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

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


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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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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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#29
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:
Awesome. uses constant 100% cpu now. And GPU. Using 64-bit version too.
 
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#30
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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#31
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. Now it downloads something, but it will take a while :) How do I know if I am part of TPU team?
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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#33
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.
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


go here and log in:

https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/ms/viewMyMemberPage.do

You should see that it says "My Team: TechPowerUp!" near the top right.

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

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#36
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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We going to win ! TPU FTW :3
 

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#39
Would you guys say that Crunching and folding can be a decent CPU stability test for overclocking?
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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#40
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%.
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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#41
You guys are right on about the benefit as a long term stability tester, knew I missed something.
 

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#42
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
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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#43
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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#45
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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#46
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 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 to put it through it's paces and I am going to try and run it for the challenge.
:rockout:

Looks great! Love that cruncher rig pron! :D
 

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#47
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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#48
TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge- join us May 14th thru May 23rd, 2014 to crunch/fold and win some cool stuff!!! (starts soon- time is now to join up)


Welcome to TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge

On May 14th 2004 @W1zzard became user # 01 and started the greatest website and forum EVER!!! :rockout:
How do our TPU crunchers and folders say Happy Birthday to TechpowerUp?


We have a Challenge!!! :D

Link to official Challenge:
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=6628

We have opened this Challenge to show our continued support for this great site and the important work done by the World Community Grid and Folding@Home.
The plan:

Have some friendly competition between WCG Teams as well as within our TPU Teams and hopefully get a few of our fellow TPU'ers to join in.
Fellow TPU members and WCG crunchers are invited to join our Team to heat up some silicon for a good cause, hang out, have a little fun, and even get a chance to win some great prizes.


How to join:
* note- our Challenge is for WCG Team crunching. However, we work closely with the TPU folding Team and we will be sharing prizes with active TPU folders- If you have a Radeon 7750/GeForce 560 or better gpu and want to try folding then you are welcome to do that. ;)

For crunching....

Follow this link to register and join our Team:

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=S8TLJ6TFV1
Once you're registered you can follow the prompts and install software- it's all pretty straight forward

If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, our Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
Our Team thread:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-wcg-boinc-team.85784/

For folding....

See this thread to get started:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/easy-setup-for-folding-home.200520/

If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, the folding Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
Folding Team thread:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-f-h-team.13038/
See the next post for prize info ;) now completed, check for updates frequently!
Great idea captain:toast:
As with many of our Challenges we have a few prizes available :toast:
*Note on Challenge prizes. Our prizes are donated by WCG-TPU Team members "By Cruncher's for Crunchers" for the purpose of assisting the Team to continue to maintain our rigs, grow our membership (or our crunching farms), and to promote the good work of crunching in general.

Grand Prize: Win a Crunching/Folding Rig(two available)*

Challenge Giveaway Rig #1- donated by various members of our crunching/folding Teams
Specifications/Details
Processor: AMD Athlon II X4 620 provided by TRWOV
Motherboard: Gigaybyte MA78GPM-DS2H provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
Cooling: Cooler Master 212+ provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
Memory: 8GB DDR3 provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt
Video Card: MSI 560Ti Twin Frozr II provided by thebluebumblebee & theonedub
Hard Disk(s): TBA provided by yotano211
Case: Fractal Design ARC Mini R2- provided by sneekypete
Power Supply: Corsair CX500 provided by Norton
Software: Win7 HPx64 provided by T-Bob
*available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

Challenge Giveaway Rig #2 donated by BarbaricSoul*
Specifications/Details
Processor: AMD 1045T
Motherboard: Biostar A880GZ
Cooling: Xigmatek Gaia SD1283
Memory: G Skill Red Ripjaws 2*4gig DDR3 1866
Video Card: ASUS HD7770
Hard Disk(s): WD Cavair RE 160gb
Case: Corsair 350D
Power Supply: Rosewill V2 700watt
Software: Vista 64 bit
*available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

The winner of a Grand Prize will need to declare that he/she will dedicate a minimum of 6 months crunching for the Team WCG-TPU on the rig.

Special prize for a dedicated TPU cruncher/folder

Win a GTX Titan with an EK full waterblock and backplate -donated by the54thvoid
Quote from the54thvoid
Details:
- Asus GTX Titan
- EK GTX Titan waterblock and backplate


The winner of the GTX Titan will need to declare that he/she will dedicate a minimum of 12 months folding or crunching for TPU on the card.

Other prizes
*Note-If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me

Hardware/Software Prizes
- Sentey Revolution Pro mouse - provided by sneekypete*
- Enermax Liqtech 120S AIO cooler- provided by sneekypete*
-Thermaltake esports Challenger Pro keyboard provided by stinger608*
- $25 PayPal gift - provided by mx500torid
- $25 PayPal gift - provided by Bow
- $25 PayPal gift (x2) - provided by Norton
- $20 PayPal gift - provided by fullinfusion
- Cooler Master 212+ cpu cooler - provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt*
- Nvidia 8800GTS gpu - provided by ThE_MaD_ShOt*
Additional prizes TBA

*available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise

Game giveaway- hosted by manofthem
Link:
TBA
*Game giveaway ends TBA so check it out/get your votes in ASAP!!!
Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
* in order for your name to be drawn- you would need to be a member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
- Participate for the duration of the TechPowerUp 10th Birthday Challenge
- Earn a minimum of 5,000 BOINC points for Team WCG-TPU during the Qualifying period (see below)
- Qualifying period ends when all participants reach 5,000 BOINC points or 5/30/2014 (whichever comes 1st)
- Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.
- Participation in the Game giveaway will require that you are actively crunching during this Challenge
Special Requirements for GTX Titan giveaway
- will require crunching and folding during the challenge at the Top 20 level in either crunching or folding
- a special drawing will be held requiring opt in
- winner will need to be a current TPU cruncher or folder as of 5/1/2014
- additional details TBA
How Random Winners Will be Drawn (see below):
To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows:

The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together.
My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community.
If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM.
Note(s):
- If for some reason you cannot participate at the start of the Challenge you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me to discuss your situation and we'll make those decisions on an individual basis ;)
Challenge Participants:
*WCG user name in () if different from TPU user name
list pending...
Prize winners:
Amazing list! What an awesome team:)
Wihoo, this is going to be one Epic Challenge!
:toast:


Game Giveaway info:

Games
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Alpha Prime - @james888
ARMA 2: Combined Operations - @Bow
Awesomenauts - @james888
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - @Vinska
Crysis 2
Daylight
Dead Space
Empire Total War - @james888
Fish Fillets - @james888
Killing Floor - @Vinska
LA Noire
Max Payne 3
Natural Selection 2 - @Vinska
Payday 2 (x2) - @Vinska
Sanctum 2 - @james888
Shadow Warrior - @Vinska
Splinter Cell Blacklist - @adulaamin
Take on Helicopters - @james888
UFO: Afterlight - @james888
The Walking Dead - @Arjai
Wanderlust - @james888

Grand Prizes

Dark Souls 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order
- @Vinska
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!

Planning to do this on my AMD APU laptop. How do I get it setup? :oops:
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:

Not much, but every bit counts:)

Second EDIT:
Main rig (been crunching on this rig for almost a year):)
 
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#49
I just tossed in my laptop to crunch for the duration of the challenge

 
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#50
Always running so why not, will run my bro's rig for 2x i5 750s :toast: