Official 2011 Chimp Challenge Rules: 1. Each team will fold for the duration of the contest. A "Chimp Points" system will be used to determine the placings. The total points of each parent team is taken from the months of October 2010 to February 2011. One-tenth of a percent (0.1%) of the respective team's 5-month total will be the points required to earn one (1) Chimp Point. The team with the most Chimp Points earned at the finish time/date will be declared the winner. Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 0 Team Name 5 Month PPD Average Points needed for 1 Chimp Point 1 EVGA 2,189,017,921 2,189,018 2 Overclock.net 1,103,027,683 1,103,028 3 Overclockers.com 687,521,160 687,521 4 Maximum PC Magazine 598,691,922 598,692 5 TSC! Russia 740,887,400 740,887 6 CustomPC & BitTech 653,039,005 653,039 7 Overclockers Australia 241,621,336 241,621 8 TechPowerUp! 217,346,120 217,346 9 Hardware Canucks Forum 232,244,119 301,917 2. Start time for the contest is Thursday, May 5th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). The finish for the contest is Sunday, May 15th at 12pm, Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7). 3. The victor gets to claim the lucky jaded monkey as the prize. Tales have been told of untold wealth and fame that comes with this. The victorious team is allowed to display in any honorary fashion the jaded monkey, the losing teams are forbidden to display it. The losing teams are bestowed the dreaded monkey's paw, which is said to be cursed. People have been known for have very bad luck with this paw! 4. Team captains are as follows: OCF - Captain: David MaxPC - Captain: Full_Taoer OCAU - Captain: leroyxx OCN - Captain: zodac EVGA - Captain: Barbarossa17 CPC & bit-tech - Captain: coolamasta Hardware Canuks - Captain: chriskwarren TSC! Russia - Captain: Hil TechPowerUp! - Captain: BUCK NASTY 5. In the event of a close race, a Stanford daily_user_summary.txt file will be the official source for points information. 6. Only team captains are allowed to make changes to rules and will be looking out for any "foul play". 7. The official folding names are: OCF - T32monkeys MaxPC - maximum_monkey OCAU - Monkey_Bollocks OCN - OCNChimpin EVGA - EVGApes CPC & bit-tech - CustomBitChimps Hardware Canuks - Beavers_Gone_Bananas TSC! Russia - TSCh!mp TechPowerUp! - ChimPowerUp 8. Have fun and keep it positive You can monitor our progress @ http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/chimp_challenge/2012/ To fold for TechPowerUp!: *** Regardless of the client you are using, the team# is 50711 and the Username is ChimPowerUp. 1) Download Fahtracker V2 or if you have a Radeon HD5xxx or newer, download & install FAHClient V7 then proceed to step 4 below. Either client will work with HD2xxx-HD4xxx, just not with the new core. 2) Run the client and go to Setup and select Tracker Settings. Use Quick Team Select to choose TechpowerUp!. Enter ChimPowerUp in the name field. PM Bogmali, Oily17, msgclb, Texbill, or Buck Nasty for the SMP/-bigadv passkey(GPU only folding requires no passkey). 3)Under Client Settings, select the hardware you want to fold with. We will be more than happy to help you set up your client(s). 4)FAHClient V7 works with everything and on everything. Make sure your drivers are up to date. If you are setting up anything but a Radeon HD5xxx or newer, simply follow the Windows (FAH V7) Install Guide 5)For Radeon HD5xxx or newer: Please read completly through this step before continuing. Folding on Radeon cards has been very frustrating due to their low PPD. FAHClient V7 introduces a new core, fahcore_16, for HD5xxx and newer Radeon cards. In order to get the client to request work units for this core, you must configure the GPU slot(s) as shown in this post. (that proceedure is needed if you install the GPU slot without the directions below) But, before you get there, install the client for anything but a GPU slot. SMP or uniprocessor recommended. Then add the GPU slot. Follow the instuctions here EXCEPT when you get to figure 5, before clicking on OK, click on Add under Extra slot options (expert only) and then type client-type in for the name and advanced for the value and then click OK and then OK. Repeat as necessary.The client will start automatically. Do not disable Crossfire! (if applicable) 6) For those of you Folding on Radeon HD2xxx-HD4xxx, please add the following Environmental Variables to your system. It will increase the Folding client's PPD, and reduce the load on your CPU thereby increasing the PPD for the CPU client. These won't blow your computer up. Where: XP: Computer=>Properties=>Advanced=>Environmental Variables Win7: Computer=>Properties=>Advanced System Settings=>Environmental Variables What: BROOK_YIELD 2 CAL_NO_FLUSH 1 CAL_PRE_FLUSH 1 FLUSH_INTERVAL 128 FLUSH_INTERVAL can be set anywhere from 128 to 256. Lower number for stability, higher for greater PPD output. CHeck the load on your card (in CCC) and increase the number until the load's close to 100% and the load on the CPU is fairly low. Forum members have had success with settings betweeen 128 and 200 Please post in the F@H Tech Assistance thread if you are having any issues.