the final number will vary somewhat from what it guesses you will receive as far as points go but I am seeing a massive difference.

I have turned in 4 WU so far. 1 est ~71K points, 2 est ~ 40K points, and 1 est ~35K points. According to EOC stats page the first 2 WU I turned in only netted me 15K points which would be the 70K and the 35K units. The other 2 wont show until the next update in just over an hour.

So, any ideas where this massive difference between the estimated points and the actual points is coming from?
 

Frazier08

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Sometimes points wont get approved until the next update. I find that anything around an hour before the update will have to wait to see on the next round.
 

HayesK

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passkey missing or not qualified? the client estimates total credit (base + quick return bonus). same passkey+username can be used on more than one host and only needs to be qualified once, which requires 10 wu completed and maintain 80% good wu.
 
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ssjwizard

ssjwizard

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Should be the same passkey I have always used. I went to stanfords site and requested my key the copy and pasted it into the client. The WUs are showing up under my profile as expected, but I am only getting about 1/10th of the points that the client is estimating. I have made 23,583 so far today in the last 14 hours on a 980Ti. That seems very wrong. The client is estimating I should be making around 500K PPD.

I guess Ill let it go overnight, but it it doesn't improve Im just going to have to shut it off. This system is in my bedroom and I could really do without the noise and heat in my sleeping space.
 

Nathan_P

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Either the passkey has gone into the client wrong or its not currently qualified to receive the bonus points, with a 980ti it should not take long to get it requalified. A mod over at FF might be able to check if your passkey is still qualified or how close you are to the 80% threshold
 
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ssjwizard

ssjwizard

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It occurs to me that I dont recall ever having to enter a passkey in the past. Is it possible that in the past I never registered a pass key, and since setting it back up I am unqualified? Meaning basically that all my new WUs are being added to my overall count, but the new ones are effectively being treated as I am a new user?

When I did a search by UN I get all ~3k of my WU counted, but if I search by passkey I get a result that says I have only submitted 5 WU. Both results do link me back to my primary profile that shows near 3,000 WU submitted starting in 2003, but maybe I am not receiving bonus point because I never registered a key before today???
 

HayesK

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that passkey only shows 5 wu completed on the Stanford stats site, which is what the log shows too. also the log shows 1 cpu wu dumped, apparently due to the cpu slot being removed. Looks like this passkey needs to complete 5 more wu to be qualified. Also, passkey should not be posted on public forum. suggest you edit prior post to remove passkey. Could also get a new passkey, but will have to start the 10 wu qualification process again.
 

HayesK

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It occurs to me that I dont recall ever having to enter a passkey in the past. Is it possible that in the past I never registered a pass key, and since setting it back up I am unqualified? Meaning basically that all my new WUs are being added to my overall count, but the new ones are effectively being treated as I am a new user?

The passkey was introduced with the "quick return bonus", but I do not recall what date it started. We did not have passkey (or bonus) in the early days. you can have more than one passkey. each passkey+user name has to be qualified.
 
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ssjwizard

ssjwizard

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5 hours and counting my friend ;)

And here we are 17 hours later and your still 8 places behind me ;p


Anyways I guess I never had a passkey previously, so when I went to stanford and requested my key it just generated a new one. I have just submitted WU #10, so my PPD should normalize going forward.

On another note sweet jesus this GPU puts off some heat. I woke up today to 31C room temps. I don't know how much longer Im gonna be able to take this. May have to get creative and figure out some sort of extra cooling for my bedroom if I plan to keep folding.
 

R_Pierce

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And here we are 17 hours later and your still 8 places behind me ;p


Anyways I guess I never had a passkey previously, so when I went to stanford and requested my key it just generated a new one. I have just submitted WU #10, so my PPD should normalize going forward.

On another note sweet jesus this GPU puts off some heat. I woke up today to 31C room temps. I don't know how much longer Im gonna be able to take this. May have to get creative and figure out some sort of extra cooling for my bedroom if I plan to keep folding.

haha, for sure!! Im not sure what was up with those 5k and 6k 3 hour periods yesterday? I got home, restarted the client and was back to 100k+. So not sure if it was just buggy or what?

I also noticed that TI efficiently warms the area as well :)
 
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ssjwizard

ssjwizard

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Yay now that my passkey is qualified I just got my first 500K day. Its quite nice seeing 70K+ per update happening with just 1 GPU. Almost makes it feel like folding back in 03 a complete waste. I remember when I used to recruit people off my instant messenger friends list to help fold under my name to boost my PPD, and even at that with 10+ cleints going barely scraping by with about 1000-2000PPD.

Of course we fold for the cause, but the points certainly are good encouragement!

Side not, its amusing to me that with just this one GPU folding I went from having a list of threats to now only having overtakes.... My how compute power has evolved over the years.
 

WhitehawkEQ

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Yay now that my passkey is qualified I just got my first 500K day. Its quite nice seeing 70K+ per update happening with just 1 GPU. Almost makes it feel like folding back in 03 a complete waste. I remember when I used to recruit people off my instant messenger friends list to help fold under my name to boost my PPD, and even at that with 10+ cleints going barely scraping by with about 1000-2000PPD.

Of course we fold for the cause, but the points certainly are good encouragement!

Side not, its amusing to me that with just this one GPU folding I went from having a list of threats to now only having overtakes.... My how compute power has evolved over the years.

Last year in June, I got my GTX 980 ti FTW and that in of it's self was a big boost but then over a few months I got 6 EVGA GTX 1080 SC cards and I went from 250K+ in June to over 1 billion now. It is amazing how far computer's and GPU's have come, blows the mind.