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I have my conroe rig, and my spare oc'd pentium 4 (3.8), if I game on my conroe (allendale) and F@H on my p4 will it cause my power bill to go up, a little or even alot?!

PS. Cant fold 24/7, but Ill do it when I can! If the bill wont raise alot that is
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post #2 of 33
No it wont cause your power bill to go up much but I would fold on both rigs if I were you...
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post #3 of 33
well...probably about 20 a month? I dono how much power costs there, or how much power you use...
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post #4 of 33
I had to stop folding on my opty rig (because i sold it) about 2 months ago and my bill dropped by 15% which was a good saving .Gonna keep acheck to see what teh connie is costing me ( Not that money is an issue with folding)....M
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post #5 of 33
I have my comp on 24/7 folding for teh cause, and another comp on during the day not folding (windows crashes so...) and my electric bill is'nt to bad, the tumble dryer drinks the electric though.

The wife keeps a close eye on the electic and so far she's impressed on how little they use
    
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post #6 of 33
It will go up but how much depends on a lot of things, mainly your power rate. Look at your bill and see what they charge per KW/hr. Then if you take a watt meter and see what the difference is between folding and not folding you can calculate what the difference would be over the month.
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post #7 of 33
Heh you kidding me, since I started my old lady wants to kill me since A/c is set on 70 24/7 now trying to keep ambient lol Shes gonna kill me whne she sees this months bill:swearing: Wish we got a discount since she reads meters for FP&L but FAT chance

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post #8 of 33
No need to keep the ambient that low... mine is higher than that (barely use AC) and system temps are good, even with air cooling.
    
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post #9 of 33
In my home im averaging abou $18 bucks a core roughly...
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post #10 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
No need to keep the ambient that low... mine is higher than that (barely use AC) and system temps are good, even with air cooling.

There is when you wanna be in the room with it. I hate having a warm room. That's why I can only fold a lot during the colder months.
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