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I just started folding yesterday on my PS3 and I got my CPU client setup today.

The one thing I don't like about folding on my PC is running it at 100% all the time. The HSF blaring sucks and not to mention the extra heat in my non-A/C room. I'm planning to either get a 212+ or H60/80 to help that part.

But I was wondering is it plausible/safe to run this program (maxing out the cores) 24/7?
post #2 of 31
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I just started folding yesterday on my PS3 and I got my CPU client setup today.

The one thing I don't like about folding on my PC is running it at 100% all the time. The HSF blaring sucks and not to mention the extra heat in my non-A/C room. I'm planning to either get a 212+ or H60/80 to help that part.

But I was wondering is it plausible/safe to run this program (maxing out the cores) 24/7?
The difference in lifespan would be negligible.

But, you should note that your room will only get hotter as you get better cooling installed.
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DO IT!

my house is like a sauna. folding all the time!
     
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The difference in lifespan would be negligible.

But, you should note that your room will only get hotter as you get better cooling installed.
Ah, is that because the more heat the CPU kicks out, the coolers would only disperse them better and more into the room.
But at least, the fans won't be blaring any of the coolers I listed (212+ or H60/80)?

Well then, with a cooler at least I can OC and have faster results, right?
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I always scale Folding and WCG back during the summer because of the heat. As long as you are within temp thresholds there is no harm in running, but as someone who does not run AC either (except in the harshest of heat waves) I would stick to running only during the overnight hours and into the morning.
 
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post #6 of 31
As long as you have good surge protection and your home wiring is up to spec, there shouldnt be any dramas.

Most of us run 24/7, I too have been known to fold over night
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nah it doesn't really matter but the hard drive will more likely fail when running 24/7 because they have moving parts and such. Folding will get addictive after a while when you start racking up pts
    
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I have 4 rigs folding 24/7.Not a problem with it other than the heat generated and the electric bill.
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Electric bill? Really? How bad can/will that get?
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Originally Posted by GamerKingFaiz View Post
Ah, is that because the more heat the CPU kicks out, the coolers would only disperse them better and more into the room.
But at least, the fans won't be blaring any of the coolers I listed (212+ or H60/80)?

Well then, with a cooler at least I can OC and have faster results, right?
The point is with better/more efficient cooling more of that heat will be in your room as opposed to in your CPU.

Just note that your room will only get hotter. For a 24/7 rig this is not the most ideal thing to do.

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Electric bill? Really? How bad can/will that get?
Where I live it's roughly 15 cents per killowatt x hour. There are overage fees but based on my usage it balances out to about ^ that much.
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