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Announcing the TechPowerUp Mother's Day WCG Challenge 2013

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TechPowerUp World Computing Grid (WCG) Team, among the world's top-ten WCG teams, is celebrating Mother's Day with a huge 10-day crunching contest. Up for grabs are some epic community-sourced prizes, including hardware for your crunching rigs, gaming peripherals, gift cards, and PC games, tons of 'em! To participate, all you need to do is crunch for TechPowerUp from 00:00 UTC, 10th May 2013; to 23:59 UTC, 19th May 2013, and score a minimum of 10,000 BIONC points within the contest period. Winners for each of the dozens of prizes will be chosen at random.

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Great write up Btarunr, thanks! :toast:

Come on TPU, lets get involved! We could really appreciate the assistance, and we can do lots of good! Plus, Bonus: Lots of available prizes, as BTA said. :D

We hope to see you soon! :respect:
 

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How does one start with this WCG thing? I've read the website and I wanna help out :D

Some newbie questions:

1. Do I have to leave the computer open all the time when WCG is doing the computation?
1.5 Or only when I use the computer?
2. Would WCG make my system slower?
3. Can I still game while WCG is on?
4. Would a slow internet connection hinder in WCG?
 
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You can go over to the WCG subforum and read and ask questions there. :)

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=68

1: The computer needs to be running to do computation.
2: It can make it slower. Depends on your computer and what you are doing.
3: Again, it depends on the game and your personal feeling. Some people like to stop it while playing. I personally don't.
4: Don't think so. Though might want to opt out of Clean Energy Project - Phase 2, since that project have large work units.