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Old 2011-11-15, 02:59   #1
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I want to contribute as much as I can so I decided to bring out my old Compaq Laptop and let that run Prime for the rest of it's life. the specs for it are (and this is from Piriform's Speccy).

I was wondering what would be the best type of work for this laptop.

(Sorry for the novel of text but I wasn't entirely sure on exactly what specs you guys would need)

Operating System
. MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
. Installation Date: 1 November 2008, 15:57
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. Battery
. AC line Online
. Battery full time Unknown
. Battery Charge % 100 %
. Battery State High
.
CPU
. Intel Celeron
. Cores 1
. Threads 1
. Name Intel Celeron
. Code Name Northwood
. Package Socket 478 mPGA
. Technology 0.13um
. Specification Mobile Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz
. Family F
. Extended Family F
. Model 2
. Extended Model 2
. Stepping 9
. Revision D1
. Instructions MMX, SSE, SSE2
. Virtualization Unsupported
. Hyperthreading Not supported
. Bus Speed 99.7 MHz
. Rated Bus Speed 398.7 MHz
. Stock Core Speed 2400 MHz
. Stock Bus Speed 100 MHz
. Caches
. L1 Data Cache Size 8 KBytes
. L1 trace cache 12 Kuops
. L2 Unified Cache Size 256 KBytes
. Core 0
. Core Speed 2392.8 MHz
. Multiplier x 24.0
. Bus Speed 99.7 MHz
. Rated Bus Speed 398.7 MHz
. Thread 1
. APIC ID 0
RAM
. Memory slots
. Total memory slots 2
. Used memory slots 2
. Free memory slots 0
. Memory
. Size 1024 MBytes
. Physical Memory
. Memory Usage 26 %
. Total Physical 958 MB
. Available Physical 706 MB
. Total Virtual 2.26 GB
. Available Virtual 2.10 GB
. SPD
. Number Of SPD Modules 2
. Slot #1
. Type DDR
. Size 512 MBytes
. Manufacturer
. Max Bandwidth PC2700 (166 MHz)
. SPD Ext. EPP
. JEDEC #2
. Frequency 166.7 MHz
. CAS# Latency 2.5
. RAS# To CAS# 4
. RAS# Precharge 4
. tRAS 8
. Voltage 2.500 V
. JEDEC #1
. Frequency 133.3 MHz
. CAS# Latency 2.0
. RAS# To CAS# 3
. RAS# Precharge 3
. tRAS 6
. Voltage 2.500 V
. Slot #2
. Type DDR
. Size 512 MBytes
. Manufacturer Infineon
. Max Bandwidth PC2300 (142 MHz)
. Part Number 64D64020GBDL7B
. Serial Number 031699AB
. Week/year 04 / 03
. SPD Ext. EPP
. JEDEC #2
. Frequency 142.9 MHz
. CAS# Latency 2.5
. RAS# To CAS# 3
. RAS# Precharge 3
. tRAS 7
. Voltage 2.500 V
. JEDEC #1
. Frequency 133.3 MHz
. CAS# Latency 2.0
. RAS# To CAS# 3
. RAS# Precharge 3
. tRAS 6
. Voltage 2.500 V
Motherboard
. Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
. Model 002A (WMT478/NWD)
. Version KE.M1.73
. Chipset Vendor ATI
. Chipset Model RS200/RS200M
. Chipset Revision 02
. Southbridge Vendor ALI
. Southbridge Model M1533
. Southbridge Revision 00
. System Temperature 150 °F
. BIOS
. Brand Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
. Version KE.M1.73
. Date 04/25/2005
. PCI Data
. Slot PCI
. Slot Type PCI
. Slot Usage Unknown
. Bus Width 32 bit
. Slot Designation PCI Slot 1
. Slot Number 0
Graphics
. Monitor
. Name Default Monitor on RADEON IGP 340M
. Current Resolution 1024x768 pixels
. Work Resolution 1024x738 pixels
. State enabled, primary
. Monitor Width 1024
. Monitor Height 768
. Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
. Monitor Frequency 85 Hz
. Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
. ATI video
. GPU RS200M
. Device ID 1002-4337
. Subvendor HP (103C)
. Current Performance Level Level 1
. Release Date 2003
. DirectX Support 7.0
. OpenGL Support 1.3
. Bios Core Clock 183.00
. Bios Mem Clock 133.00
. Driver ati2mtag.sys
. Driver version 6.14.10.6525
. ROPs 2
. Shaders Vertex 0/Pixel 0
. Count of performance levels : 1
. Level 0
Hard Drives
. WDC WD1200BEVE-00WZT0
. Manufacturer Western Digital
. Form Factor GB/2.5-inch
. Business Unit/Brand Mobile/WD Scorpio®
. RPM/Buffer Size or Attribute 5400 RPM with 8 MB cache (Mobile)
. Interface/Connector ATA/133 with 40-pin IDE connector..
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Old 2011-11-15, 05:20   #2
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It seems to have a sufficient amount of memory to do P-1 factoring work, and that's in shortage, so I'd say do that. It will keep your memory fully occupied, but it seems that you're not going to be using it. If not P-1, Double Check work. (My guess would be that "What makes most sense" would probably assign DC work.)
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"What makes most sense" is the best choice. If you have a particular yen for something, do that.
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Old 2011-11-15, 22:10   #4
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Thanks for the info, I just want to help as much as I can (I'll soon have a 16 core server to work with and will probably dedicate it to helping you guys out). "What makes the most sense" sets my system to do trial factoring, btw.
Are there any others that are in shortage?
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Old 2011-11-15, 22:13   #5
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Thanks for the info, I just want to help as much as I can (I'll soon have a 16 core server to work with and will probably dedicate it to helping you guys out). "What makes the most sense" sets my system to do trial factoring, btw.
Are there any others that are in shortage?
Did you set your memory when you started? The default is something like 8Mb which is not enough for P-1 work. Goto Options, CPU and you can see your day/night memory allocated and change it accordingly.
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Did you set your memory when you started? The default is something like 8Mb which is not enough for P-1 work. Goto Options, CPU and you can see your day/night memory allocated and change it accordingly.

