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post #11 of 18
I was hoping that some of the EL members would speak up as to what interests them the most, but I think looking at your current setup that I would think anything from 0-4 years old (although perhaps even older, as in including everything from 775 and AM2+/AM3). I would expect that there are more highend GPUs than highend CPUs, but that is pure speculation on my part. That is pretty general but for a framework of a guideline. For specifics, I think it might be interesting to see what a 2 thread (thread, not core) Wprime (or similiar multi-thread benchmark) would reveal since it appears that chips from 775 to AM3 to Sandy Bridge/Ivy/Haswell Celerons and Pentiums might be competitive. It think you should try to find stages that provide a wide range of options to be competitive and avoid ones that require a single setup to win.

The idea to make sure that accounts aren't created when the competition starts up is a good one, making it a harder for people to work around the rules but not onerous to those that legitimately want to compete.
    
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I really appreciate the dialogue about the possibilities of competitions expressly for the EL, but in general the very nature of ambient cooling lends it’s self to unfair advantages in the competition platform just by time of year of the event and primarily the location a person calls home. My own present location’s winter lows are warmer than summer lows from where I lived in Idaho.

Would need to set a minimum allowable temp and the requirement for either a cpu or mb temp reading or both in the screen shot with an acceptable read only app.
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Any suggestions for the cooling app?

Additional problem: if the lower limit is set at 20°C, one could always do the run at 5°C, and then have the CPU heat up to 20°C for the screenshot.
post #14 of 18
Setting a temperature restriction could be almost unworkable, since as Massman has said it would need to be able to output the temperature during the benchmark. Perhaps there is a program which shows temperature and CPU load and all in a tidy timelined graph that can be included in the screenshot?

Although all the scores submitted in EL work under the assumption that based on geographic location some people just have an advantage. It regularly moves down -20c here where I am during the winter and it does wonders for cold bugged AM2 chips but it seems unfair to restrict someone or handicap them simply because of where they happen to live. Unless you start to see a mass migration of HWBOT members to northern (or southern) climates just to compete in the division. biggrin.gif
    
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So we gotta move to OC league from enthusiast?
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So we gotta move to OC league from enthusiast?
NO

I liked the EL ..no SUB zero biggrin.gif
so..bong cooler with ice= never SUB zero wink.gif
 
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post #17 of 18
Personally have no problem competing against the colder climates in the league environment nor in a bragging rights match and if I have the hardware & time will probably show up but add a prize wroth effort and I’d want an even playing field and definitely wouldn’t want to be on Massman's end when the least climate fortunate start complaining.

As for a monitoring app there really isn’t anything out there that that fits this task as far as I know and personally wouldn’t want it running in the back ground when trying to knock a few hundredths of a PI time. Every time I think of something I can think of a way to beat it, so the thought was just that.

As to migration comment: personally been thinking about retiring in northern Minnesota, most of my wife’s relatives are in the area and tired of 40c+ summers: definitely no need for a bong in the winter, though might be nice with some spiced rum and a warm fire.
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