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TechPowerUp's WCG February Challenge (2/15 thru 2/22/2014)- UPDATE-- TPU wins the Challenge!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    You can either uncheck it when the BOINC Manager is installed or just change the screensaver setting in Windows to none.

    TRWOV- ninja'd me! o_O:laugh:

    Also, no need to worry about gpu work in WCG- they haven't had a gpu project going for nearly a year :ohwell:
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    So letting the rig spool up and getting points, how does this challenge work? I'm not sure how to ask but does everyone start from zero Saturday and whatever each helper accumulates during the week get tossed into the pot for a grand total?

    Don't shoot me im half asleep :ohwell:
     
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    lol i checked that and whats wierd is in win8.1 pro it shows none but when you click on it to see all the options it really was enabled.
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    It's a points challenge so the way to keep track is to compare your total points when the challenge starts to the total points when it ends (which is how we did it like a at time I believe), and the difference is how many points you bring in.

    Individually it's no biggie since there is no real first place winner/prize. That's what's great, everyone who participates gets a chance to win something :D
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    The challenge is the Team total (see link in OP) and for prizes, which is our Team thing- nothing to do with WCG, we will look at the 7 day total at FreeDC on 2/22 to ensure that the 5,000 pt requirement has been met as well as the "Participate for the duration of the TechPowerUp February Challenge" requirement*

    * means- points generated every day during the challenge.

    Reminder- if either requirement (above) is missed for the prize drawing... please drop me a PM and we can work something out ;)
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Under the Bionic preferences (disk and memory usage)
    what should the memory be set at?
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    These are my setting- which are the default iirc....

    [​IMG]
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Does this look about right? I did change the memory to match Nortons screen shot after I took a snip of my screen.

    [​IMG]
     
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    How much memory do you have? I havn't seen memory go passed 30% on a system with 8gb of ram and using all 8 threads. If it can have 3gb allocated to boinc I bet it is golden.
     
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    16gb's of 2666mhz stuff
     
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    count me in!
     
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    dang i just realized i cant mod or work on my android or anything hell all i can do is mod bios's
    even worse my androids cynagen mod is acting stupid and i have to go into ubuntu to fix it
     
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    That is more than plenty. Nice ram too.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Less than 24 hrs to go until challenge start!
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    Teams have signed up so far! :toast:
     
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    do we all have to have 5000 points before it starts? i am ready for a week of crunching.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Points every day starting 24 hrs from now- minimum of 5k points crunched between then and 2/22*

    *more is better for the Team and WCG research naturally ;)
     
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    ok sweet well i'm crunching nonstop from yesterday on i go around the clock.
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Just brought over my bro's 4670k so that's going to be up and running from here on out.
    :toast:

    Oops, forgot to say, "Thanks Norton for your wisdom!" :respect:


    Edit: had to turn down the CPU usage on this 4670k because it's just too dang hot. This weekend I'll be swapping a different cooler on it, so that should help out a little bit. If it stays really bad, I'll delid this sucker :laugh:
     
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    i'm underwater on my 3770k and i had to bring it down to 40% because it was staying in the 80's.

    btw check this out. https://plus.google.com/107563301282543022201/posts/A339SUffD3f
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    You should be able to pull a much higher WCG load than that w/o affecting temps too much- a 3770k should get run around 5k ppd @ stock on air
     
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    its not taking the vcore too well i even dropped it down to 4.7GHz vcore 1.330 i think i will have to bring the overclock down a bit more.
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I have mine set @ 4.6 1.28v and sitting 52-54c on water abd shes finally spooling up nicely now and I still have one more day till it's balls to the wall crunching.
     
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    max tdp is 77W but if you use the calculators around they will tell you what its pulling from the psu as it goes up with oc'ing
     
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    Hearing about how much PPD these new CPU's output makes me feel like i have an ancient CPU :cry:
    recently looked at my stats and if i calculated correctly i'm averaging about 1k Points Per Week with about 60% usage o_O
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    yup the wattage meter at the wall shows 177w crunching @ 4.6ghz
     
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