I already went through all the settings and allowed Prime95 as much of the resources as it would allow; with the exception of the priority, which I had set to 8.
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Did you set your memory when you started? The default is something like 8Mb which is not enough for P-1 work. Goto Options, CPU and you can see your day/night memory allocated and change it accordingly.
Make sure that you do not cause the machine to use 'Virtual' memory for P-1.
You list your RAM as:
. Total Physical 958 MB
. Available Physical 706 MB
Since you are only going to use it for running Prime95, (and only a single worker), you can set Prime95 to ~600MB and be safe. The OS should not eat up anymore and a skinny browser should not interfere.

Ignore the priority setting. For most occasions it is not worth changing it.
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Alright, will do (I did have it set to use all of the available memory but forgot about the blasted page file. Thanks again :)
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If the TF work is between 50 million and 60 million exponents, then that's pretty much useless. What my 2600k can do in a day my GPU can do in 30 minutes. Uncwilly, "What makes most sense" makes its choice based off of hardware, and essentially never assigns anything other than LL or TF. He can run P-1 just fine, and we need lots of P-1 to keep up with the TF being done by GPUs. George rarely tweaks "What makes most sense" to account for project needs, and in this case especially, P-1 is still far more useful than TF. OP, it's your choice, but I'd still say do P-1. (And you will need to set the memory as Uncwilly said (and priority really doesn't matter).)
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If the TF work is between 50 million and 60 million exponents, then that's pretty much useless. What my 2600k can do in a day my GPU can do in 30 minutes. Uncwilly, "What makes most sense" makes its choice based off of hardware, and essentially never assigns anything other than LL or TF. He can run P-1 just fine, and we need lots of P-1 to keep up with the TF being done by GPUs. George rarely tweaks "What makes most sense" to account for project needs, and in this case especially, P-1 is still far more useful than TF. OP, it's your choice, but I'd still say do P-1. (And you will need to set the memory as Uncwilly said (and priority really doesn't matter).)
Ok, well I definitely will contribute to P-1 as much as possible (Even though my system is going to take about 5 days each assignment).
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Every bit helps, that's the point of distributed computing. Note that even at that rate you can still get quite a few more P-1's done than my desktop can do LL's, even on all three cores, so it is not insignificant.
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