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post #11 of 18
I'd take the garage...then again I grew up with computers on while I sleep in my house...it is _disturbing_ to go to bed w/o a recognizable humming and glowing coming from under the desk
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post #12 of 18
What about some quiet fans and noise damping stuffs? I'm guessing she has a problem with the noise?
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post #13 of 18
I just fold on my son's PC
    
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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Remonster View Post
has zero visible lights, sometimes I forget its on!
Now where's the fun in that?


The only time I turn off folding is when I have to encode video, and that is just a precaution as that is a delicate operation. I have had 2 consoles at 100% of idle cycles running while playing FEAR for hours and have had no issues whatsoever. Played an 8 hour game of Civ 4 also without any problems.

As has been mentioned, any folding is good, even if it's only doing the day.

If nothing else works, tell her to look at my sig line.......doesn't she like angels?
post #15 of 18
tell her that you're the man and the computer's stayin on !!

if you want to make some some fudge excuse, tell her this. go up to her and be like look woman, when i turn the computer on and off it expands the processor from heat, then shrinks the processor when i turn it off because of the lack of heat. Therefore by turning it on and off you're making my computer die prematurely.

before i changed my processor my computer ran solid for a year (minus those times it was shut down to go to a LAN party).
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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
Now where's the fun in that?


The only time I turn off folding is when I have to encode video, and that is just a precaution as that is a delicate operation. I have had 2 consoles at 100% of idle cycles running while playing FEAR for hours and have had no issues whatsoever. Played an 8 hour game of Civ 4 also without any problems.

As has been mentioned, any folding is good, even if it's only doing the day.

If nothing else works, tell her to look at my sig line.......doesn't she like angels?
Change your sig to ...............,A Kitten dies, How could you do that to do the lil cute kitten - YOUR SICK!

Might get her attention!
    
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post #17 of 18
If it is a noise issue see if making it quiet will be enough for her. Putting the computer on the ground makes it barely audible if you have no loud fans inside. Explain to her what it is doing as well, if you already have not.
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post #18 of 18
Don`t argue with the wife, "dicker".
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