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BOINCers Gone Bonkers 20 - August 7th - August 9th, 2012 *OVER*

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Prizes will be determined and given out in the next days.

What is the monthly "BOINCers Gone Bonkers" event about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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 isn't the fastest, would it still be worthwhile to participate? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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, such as Climate Prediction, have work units that can easily take over 100 hours when running on Intel's Sandy Bridge processors (as of September 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 BGB20 be taking place? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It begins on August 7th at 12pm Eastern Standard Time and ends on August 9th at 12pm Eastern Time. Please check this time with your local time zone to see when it starts for you.

How do I set up my computers for this? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Every month, we choose projects to be the Overclock.net Projects of The Month (PoTM). We do this 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? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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-$200: at least 50,000 credits
$200+: at least 75,000 credits
(also, the requirement of having NOT accepted a prize given out for last month's BOINCers Gone Bonkers event

Prizes being donated for this event: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(prizes are sorted by price)
($125) - Quad Core Linux Virtual Private Server with 6GB of RAM With a Free 1 Month Subscription - Donated by: JY -No Winner
($120) - 1 Year Free Web Hosting - Donated by OliverGw - Winner: WarMacheen Information on 1 year web hosting (Click to show)
10gb Disk Space
Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
Unlimited MySQL DB's
Unlimited FTP
Unlimited Subdomains
Unlimited Email Accounts
40 Addon Domains

Version Info:
cPanel (11.32.3 build 23)
Apache 2.2.22
PHP 5.3
MySQL 5.1
($84) - 6 Months Free Web Hosting - Donated by OliverGw - No winner Information on 6 months web hosting (Click to show)
5gb Disk Space
Unlimited Monthly Bandwidth
Unlimited MySQL DB's
Unlimited FTP
Unlimited Subdomains
Unlimited Email Accounts
20 Addon Domains


Version Info:
cPanel (11.32.3 build 23)
Apache 2.2.22
PHP 5.3
MySQL 5.1
($25) - $25 Kiva donation - Donated by Overclock.net - Winner: DarkRyder
($10) - Overclock.net lanyard - Donated by Overclock.net - Winner: Wheezo
($10) - $10 Paypal - Donated by R.D.BID - Winner: mkclan


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Just in time to truly test my new cooling helpers biggrin.gif

   
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I'm in, first time.
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I'm in, first time.

Welcome aboard WarMacheen! You'll be able to smash some Work Units with 2 7970's.
 
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In, except I'm moving in early August, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to put up much points.

Looking forward to it still though! thumb.gif
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Hmm dunno if I'll make this one. Got MML 11 on 2nd-5th and hoping to sell my other 5850 to pick up one of those beautiful XFX 7970 or 7950 so I may be down for a while. Hopefully I can get all my stuff sold and bought quickly so I can start crunching units again but not holding my breath on it.
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Welcome Warmacheen, dont forget to sign up for the even so your points will be counted and you will be able to win a prize
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Unfortunately, I won't be able to participate this time since starting new job... IF I get hired...

BUT, if I can get a good internet connection, I should be able to take care of biz...

Also, been off line since power outage and network dead for about 28 hours... Just got back online...

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LOL!

I was waiting for him to pluck the head off and start some fried chicken dinner....

LOL!

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