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Plain and simple.. I dont leave my computer on... And when I am on it I am gaming or browsing the net and I rarely browse the net..
    
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post #92 of 114
It's better for your rig if you leave it on. Heat temp changes from turning
your system on and off repeatedly over time causes the most degradation.
Better to leave your rig on and fold.

Well - if you can afford to. Understandable if you can't.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta View Post
It's better for your rig if you leave it on. Heat temp changes from turning
your system on and off repeatedly over time causes the most degradation.
Better to leave your rig on and fold.

Well - if you can afford to. Understandable if you can't.
Wheres your

When you leave your computer on 2-3 times longer, everything wears out FASTER. If you overclock (with increased volts) this is especially true. Increased volts will kill your chips, it may take years (or months) but the life is reduced many times over.

The cost of leaving it on for 2-3 times more would outweigh the cost of new parts over enough years too I think.
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post #94 of 114
I could honestly leave my computer on but my parents would just b!^& all day because it sounds like a tornado when its on lol....
    
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post #95 of 114
my mac crashed after running Folding at home, the fans were on at teh loudest speed, and the H.D. might still be damaged from running Folding at Home, that's why 'm going to start folding on my PC soon.
    
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post #96 of 114
Well when you think about it, if you fold during the winter (when you would nomally run the heater) there is absolutely zero waste. All power used is eventually converted to heat so whatever power your PC uses will be how much less power your heater uses.
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post #97 of 114
Fold here and at work...3 pc's so far. Once I get my new case I'll get my long time coming rig going and that will be #4. Electric bill? Pish-posh...bills are part of life. If the folks complain just let them know that that new medical treatment that is going to save their lives when they get up in years may not exist because they wanted to save a few bucks a month on the electricity.

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When you leave your computer on 2-3 times longer, everything wears out FASTER. If you overclock (with increased volts) this is especially true. Increased volts will kill your chips, it may take years (or months) but the life is reduced many times over.

The cost of leaving it on for 2-3 times more would outweigh the cost of new parts over enough years too I think.
Actually, turning any electrical appliance on and off is the single most stressful thing you can do. As long as you have proper cooling your hardware will still outlast both your ability to refrain from upgrading and its "usefulness" on evolving software.
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post #98 of 114
are there differant teams on overclock? with in the next year I will have between 2 and 8 computers folding for the cause but most of them will be 1ghz hp mini comps that I bought for 50 a piece - PSU for them still trying to track them down...but right not I just have my wifes bedroom comp folding ...what is the team # for overclock and do I have to have do anything to join?

Edit srry I got the team name info when do I get my F@H icon next to my name
    
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post #99 of 114
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta View Post
It's better for your rig if you leave it on. Heat temp changes from turning
your system on and off repeatedly over time causes the most degradation.
Better to leave your rig on and fold.

Well - if you can afford to. Understandable if you can't.
Not sure if this is true, but I know that people rarely keep a cpu long enough for it to burn out(this seriously takes many years if kept at proper temps). I've had mine on and OC'd 10%+ for 95% of the last 3 years and it still runs as good as the day it was new.

It also doubles as a spaceheater in the winter.

I just wish I had known about folding sooner as I only turn my PC's off to swap parts. restart, or when I lose power.
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ok just joind the overclocking team!! If I'm reading it right we are in the top 20 teams. that seems pretty good anyone know where we were at a year ago?
    
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