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BGB10 is over. Thanks to everyone for donating prizes and participating. Prizes will hopefully be distributed by this weekend.

BGB10 stats

New for BGB10
A new question has been added to the sign up spreadsheet asking if you would like to be included in the prize draw or not. Those who wish to credit hoard will choose "No". Those who choose "Yes" and are caught credit hoarding will be automatically ineligible to win a prize.

What is the monthly "BOINCers Gone Bonkers" event?
Similar to the Foldathons; this is a 48-hour period where everyone fires up every computer they have, and tries to earn as many credits as they possibly can in an effort to boost our team ranking in both overall ranking and per-project rankings.
It's also a great time to take a break from gaming to increase your credits. Plus, it raises awareness for BOINC and distributed computing as a whole. Getting word out is crucial for the long term stability and success of our BOINC team, and we hope to get some new long term BOINCers in the process.

My computer is quite old, would it still be worthwhile to participate?
Yes. Unlike Folding@Home, BOINC has many many projects and applications. The eOn project has work units that are very small and usually finish in under 30 minutes on an older 1.9GHz AMD Athlon laptop (as of December 2010). Some projects have large work units, such as Aqua@Home with their multithreaded work units that can easily takes almost 40 hours running on all 4 cores of an Q8200 @ 2.5GHz (as of March 2011). If you need assistance on choosing a project for an older computer, start a new thread or post in this thread and we will help you out in choosing the right projects for you.

When will the event be taking place on?
It begins on September 6th at 12pm Eastern Time and ends on September 8th at 12pm Eastern Time.

How do I set up my system for this?
You can use this guide to get BOINC on your system, and choose the projects that you would like to crunch units for. You may also use this guide to use BOINC exclusively on your Graphics card(s).
A list of all Projects can be found here.

I have looked at the list of projects and I am still undecided on what I should run.
Every month, we take 3 of our worst performing projects and make them the Projects of The Month (PoTM). By doing this, we attempt to increase our ranking in those projects. Check that out and consider running those if you are still not sure what to run.
Also remember to join team Overclock.net for each project that you attach to in the BOINC Manager.

Want to donate a prize?
Here is the guideline:
*You MUST cover the shipping costs if shipping within your country of residence.
*Send a Private Message (PM) to me with the item that you wish to donate and pics of the item(s) (if possible) or link to the item on the web (if possible)

Requirements to win a prize
Prize value $0-$24.99: at least 1,000 credits
$25-$49.99: at least 5,000 credits
$50-$99.99: at least 20,000 credits
$100+: at least 50,000 credits

Prizes being donated (each prize requires an additional 8 members to be signed up for it to be distributed) [note, 8 members per 1 prize]:
- ($25) OCZ 2GB (2x1GB) 800MHz DDR2 4-5-4-15 memory- Donated by goodtobeking
- ($0) Google Music Beta Invite - Donated by cechk01
- ($0) Google+ Invite - Donated by cechk01
- ($60) Dirt 3 steam download - Donated by 4x4n (Will be pushed to BGB11)


Google Spreadsheet

Edited by gamer11200 - 9/8/11 at 9:43am
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Sign up now. Event starts in 2 weeks!
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For this BGB i'll try new projects. Gotta work in CPU Rosetta and GPU GPUGrid. Hope it doesn't blow
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Prime Grid probably give you max GPU points...

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The sign up number seems to be working incorrectly. Unless its a side effect of me being on my phone. Just as a heads up.
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For this BGB i'll try new projects. Gotta work in CPU Rosetta and GPU GPUGrid. Hope it doesn't blow
hope it doesnt blow? really?
    
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hope it doesnt blow? really?
Blow my computers
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Just signed up. Would really like that Dirt3 DL. *hint* lol
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decent amount of sign ups so far, but let's try to do 40!

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Just signed up. Would really like that Dirt3 DL. *hint* lol
Hopefully lady luck will be on your side for that.
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decent amount of sign ups so far, but let's try to do 40!



Hopefully lady luck will be on your side for that.
Woah woah woah you mean we can't get you to rig it for us?

What kind of freaking racket are you running around here gamer? Every man has his price...

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