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Old December 20, 2009, 09:04 PM
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My System Specs


Originally Posted by chriskwarren View Post
i7 920, SLBEJ spec.

Originally Posted by Zero82z View Post
-bigadv workunits are worth about 25k points each. However, if you turn them in before the deadline, you get bonus points. The amount of points you get is determined by how far in advance of the deadline the unit is uploaded. I believe a stock or lightly overclocked i7 (~3GHz) would just make it in under the deadline to get a bonus, but an overclocked CPU would complete units considerably faster, and therefore would obtain a much larger bonus.

Any of them. All i7 CPUs (including the LGA1156 Lynnfield variants) are capable of overclocking quite well, and like 3.0charlie said, 3.6GHz is basically guaranteed as long as you have decent cooling. Keep in mind that it must be an i7 and not an i5, since Hyperthreading is a requirement to be able to fold the units fast enough to submit before the deadline.
Originally Posted by chriskwarren View Post
I get ~20K PPD on a 3.4GHZ OC (both chips). A little lower on the i7 on my main rig (~19K), a little higher on the i7 rig that only folds.

Just bumped one rig up to 3.6GHZ, and now both rigs (one at 3.4, the other 3.6) are folding along at the same clip currently.
Very useful info gents. Thank you. I have a neet Gigabyte X58 board waiting for one. When I get her dual-pourpose machine finished then I can build another folding only rig for myself.
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