October 2006 Forum Contest - Folding For ATI Radeon GPU's

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October 2006 Forum Contest - Folding For ATI Radeon GPU's

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:09 am

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This month we will be doing something a little different. The fine folks up at ATI have donated a couple retail box graphics cards. The flasgship ATI Radeon X1950XTX and cost effective ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB are two very sweet graphics cards and we will be giving each card away at the end of the month.

To be honest we are tired of doing contest were posts are required as it increases spam and generates pointless posts. This month F@H launched a new client that allows folding on graphics cards, but there is a catch. It only works on ATI graphics cards. Since we have a folding team (Team 38296) and ATI is proud of their F@H support, we asked ATI if we can do a folding race and the rest is history.

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For this contest we will have two winners and I have put a lot of thought on how to pick the winners.

The Grand Prize will be the ATI Radeon X1950XTXand will be given to the folder that has the highest points per per CPU. To find this score we will take total points divided by the number of CPU's folding under that account. To win this graphics card you'll have to worry about having the most powerfull systems running under your name and not the number of machines. The grand prize retails for $479.99!!!

The runner up prize will be the ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB graphics card and will be given to the member who has the highest point total during the contest. This prize retails for $279.99!!

The contest officially starts on Tuesday October 10th at 12am. This is gives everyone a week to get their plan of attack worked out and get their system(s) up and running for the team. From October 10th to October 30th we will record points for the entire team for those 20 days and on October 31st be mailing out two kick ass ATI Graphics cards to the winners of both categories.

For those that are joining the team for the first time you can find the F@H software here and be sure to enter team number 38296 for the team ID for it to count. I'd highly suggest making some new threads in the folding forum as finding out what others are doing might help out your point total.

This contest is open for all those around the world, but Legit Reviews will only pay shipping. If your country taxes items coming in those are the responsibility of the winners. If the same person by chance wins both thry will have his/her pick of cards and the next card will go to one of the runner ups.

Rule Update: Staff members of Legit Reviews and all other review sites are exepempt from this contest. If you feel that you should be the exception to this rule please feel free to PM me and ask. This contest was put on to reward our folding members not for other sites top folders to come in for 20 days and leave after they clean us out.
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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:10 am

reserved space to announce the winners...

Good luck to everyone and feel free to post questions and comments here on this thread.

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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:32 am

Any users that are new to F@H and would like a how to as to how to set it up, or need additional help, for say tweaking etc. Do not hesitate to PM me or hit me up on AIM. We also have a forum, where most of our active F@H memebers spend a lot of time. http://forums.legitreviews.com/viewforum.php?f=16

Anybody that joins the team because of this contest, we hope you stay and contribute for the long term to this worthy project. We are a small but up and coming team.

To check out our stats go here http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/ ... s=&t=38296

As you can see there is at any time 20-25 active members so the odds are in your favor.

And remember only BORG (install F@H) with permission. Stanford does not condone borgs that do not have permission and will wipe all your stats if you do so. It has been done in the past so don't think it won't happen again.

For those who don't know what F@H is please go here http://forums.legitreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=773

LR has given away items to folders before but nothing of this magnitude and we all owe a great debt of gratitude to Apoptosis and ATI for being so generous


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Razorbacx I still need your folding ID
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Postby snowking03 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:40 am

Haha I love that my other computer has still been folding for a forever ;)

18th ranked. Now i need to get the rest of the systems going.

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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:43 am

Werewolfdaddy is ranked #18 for us
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Fantastic! Only Legit Reviews offers such opportunities

Postby jtleon » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:53 am

I look forward to the world of Folding with ATI! :)
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Postby bubba » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:59 am

I'm so on this like white on rice.

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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:00 am

I'm gonna ask that you guys post your user ID for F@H. Just so we can all keep tabs o nt he competition :mrgreen:

for me its you guessed it dicecca112
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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:00 am

just a word of advice to everyone... be sure to get your systems running ASAP as you'll want to turn in work units the second the clock clicks midnight on the 10th and the only way to do that is to get your systems up and folding!

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Postby Jarlax » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:04 am

This is a really great contest. I admit that I do not currently fold but I have been planning to build a new machine and turn the old one into a dedicated folding machine. I will not be able to do it in time for this contest but that is neither here nor there.

Great contest idea and great prizes.

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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:06 am

Jarlax, Still feel free to start folding and by the next folding related contest I'm sure you'll have the new rig up and running!

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Postby Zenphic » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:27 am

Ah, highest points per CPU? Highest point in total?
With the 2 slow computers that I have I already know that I lost, that's for sure :p
I'll make one of them fold for LG nonethless. GL HF!

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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:29 am

got friends? Get them to fold. Go for highest points.
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Postby bubba » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:30 am

my folding ID is Bubba069

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Postby pmanipole » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:34 am

count me on this one.

just switched teams. my FOH is dukeman.

i will figure out how to run two instances on my 165 when i get home.

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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:35 am

any issues don't hesitate to contact me.
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Postby tomato » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:37 am

Nice contest, but prizes will go to those with F@H farms... no chance for the little guy this time, I'm afraid :? ...I will have to pass :( But good luck to those who enter ;)
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Postby dicecca112 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:40 am

not true

The Grand Prize will be the ATI Radeon X1950XTX and will be given to the folder that has the highest points per per CPU. To find this score we will take total points divided by the number of CPU's folding under that account. To win this graphics card you'll have to worry about having the most powerfull systems running under your name and not the number of machines. The grand prize retails for $479.99!!!

The runner up prize will be the ATI Radeon X1900XT 256MB graphics card and will be given to the member who has the highest point total during the contest. This prize retails for $279.99!!


now say you produce 9K points on 4 CPUs
and say uberF@Her produces 40K on 20CPUs

You would win the x1950 over uber because your total will be 2250 per cpu and his is only 2000 per cpu.

This is actually biased towards the little guy. See you have more control over tweaking of your system so you can overclock, tweak the bejesus out of your system. and get better numbers, where as an uber guy is most likely stuck with corporate borgs or stuff that he doesn't have control over. So he's only get a best stock numbers, were yours can get much better.
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Postby Bio-Hazard » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:40 am

I'll have to give this one a shot as well........... :shock:

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Postby Apoptosis » Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:46 am

tomato wrote:Nice contest, but prizes will go to those with F@H farms... no chance for the little guy this time, I'm afraid :? ...I will have to pass :( But good luck to those who enter ;)


I took this thought to heart and that is why the grand prized is based off points per CPU and not the total number of points!

For example...

If I have 5 CPU's and fold 50,000 points this month that would equal 10,000 points per CPU.

If another person had 1 CPU and folded 10,200 points for the month they would win the grand prize as it's points per processor.

Like Dicecca112 said this is biased to the small guy for the grand prize, but I did it that way so individuals like you would want to fold! The person with the most points period will walk away with the X1900XT 256MB graphics card and yes, that will likely go to someone with a folding farm or a ton of friends.


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