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TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge (5/14 thru 5/23)- crunch/fold and win some cool stuff!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, May 9, 2014.

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Are you planning to crunch or fold during the upcoming challenge?

Poll closed May 23, 2014.
  1. Happy Birthday TPU and count me in!!!

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  2. Happy Birthday TPU and maybe next time...

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  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Im in!

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  2. Lightofhonor

    Lightofhonor

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    New contest? I'm back in. I'll have to see if I have any games I can add to the giveaway again!
     
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  3. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I think it's under View where you can see Advanced Settings which allows you to change all kinds of settings: cpu usage, network settings, etc. The goal is to have 100% usage.

    Either way, thanks for joining up. We love it! :respect:
     
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  4. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Awesome. uses constant 100% cpu now. And GPU. Using 64-bit version too.
     
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  5. lZKoce

    lZKoce

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    Never crunched before. I have one machine only, in the signature. May be I could try. So I registered and downloaded as it says in the previous post. I chose the Clean Energy project. Ok it works. How do I know if I am part of TPU team?

    EDIT: so as to not have a new post. I joined the TPU team. I haven't restarted the application. Nickname: Sutura. Team captain can you see me :D I don't the nVidia GPU is taking part tough. I will look at the options.
     
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  6. night.fox

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    sign in here

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/viewLogin.do

    and after you sign in.

    click here again

    https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/viewTeamInfo.do?teamId=S8TLJ6TFV1

    and then join :)
     
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    t_ski Former Staff

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  8. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Yup, I forgot to mention about making sure you select user team to be TPU (@MxPhenom 216, please make sure you did this too)

    There isn't any gpu work available for WCG currently that TPU is involved with, so don't be alarmed by that


    Also, We go by FreeDC for points, pie, Milestones and the can be found herr
    http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=team&proj=bwcg&team=22175&sort=today


    Thanks T for pointing that out! :respect: can't believe I forgot that :eek:
     
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    Happy Birthday TPU and count me in too
     
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  10. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Would you guys say that Crunching and folding can be a decent CPU stability test for overclocking?
     
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  11. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    I wouldn't use it as a stability test. A bad CPU OC will return failed WUs to WCG which will take a few days before they pop up on your Results Page- so for X amount of time you have no idea if you are actually stable- save for a BSOD which OCCT or Prime95 could more easily identify. For F@H, you really don't want to be 85% into a Quick Return Bonus WU then have your GPU OC fail. Thats hours down the drain and the failed WU counts against your return percentage.

    I always stick to normal stability and stress testing then load up F@H and WCG when I am confident its 100%.
     
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  12. BarbaricSoul

    BarbaricSoul

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    it's what I use.
     
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    Eroticus

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    We going to win ! TPU FTW :3
     
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  14. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I agree with what @theonedub said about using it as a stability test. However, after normal stress testing to find your stable OC, running BOINC 100% will show you if your OC become unstable, most directly with bsod's, reboot or shutdowns. It works both ways.



    Also, for those interested in joining, using this link below will register you under team TPU, simplifying things. I also changed it in my previous post :) Norton is going to be throwing together a "How to Begin Crunching" thing in the OP a little later
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=S8TLJ6TFV1
     
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  15. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    For initial stability it may not be the best option but for long term stability it's a pretty good test imho.

    When I setup a rig I get it running stable first and then hit it with crunching or folding to prove it! :)

    * Pro tip: benchmark or prime, etc... stable is generally a higher overclock than crunching/folding stable. A slight lowering of clocks is expected if you crunch or fold
     
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    theonedub habe fidem

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    You guys are right on about the benefit as a long term stability tester, knew I missed something.
     
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  17. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Added links for joining the TPU crunching or folding Teams in the OP- please let me know if there is anything else we should add in

    Details left:
    - links for stats/past challenges
    - the prize post (tonight... I promise!) :oops:
    - etc...

    Bear with me... it's getting a little busy here and I just got home from work
     
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    I don't think I have to mention I am in. Also once Norton does the prize post I will do an update on one of them and let the team know where we stand on it. :toast:
     
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  19. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Okay update on Giveaway rig number 1.
    First I want to give a special thanks to those that made it possible. In no particular Order, Sneekypete, TRWOV, thebluebumblebee, theonedub, Norton, T-bob, yotano211, Thank you so much for helping to make this possible once again. Without the donations we couldn't keep doing these builds. :toast::toast::toast::respect::respect::respect:

    Okay on to the update, all parts have arrived except the cpu and the hdd which should be here soon. I am going to start assembly of the rig Sunday and run it with the cpu from my 1055t rig and my spare drive from my x58 920 rig. to put it through it's paces and I am going to try and run it for the challenge.
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  21. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    :rockout:

    Looks great! Love that cruncher rig pron! :D
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I think I'll have to give the Android boinc app a solid go this Challenge! I tried it once for a short while on my s4, but I didn't get the hang of it at all :oops:

    This time, I mean business! :rockout: :rockout:
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Great idea captain:toast:
    Amazing list! What an awesome team:)
    Another great game giveaway!!! Combined with the other prizes, the donated items from our community for these challenges demonstrates what a great team we are. You guys/gals rock!

    Thanks for joining our great team:toast: What about crunching with your 4770K? Mine at 4.4GHz averages about 6,000 boinc points a day...

    Like t_ski, I am in as I have not stopped crunching:)

    EDIT:
    Just fired-up the 'ol laptop that I used to crunch on 24/7:
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    Not much, but every bit counts:)

    Second EDIT:
    Main rig (been crunching on this rig for almost a year):)
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    I just tossed in my laptop to crunch for the duration of the challenge

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    Always running so why not, will run my bro's rig for 2x i5 750s :toast:
     
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