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off, screw electricity
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Originally Posted by GIPrice View Post
off, screw electricity
Since electricity isn't for you then. You could use some solar panels then.
Makes a difference for me since i have to pay for the bill.
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I run mine On for the nice idle temps and off for benching.
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Humm seems like a pretty healthy mix from both camps. I idle under 40c with it off at 4.5GHz. Not too worried about the electric bill and these chips are so damn cheap compared to my last intel extreme chip, its almost like I should pump more juice into it... I just wish I had a real world reason to justify it.
    
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