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Well guys I not sure if I am going to make the challenge. I lost one of the x58 rigs today and it is got me thinking of selling the other and cut my loses. I may crunch part time but I can't afford to replace crap. I don't want to kill any other rigs so I am seriously thinking of having a sale and let some things go.
That is WHY I try to crunch with Xeon processors! AMD's can handle running 100% 24/7 but Intel's don't do so well unless they are Xeon processors; then they shine!

hey master crunchers I has a 3770K clocked up now to 4.7Ghz for the cause,

Is it better to let it crunch 4c 8t or 4c 4t?
Wow, hard to say. I usually run with Hyperthreading enabled to try and get all I can out of a processor, but I have heard that shutting Hyperthreading down will result in better PPD..........That is actually a good question.
 
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hey master crunchers I has a 3770K clocked up now to 4.7Ghz for the cause,

Is it better to let it crunch 4c 8t or 4c 4t?
I've been crunching with my i7-4770 @4ghz w/ HT on and have generated 1,706 points so far but i don't know what that means lol
 
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Some will dispute whether hyperthreading helps or hurts. I crunch 4c 8t because well I think it helps. The more threads the better I think.
 
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I run on a laptop so I have no choice but to run 4c 8t. But I always wondered about that.
 
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My 2500k does about the same as a 2600k. I don't think it hurts but is highly marginal
 
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HT helps but not much,10% tops. Even if you see 8 threads, it's still a quad core.
 

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HT helps but not much,10% tops. Even if you see 8 threads, it's still a quad core.
Depends on the workload.... the chance of getting all 8 threads to work together and getting a nice boost is about 50/50
 
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Okay guys, I fired the 1055t rig back up and it is crunching along nicely. Wcg seems to want to be stingy with wu's for it right now. It is just giving it 8 wu's in the buffer and I have the buffer set to 5 days. But where it's a hex core 8 at a time is fine.
 

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Okay guys, I fired the 1055t rig back up and it is crunching along nicely. Wcg seems to want to be stingy with wu's for it right now. It is just giving it 8 wu's in the buffer and I have the buffer set to 5 days. But where it's a hex core 8 at a time is fine.
That's normal- you'll get a full batch once those are done ;)

Switched my other 8350 rig over to Ubuntu this morning and it did the same thing...
 
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Looks like to low output is coming to an end atleast for my 8350. Don't know what the deal was for the last few days but it seemed like a chore to break 12k when I should be easy 17 to 19k.
 

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8 more Teams have signed up for the Challenge (29 Teams total so far) :rockout:
 
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Got it, thanks! ;) I think the game giveaway will end up being pretty spectacular, thanks to everyone's generosity! :respect: :respect:
 
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Just started spooling two 6970s and two 5870s for the folding side and I'm hunting down every last core I can for WCG. Might even manage to get a couple ARM tablets crunching. :p

Is it better to let it crunch 4c 8t or 4c 4t?
Back in the Pentium 4 days, SETI@Home saw about a 30% increase with HT enabled. I rarely deal with (good) Intel chips these days, but as far as I'm aware, that hasn't changed much. Only thing I've heard is that disabling HT can net you a better overclock, but I don't think you'd get an extra 30% increase in clock to make up for having HT disabled.
 
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Just started spooling two 6970s and two 5870s for the folding side and I'm hunting down every last core I can for WCG. Might even manage to get a couple ARM tablets crunching. :p
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Audio Device(s) on board (All)
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Mouse Logitech G300s
Keyboard Thermaltake Challenger Prime (Great for $30!!!)
Software Win 7 Home 64 (Win 10 Pro 64)/Win Pro 64 or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS/14.04 LTS/17.04
Benchmark Scores Why sit on the Bench when you can get in the game and Crunch!!!
UPDATE- Team France joined the Challenge today as the 30th Team
No worries Arjai... just another Team ;)
 

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UPDATE- Team France joined the Challenge today as the 30th Team
No worries Arjai... just another Team ;)
Haha, Arjai is going to flip out, and he's going to be on our butts everyday if they pull ahead :p

But we can do it :)
 
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oh the frenchies, there goes the hood.
 
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are wcg servers down or something? i have projects pending uploads since midnight and still won't upload :confused:

EDIT: never mind
 
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Edison has been put up and running, so I am not at the promised four but at the max of 6 cores! For the duration of the challenge at least.