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Message 734461 - Posted: 4 Apr 2008, 22:52:36 UTC

Is there a way to speed up my 2 computers to get them to work faster?

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Message 734463 - Posted: 4 Apr 2008, 22:54:30 UTC

well,geting faster RAM,then overclocking that,then OC the CPU then geting an optimized APP..well OC if possible...
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Message 734480 - Posted: 4 Apr 2008, 23:22:05 UTC - in response to Message 734461.  

Is there a way to speed up my 2 computers to get them to work faster?

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I have a Question? Did You build Your PCs Yourself or are they pre-made OEM PCs? If their OEMs, Faster Ram might help, If It's supported by the Bios, If not You're wasting Your money, Get an Optimized app that will work with Your PCs, You will need SSSE3 for the Q6600 and SSE2 for the AMD and right now the best ones are the 2.4V based on Crunch3r's website(Google this also). To install them in each PC, You need to stop Boinc, Open the Boinc folder, Open the projects folder, then Open the Seti folder and copy the 3 files in the "Files to Install" folder from Your zip file(s) that You've downloaded to their respective PCs seti folders, then start Boinc up, As You should be done now.
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Message 734484 - Posted: 4 Apr 2008, 23:27:11 UTC - in response to Message 734480.  

Is there a way to speed up my 2 computers to get them to work faster?

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Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, Microsoft Windows Vista, (06.00.6000.00)
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)

I have a Question? Did You build Your PCs Yourself or are they pre-made OEM PCs? If their OEMs, Faster Ram might help, If It's supported by the Bios, If not You're wasting Your money, Get an Optimized app that will work with Your PCs, You will need SSSE3 for the Q6600 and SSE2 for the AMD and right now the best ones are the 2.4V based on Crunch3r's website here (Google this also). To install them in each PC, You need to stop Boinc, Open the Boinc folder, Open the projects folder, then Open the Seti folder and copy the 3 files in the "Files to Install" folder from Your zip file(s) that You've downloaded to their respective PCs seti folders, then start Boinc up, As You should be done now.

Just added a link to Crunch3r's site for convenience.

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Message 734491 - Posted: 4 Apr 2008, 23:52:17 UTC - in response to Message 734484.  

Is there a way to speed up my 2 computers to get them to work faster?

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Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, Microsoft Windows Vista, (06.00.6000.00)
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1700+ Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)

I have a Question? Did You build Your PCs Yourself or are they pre-made OEM PCs? If their OEMs, Faster Ram might help, If It's supported by the Bios, If not You're wasting Your money, Get an Optimized app that will work with Your PCs, You will need SSSE3 for the Q6600 and SSE2 for the AMD and right now the best ones are the 2.4V based on Crunch3r's website here (Google this also). To install them in each PC, You need to stop Boinc, Open the Boinc folder, Open the projects folder, then Open the Seti folder and copy the 3 files in the "Files to Install" folder from Your zip file(s) that You've downloaded to their respective PCs seti folders, then start Boinc up, As You should be done now.

Just added a link to Crunch3r's site for convenience.

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Message 734527 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 2:39:39 UTC

Question - can a faster video card help a computer crunch seti faster?
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Message 734533 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 3:24:09 UTC - in response to Message 734527.  

Question - can a faster video card help a computer crunch seti faster?

Not at this time, So far there is an alpha that would allow seti to be crunched on a video card, But You would have to have an 8000 or newer Nvidia video card and It's not been released by whomever is working on It, Maybe somebody more knowledgeable will chime in and fill You in on this.

Sorry, I couldn't be more helpful.
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Message 734568 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 7:48:55 UTC - in response to Message 734527.  

Question - can a faster video card help a computer crunch seti faster?

Only in the sense that if you run the screen saver or the little display window that the load on the CPU mat be reduced.

The primary place where you may see a significant change is with lower end MB they will have video on the MB and will use a portion of the the main memory for video memory. Again, in this case you may see, and *I* did see an improvement by adding a video card. I saw a better increase with a better MB ... but at the time, the other MB was essentially free with the rebate and it was better than my lowest end system ... so I got it, then later got a better MB and moved the CPU and RAM to the new MB ...
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Message 734643 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 12:04:34 UTC - in response to Message 734568.  

Question - can a faster video card help a computer crunch seti faster?

Only in the sense that if you run the screen saver or the little display window that the load on the CPU mat be reduced.

The primary place where you may see a significant change is with lower end MB they will have video on the MB and will use a portion of the the main memory for video memory. Again, in this case you may see, and *I* did see an improvement by adding a video card. I saw a better increase with a better MB ... but at the time, the other MB was essentially free with the rebate and it was better than my lowest end system ... so I got it, then later got a better MB and moved the CPU and RAM to the new MB ...


Note: the slowdown on the above system could be minimized if:
1. System is used for crunching only
2. Screen saver is not used (auto-power down monitor after x min. idle)
3. Install enough memory that video memory use doesn't result in paging.
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