Oh man, this sucks sh*t!



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I just "manually" submitted a few WU in (cuz SETI was down before), I guess something got screwed up (either at my end or SETI's end) and my WU average went from 7 hrs 27 minutes to 9 hrs and 10 minutes! Damn, I just moved into first place for fastest average and now this happens. Well, Winston Smith, you have the fastest average again ... for now. But watch out, my average is gonna be coming down fast, I have three system running SETI, and the average for them are 5 hrs, 6.5 hrs and 7.5 hrs ... I am coming for you.


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I was wondering about your average increasing NiteOwl. Now I'm in second and dropping with my avg WU of around 6 hours. Now if I just hadn't started with a 23 hour WU and a 17 hour WU from my old celery...


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I just bumped it up to 633 to try and lower my time a bit more
It will run up to 668 but windows will get registry errors when I try and boot up
Usually if I restart a few times I can get by those errors but since I'll be in class all afternoon I'm not going to push her too hard.


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I suggest, that is if there is a way, creating an alter ego within the group that you would use to just post your tweeked times to. This way, while you are "F"ing with the system trying to find that perfect system you don't post the obtuse times that are outside of the control limits. Use a prefix to your member name to identify the times. Something like S_USERNAME; this would be a true speed comparison. Any thoughts on the matter???


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how do you guys get your times so low? i'm using the Win NT Commandline version on Win2k (not as a service) on my Athlon [email protected] (1/2 cache)

are there any articles out there on SETI optimization for either the NT commandline or Win2k? i couldn't find the Arstechnica one...


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I'm using GUI version 2.0 I tried the commandline version one time but it added 30 minutes to my time so I decided to stick with the GUI version.


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just remember that each WU requires differing amounts of processing, this could result in your 1 test with the CLI version taking longer than you expect. In my experience, I have found that the CLI version is significantly faster than the GUI version, on my machine around .5-1 hour less...also depending on the amount of time that you have the graph displayed


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I don't suggest it, and haven't done it, but you can actually edit the state.txt file and change the entry for cpu=whatever to the number of seconds of your choice.

If you stop seti at about 98% and edit the cpu= to something like an hour or 2 seconds or whatever, and then restart it, you can improve your average slowly.

Some dirty mofo could also do this from the very beginning to make it look like he's got some serious hardware...

I think they fixed this with version 2.0, so you can't cheat like that anymore.

*suddenly everyone's average mysteriously drops*

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