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Hello all -

I'm running an ASUS G74sx Desktop Replacement Lappy. Specs are in sig, but for ease of use - i7 2650qm, Geforce GTX560m. Stockcooling smile.gif

I don't have a desktop right now as I am a broke college kid.

I'm just wondering if the effects of folding on this computer (which is on almost 24/7) will outweigh the minute benefits that it might provide? I know my components won't put up even marginal numbers, but I want to get involved if it wont cause problems to my system.

Thoughts?

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It's usually not recommended to fold for extended periods on laptops, most of their cooling isn't up to running at 100% like that. You can give it a shot and see how it does though if you'd like. Oh and every little bit counts, so don't get down on yourself because you wouldn't be seeing numbers as big as from a desktop. It's not the power of your laptop that makes it less than ideal for folding, that actually looks pretty powerful to me, it's the cooling.
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It's usually not recommended to fold for extended periods on laptops, most of their cooling isn't up to running at 100% like that. You can give it a shot and see how it does though if you'd like. Oh and every little bit counts, so don't get down on yourself because you wouldn't be seeing numbers as big as from a desktop. It's not the power of your laptop that makes it less than ideal for folding, that actually looks pretty powerful to me, it's the cooling.

I'd have to agree with juano.


I had a G72 (just sold it for 1000 bucks woot) and the cooling on it was pretty rough.. Even with a cooling pad I couldnt get temperatures to what I felt were an acceptable level for regular usage. Forget about folding.


While the OCN team would love to have you folding for us. I'd hate to see you fry your laptop for a hundred or 200 work units.
 
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I'd have to agree with juano.
I had a G72 (just sold it for 1000 bucks woot) and the cooling on it was pretty rough.. Even with a cooling pad I couldnt get temperatures to what I felt were an acceptable level for regular usage. Forget about folding.
While the OCN team would love to have you folding for us. I'd hate to see you fry your laptop for a hundred or 200 work units.

That's what I was thinking. I mean... load temp is listed as 61C, but I know it can get much hotter than that when I just do games and stuff for long periods of time - the heat isnt dangerous now, but doing more intensive stuff for longer? I'm thinking maybe not such a good idea.

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Ya i have to agree that folding on a laptop just is not worth it. While ever WU does help out the cost to you will probably end up being to high. The heat is going to kill it much faster then normal. although you might still be able to fold on the GPU a couple hours a day since the points dont depend on when the units are turned in
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Cooling mat at fire it up.
I fold on my X505(in sig) 24/7 - i7-720qm and GTS 250m. good for about 7k-9k PPD, depening on the unit. Only drawing around 140watts, compare that to the PPD and power usage of a mid-range desktop nvidia gpu or any AMD card and thats not bad at all.
I reseasted the heatsinks and built a cooling pad for it and have 2 Coolermaster Sickleflows blowing into the bottom vents, keeps me in the lower 80s on the cpu and 60s on the gpu.
(Used to run a pair of Deltas at half speed and that kept the cpu under 65c and the gpu around 48c.)
 
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