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Tex1954

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Message 44496 - Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 13:41:21 UTC - in response to Message 43023.  
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AMD FX-4100 Quad core processor, 3600 Mhz, 4 cores, 4 logical processors

AMD Radeon HD 6670 (GPU)
16 GB of virtual memory
8 GB of Ram

What do I need to upgrade and how could I do it to turn my desktop into a beast with an appetite for BOINC workunits like the event horizon of a blackhole?


If you want to build ANY CPU intensive BOINC machine, stay away from Bulldozer...

The PII X6 Thubans outperform them by miles as does the I5-2500K/I7-2600K CPU's. In fact, for multicore FPU performance, the FX series perform about 1/2 speed even with high clocks.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1143670/fx-8120-boinc-benchmarks-real-world-stuff

8-)
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Message 44631 - Posted: 26 Jun 2012, 17:45:56 UTC - in response to Message 44496.  

Here is a link to an article regarding building a 2 GPU machine. I figured it would cost about $850 or so to build depending on what you already have laying around. However, I figured it would cost about $51 a month to run it non-stop as well!

http://usa.lanex.com/?page_id=163

Good luck!

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