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Nuthouse

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User: Nuthouse
Group: www.overclockers.com Seti Team
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what can I do on the software side to make my computer faster.. any tweaks or whatnot. What is that option that windows 2000 has that asks "Optimize for background services"???

I use my computer as a workstation, but I want to overclock it here is my setup. I need it to be stable, yet fast. maybe add a couple of MHz to the FSB? I am running crucial PC2100 DDR cl2.5. ANy other info you need? Should I be posting this somewhere else?
 

TC

Senior Seti Addict
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Jan 15, 2001
Location
Denver, CO
Actually if you just commit to crunching a unit or two a day on a continuous basis you will advance very quickly. About 50% of all Seti members have done less than 50 units if my memory serves me. I'd say roughly 1.5 million people signed up because they thought it sounded cool and then they quit.
 

Lonely Raven

If you traded with me please leave me Heatware Sen
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Feb 2, 2002
Location
Wheaton, IL
I *hate* quitters!!

TC, you forgot to point the dude to our tutorial!

http://www.ocsetiteam.com/Instr1.htm

Nice system by the way. I'm not familiar with that board, but
I'm sure it has decent memory settings. You should look into them
and see about cranking them up some!

Also, have you considered unlocking your processor and
overclocking that some? SETI *loves* a high FSB (Front Side
Bus).

Also, your IBM GXP series hard drives are bombs waiting to
happen! I've had no less then 5 of them die on me, and back
when I got them they were the schiznit! So I got 8 of them.
with 5 down and 3 still running, I'm not to happy with them.
I HIGHLY recommend you try to keep them cool as best as
you can. A good way is just simply have a case fan pulling cool
air from the outside of your case across them. Believe you me,
it will extend the life of those CRAPPY drives.