Posts by QuietDad

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Can I use this antique? (Message 1765609)
Posted 17 Feb 2016 by Profile QuietDad
Just found an old Galaxy GT 240 in the scrap pile and threw it in a Q6600 box with Windows 10 to get it off the internal video that doesn't have a Windows 10 driver. It is currently crunching CPU only with Lunatics 44, but is does the latest Lunitics support an old card like this?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : I need some help to find a software (Message 1658325)
Posted 28 Mar 2015 by Profile QuietDad
Another option is I used it here and it also allows to get at all my PCS from my laptop when out of the house. Free for private use.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Win8 delete admin password (Message 1505400)
Posted 17 Apr 2014 by Profile QuietDad
No need to re-install. The link above to or going to and making a boot cd or flash drive will let you rest the password to something you know and everything stays the same. No hacking or guessing involved. or follow the instructions at
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help with XP SP3 (Message 1461948)
Posted 8 Jan 2014 by Profile QuietDad
To make the administrator account visible on the Welcome screen, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, type Regedit, and then press ENTER
1.Locate and then click the following registry key:
3.On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4.Type Administrator.
5.Right-click the Administrator registry entry, and then click Modify.
6.In the Value data box, type 1.
7.Exit Registry Editor.
8.Restart the computer.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : I know it's been done before... (Message 1457202)
Posted 24 Dec 2013 by Profile QuietDad
But then I would have to BUY something. This was thrown together using parts on the scrap pile. It is what it is and I'm not trying to make a monster, but I would like to know it's getting everything out of it that it can. The only reason I threw 8gb of memory in it was I had two 4gb sticks in the pile and if I ever separate them, I'll lose one. Setting up a 4GB swap file makes it snappy if I need it to be. I'll propbly end up selling the machine, but no need to leave a built machine sit idle.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : I know it's been done before... (Message 1457142)
Posted 24 Dec 2013 by Profile QuietDad
A few more details. It's running the 32 bit Windows 7 and I have set up a 4gb Ram disk that houses the page file. Not ideal and should be 64 bit Windows 7, but in building it, I put in an old hard drive off the pile and everything just kind of worked. It already had Windows 7 and booted up and just never got around to upgrading it. I guess running 3 cpu tasks and 2 on the GPU is as good as it's going to get. Just thought it would do better.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : I know it's been done before... (Message 1456973)
Posted 24 Dec 2013 by Profile QuietDad
Now, it's the 620 I'm talking about. It's was a 520 but that got placed into a PC I sold. The PC your looking at cost me a grand total of $0 built out of scrap parts. I've been doing Seti awhile and never been a "player", but since the PC is on 24/7 anyway doing and not really being used, I figured I'd fire it up. Just trying to get the most out of it.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : I know it's been done before... (Message 1456958)
Posted 24 Dec 2013 by Profile QuietDad
A while ago I went through the scrap pile and built a Q6600 PC and threw a GTX560 I had laying around and have been crunching Seti with lunatics on it. It's been "averaging" around a 3500-4000 RAC using three cores and running two work units on the GPU. It's been very stable also. Is this a good usage of the PC, or should I have it configured differently? It's Windows 7 with 8gb of memory in it and the drivers are up to date.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Enhanced v6 is now done, finito, kaputt. (Message 1438643)
Posted 6 Nov 2013 by Profile QuietDad
Got two also validated and hanging aroung forever.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI@home Enhanced v6 is now done, finito, kaputt. (Message 1430847)
Posted 19 Oct 2013 by Profile QuietDad
Or hung up validating... got two waiting since May
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Putting things into perspective. (Message 1424743)
Posted 6 Oct 2013 by Profile QuietDad
Checking he top participatants then and now, The leader on my Link would be 55th today in rank and 2nd place drops all the way down to 432.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Putting things into perspective. (Message 1424608)
Posted 5 Oct 2013 by Profile QuietDad is a link to a capture of the top computers on June 19th, 2005. The TOP computer had a RAC of 4808.39 and if you follow the links to the Number Crunching area its filled with post of people whining on low credit and lack of work unit availability. The top user was NEZ with a RAC of 87,909.45 and total credit of 1,981,743.48.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 14 year club (Message 1424036)
Posted 4 Oct 2013 by Profile QuietDad
Oct 3rd was my 14th. It's amazing to me I now do in a week what it took me the 1st 5 years to do.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : IE 9 Question (Message 1421206)
Posted 28 Sep 2013 by Profile QuietDad

In Internet Options> General> Colors, verify that "Use Windows colors" is unchecked and that you've selected different colors for Visited and Unvisited.
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : John Billingham, Seeker of Extraterrestrials, Dies at 83 (Message 1401687)
Posted 11 Aug 2013 by Profile QuietDad

Dr. John Billingham, who as a NASA official in the 1970s helped persuade the federal government to use radio telescopes to scour the universe for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence, even as critics mocked the idea, died on Aug. 4 in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 83.[/url]
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti credit vs Einstein Credit (Message 1328942)
Posted 19 Jan 2013 by Profile QuietDad
By the way I have
Seti Total credits 25,099,142
Einstein Total credits 60,649,264
on top of
SETI@home classic workunits 34,125
SETI@home classic CPU time 153,553 hours

That is how much science I have done along the way to gathering WORTHLESS CREDITS.

You start with wanting more credits, and end pounding your chest bragging about the science and the worthless credits. Pick a side.

In the beginning when it was only Seti, the credits created Team races to spark enthusiasm. Credits only mean something comparing the same project. They are worthless in that you can't trade them in for something. If you want credits, your in the wrong project. If you want to find ET, stay here.

This was only supposed to be a two year or so project to begin with. The staff has graduated and kept it alive. There is no money, no resources and the spend all their time keeping it running. Imagine if they limited even half their work to projects like NITPIKR and others to further analyze the data. Wouldn't put it past them or even disagree with them if the put the crunching part on hold for a year or to to dig deeper in what they have. Those of us looking for ET would come back.

This ISN'T an arcade....
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti credit vs Einstein Credit (Message 1328874)
Posted 18 Jan 2013 by Profile QuietDad
Seti@home was first and defined what a credit is. Others offer "more" to get you there. There has been many many threads on ALL the projects about this. Shows the comparisons. If all you want is points, go to an arcade with a roll of quarters. If you want to help science, pick your project.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (80) Server Problems? (Message 1326437)
Posted 10 Jan 2013 by Profile QuietDad
What some forget, the original idea for distributed computing was that we donate our spare computer cycles for scientists to use for research purpuses. This was NEVER intended to be a "game" for points.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Welcome to the 13 year club (Message 1299449)
Posted 27 Oct 2012 by Profile QuietDad
Just realized I belong in this club. Man, it's gone by quicker than it seems.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Quick Question (Message 1286016)
Posted 20 Sep 2012 by Profile QuietDad
One quick word of advice when you swap out the motherboard/cpu. Run the driver installation CD/install all the drivers for your new board on the old system BEFORE you change the board. WinXP is less cranky when it finds new devices and the drivers are already there.

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