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I've been curious about this for a while. Ever since the bonus adjustment, I have no idea what a 920 can even accomplish anymore.
I realize that there's big-big-advs, but from what I can tell, you have to at least have a hex-core phenom, but preferably a newer i7.

Although I've been having hardware issues lately, I'd still like to know what projects an OC'd 920 can get assigned and what's the largest number of points that I can get?

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My 920 at 3.5GHz gets about 13K folding SMP in a Linux VM while also folding on a GPU, it gets about 16K if it was not folding on the GPU. So you could probably get around 20K PPD with a higher overclock than me, but you can only complete regular SMP WUs.
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So they've done away with big-advs for older i7s then? You can tell I'm on top of current trends. rolleyes.gif
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Yes bigadv can not be completed with even an overclocked Sandy Bridge i7 anymore.
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Wow, didn't expect that. Perhaps once I get to 10mil, it might be time to retire that rig from folding then. Hopefully by then, the Vishera cpus will be out and possibly worth the gold they're made of. Maybe then I can actually make use of this AM3+ board sitting here. I can dream. biggrin.gif

Thanks for the straight answers that have eluded me up to this point.
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Edited by crystalhand - 4/26/12 at 7:50am
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Before it gets too old, so then would advmethods be appropriate again? Maybe even gain a few kppd?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by juano View Post

Yes bigadv can not be completed with even an overclocked Sandy Bridge i7 anymore.
I beg to differ. I have a 970 and a 2600k at a meager 4.4GHz both doing bigadv. 8 core 1366 CPUs cannot complete the new hugeadv units (6903), and can barely do the smaller 6901. There are a couple elusive old bigadvs but those are practically gone already.
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Originally Posted by tismon View Post

Before it gets too old, so then would advmethods be appropriate again? Maybe even gain a few kppd?
The PPD he was listing was for advmethods.
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