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    I guess I can't take part as I can't complete Prime95?

    It's slightly overclocked, but even at stock it failes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun
    I guess I can't take part as I can't complete Prime95?

    It's slightly overclocked, but even at stock it failes .
    You can take part, but if your computer can't complete Prime95 calculations accurately it's likely to return dodgy results which won't be helping the project. I see from your sig that you're running 1GB of memory. A lot of NForce2 memory controller struggle with this; my current board can pass memtest at 225MHz 2-3-3-11 with my 1GB of CH-5, but Prime95 flat out refuses to run above 185MHz. Try relaxing your memory timings; if that doesn't work then reduce the FSB by maybe 5MHz and increase the processor's multiplier to compensate.

    Feel free to PM me if you need more advice, to keep the thread OT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rave
    You can take part, but if your computer can't complete Prime95 calculations accurately it's likely to return dodgy results which won't be helping the project. I see from your sig that you're running 1GB of memory. A lot of NForce2 memory controller struggle with this; my current board can pass memtest at 225MHz 2-3-3-11 with my 1GB of CH-5, but Prime95 flat out refuses to run above 185MHz. Try relaxing your memory timings; if that doesn't work then reduce the FSB by maybe 5MHz and increase the processor's multiplier to compensate.

    Feel free to PM me if you need more advice, to keep the thread OT.
    Honestly, I've tried loads of things. I've even made one or two threads on the subject. On one of the threads, someone took my MSN address and tried to help me. Still after that, Prime95 would not work.

    I'm afraid I've given up trying to get it to work now as I don't understand memory timings etc, and I've tried a whole load of things anyway.

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    Guys,

    I've noticed that if you clock your systems and crunch it crunches more data but you get less points for it.

    Running at stock speed is roughly 5% slow ( in my case anyway ) and the points I'm getting for "stock" are more advantageous than running @ 2.6 as opposed to 2.2 and flying through the data.

    Accuracy is the key in this instances folks - so unstable clockages are not a good idea

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    Have a look at the bottom of this thread Wildmonkey, I explain how the UD points system works. I always had the CPU score scale completely linearly with my overclock; for example when I upped my Duron from 866MHz to 911MHz my CPU score went from 86 to 91.

    Unstable overclocks are not good because you can't be sure you're returning valid data. If your computer can't pass a few hours of P95 then IMO you shouldn't be running ANY distributed computing app.

    As a handy hint for crunching newbies, if you're leaving the computer running for hours while you're not using it (mine run 24/7) then underclock your graphics card to its lowest stable speed. It'll use less power, which shaves a bit off your electricity bill, and run cooler reducing your case temps. You can just clock it back up when it's needed. My 9500 runs at 135MHz core most of the time (which is as far as Powerstrip will reduce it).

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    Ahh I've read the FAQ @ the grid site and its says even "subtle" changes in any of the variables can cause the points to change.

    Thats a little bit stupid as its measuring the speed of the marvell yukon gigabit ethernet controller on my motherboard thats not even used ( not even got a cable in or nothing ) and this is probably why the points have been quite "varied" as of late.

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    UD reckons I only have 0.89GB of HDD space, so I don't know how that affects how my points tally up
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman
    UD reckons I only have 0.89GB of HDD space, so I don't know how that affects how my points tally up
    Go into the setup page of the client and increase the space allocated to 5GB. You can do this even if you don't even have 5GB spare AFAIK, and it'll never use more than 100MB or so. Voila, free increase in points courtesy of their useless rating system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshwa
    Cheers to all that have joined keep up the good work. Feel free to post your computers in this thread in the Distributed Clients forum (https://forums.hexus.net/a/)!

    Also I would like to thank those that have signed up, I am sure another one of these posts would be a great idea in a good couple of months to get all the new membes joining.

    Once again cheers.

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    So, how many have joined?
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman
    So, how many have joined?
    Looks like 13 people to me so far.

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