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Come on people, ambient = room ambient. Not external ambient - that doesn't make any sense. No-one will voluntarily have a -20C room which they have to live in. :P

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That's your way of interpretation... and it will not be correct for many... believe me...

So my room ambient is 21°C, my setup is inside but my radiator is outside at -15°c... Ambient temp or not ? How to judge?

Overclockers will bend rules to get any advantage.... it will never work as not everyone plays nice

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When I was new to competitive overclocking I had s775 setup that was doing 3.75 ghz in summer and 4.1ghz in winter with open windows - exact same hardware and placement in the room. So what is air cooling?) Single stage actually gives much less spread in temperatures.

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54 minutes ago, Noxinite said:

No-one will voluntarily have a -20C room which they have to live in

In the hottest days of last summer, when I run both single stage units and something hot, I had easy +40C in the room even with ventilation:) So discomfort is not an argument:)

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1 hour ago, alexmaj467 said:

Ouch. what parameters do you use to consider an inactive participant. 1-2 years ?

That's what I would use.

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3 hours ago, Noxinite said:

Come on people, ambient = room ambient. Not external ambient - that doesn't make any sense. No-one will voluntarily have a -20C room which they have to live in. :P

Actually that's exactly what I did when I started out benching. A bunch of my Socket 478 scores on water are done in winter, at night, with the window wide open in my room. Ambient probably about - 5c in my room. Even in Wales we don't get the chilly - 20c I dreamed of. 

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On 3/26/2020 at 9:12 PM, Leeghoofd said:

That's your way of interpretation... and it will not be correct for many... believe me...

So my room ambient is 21°C, my setup is inside but my radiator is outside at -15°c... Ambient temp or not ? How to judge?

Overclockers will bend rules to get any advantage.... it will never work as not everyone plays nice

 

On 3/27/2020 at 12:21 AM, ObscureParadox said:

Actually that's exactly what I did when I started out benching. A bunch of my Socket 478 scores on water are done in winter, at night, with the window wide open in my room. Ambient probably about - 5c in my room. Even in Wales we don't get the chilly - 20c I dreamed of. 

Okay. You changed my opinion. I was not aware of the extreme measures, that are used to "enhance" ambient coolers.

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One day I was benching actually on the street in the winter night. "Room" ambient was -20°C.

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On 3/26/2020 at 5:02 PM, alexmaj467 said:

Ouch. what parameters do you use to consider an inactive participant. 1-2 years ?

I have to add to this (I'm the Yand to your Yin, Your other cup of Tea, Ect, Ect). If you set a Time Limit, you must also set a submission limit. Do you need to sub 1, 2 - 10 scores a year to be considered active?

What if :

Your new score is lower than 2 years ago, does it still count for being active?

You only submit scores for Competitions, Challenger Series, Ect, Ect. Theses do not always give points and are limited (Less than 5 ) submissions.

Thank You 🙂

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Personally, I wouldn't be harsh on this. 1 sub per year would be enough to keep you active.

Whether it gets points or not, I could care less. Just something to show that you're still interested.

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I'm very interested. But unfortunately while I'm doing something else, maybe in 4 months there will be time to do a little bit of CPU selection. And it will take 15 months from the last submission of the result. Let's expand it for 2 years for inactivity.

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