Posts by Jason Roner

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone ever play around with adding external GPU's to your laptop via the mini-PCIE? (Message 1889782)
Posted 14 Sep 2017 by Profile Jason Roner
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Had some ideas and went searching eBay and found this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MINI-PCI-E-TO-X16-PCIE-RISER-ADAPTER-GRAPHICS-CARD-PLUS-TO-LAPTOP-/263078482873?hash=item3d40b313b9:g:~h0AAOSwFqNZRWuT

I have a Dell M4500 laptop that has two unused internal mini-PCIE slots. I could technically use them to hook up two external GPU's to crunch SETI with. Just wondering if anyone's tried this already and how did it result?

My M4500's nvidia chip is a Quadro FX1800 and not so great since it is stuck using driver 342.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Advice please for updating BOINC (Message 1889752)
Posted 14 Sep 2017 by Profile Jason Roner
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While we're here, what are the release notes in the new version? The wiki or release notes link are only showing info for the older versions.
3) Questions and Answers : Getting started : I'm really bummed. Just found that my current machines + Android credits for the last few months were not going to my original 2003 account. (Message 1889588)
Posted 13 Sep 2017 by Profile Jason Roner
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There will be no fix because it isn't broken. It was decided to prevent people from merging accounts because people were abusing the "feature" and inflating their numbers by stealing accounts.

As for your issue, it sounds like you must have fat-fingered the account key. In fact, you should be attaching via email address. If you fat-fingered the email address and didn't switch away from Create New Account to Add Existing Account, this could easily happen. If you had typed the email or account ID of an exising account, it would have told you so.


I think the issue must have been when I changed my e-mail address in my profile here from a yahoo address to a gmail one. However, attaching new projects with my new email wasn't working so I kept on using the old email address which would work (both times I used the original password key). I just assumed all my work would go to my old account anyway and never checked right away if that was the case.
4) Questions and Answers : Getting started : I'm really bummed. Just found that my current machines + Android credits for the last few months were not going to my original 2003 account. (Message 1889587)
Posted 13 Sep 2017 by Profile Jason Roner
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Looking at your computer list the last active computer there was in April 2017.

A user search for your user name brings up just this account you're posting with.



That's correct. I'm still crunching now but everything is going a "new" account now. I am posting this from my original 2003 account.
5) Questions and Answers : Getting started : I'm really bummed. Just found that my current machines + Android credits for the last few months were not going to my original 2003 account. (Message 1888668)
Posted 8 Sep 2017 by Profile Jason Roner
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I've already read in a few places here that there is no way to merge my current machines and credits into my account.

Will there be some kind of fix in the future for this? And how is it that a new account was created if I have been using my original account key ID every single time I've added the project to a freshly built or imaged machine? Even after changing my e-mail address, it should have known not to make a separate account. :(





 
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