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Maximize SETI speeds

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

If you’re running the SETI@Home client for BeOS, you can get much faster crunch rates than you do on the same machine under Windows. However, pay attention to the screen saver you’re running at the same time, as some savers are very CPU-intensive. To maximize your SETI rate, run a low-impact screen saver like “Message” (built into R4.5). Do some tests of your own against “busy” screen savers — the difference in SETI rates is dramatic. Of course, you can always just disable your screen saver entirely, but that’s no fun…

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