Best CPU for SETI?

jeffg007

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If you overclock, the intell pIII will be faster than the Athlon because of the high FSB. If you don't they are pretty close to being the same.

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If you look at the SETISPY software under compare the performance of the different CPUs they say the INTEL cpus are faster. What do you think about this?

I have three machines running SETI none overclocked.
Celeron 400 about 12 hours
Duron 600 about 11 hours
K6 300 About 20 hours

I am going to upgrade soon and trying to decide whether to get a PIII 850Mhz or a T-Bird 950 since on Pricewatch they are both about the same price. I might try to overclock this new system as well. Which should be faster? I am also leaning towards the PIII only because I have an Asus P2B now and I am hoping that I can use the PIII in it, but I am not sure about that and will most likely have to buy a new motherboard anyway. When I see other people's scores with various CPUs looks like both Intel and AMD CPUs are about the same.

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jeffg007

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Are you running the text-only version or graphical version?

The command line Is faster. I'd bet you would be under 10 hours with the command line for your duron 600.

Jeff
 

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Hey Assimulator, Jump ship and join with Tommy's group! Anandtech doesn't need you. Why you know that teeniebopper has a great site, almost as good as Tom's Hardware's but not quite, and I know he has had his Seti team for a while. Well we are just getting started. We would really appriciate your 3,300+ units. Come on? What do you say? You will be a star over here. You can help us make a Tom's Hardware SETI page.

Oh, I am using the 2.4 GUI version. I moved over to the 3.0 CLI version on the Celeron 400 and I am beating the Duron 600 by an hour. I heard SETI runs better with Intel CPUs, I will know soon when I get them both running the CLI version. Before with the GUI version there almost the same.

By the way, Anand "the TeenieBopper" Shrimpi's Seti Team is 25th not 13th.

PS: If that kid is so smart why did he go to NC State, that is such a crap school. He should have gone to MIT or Cal Tech. Now I know the rumors must be true, his Computer Science teaching father helps him to run the site. It's all a big scam. Dr. Thomas Pabst is a Surgeon and went to the best Medical School in Germany (very competitive place for Medical School). NC State is such a crap school.
 

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