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Well, I'm starting to fold. I was just wondering how much bandwidth folding uses.

I'm on a 8GB a month cap is all. Stupid aussie interwebz.

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8gb a month THATS INSANE! I just downloaded at least 160gb last week. I don't think you have to worry unless you are already downloading allot and coming close to your limit. Try out some network traffic monitoring programs like tomato firmware i think monitors bandwidth(Unfortunately you will have to download these to try them Yikes!)

Heres a link to some bandwidth monitoring software.

http://www.killertechtips.com/2008/0...your-computer/

I would recommend using addblock plus on Firefox to stop downloading adds on websites to save a little bandwidth as well as it all adds up.
Edited by MAD_J - 4/21/09 at 1:01am
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post #3 of 26
To answer your question: No. Folding uses a very small amount of bandwidth. If you run out of internet it's definitely not going to be from Folding.

Here's some good info for you: Link

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Originally Posted by Guru3D
How much bandwidth does F@H need? It will use 1-10mb (approximately) depending on the WU's size.

Time estimates for a average WU (5mb), based on upload speeds:
  • 22kbit/s : 38 minutes ~
  • 128kbits/ : 6 Minutes ~
  • 256kbit/s : 2 Minutes ~
  • 448kbit/s : 1 Minute and 40 Seconds ~
  • 512kbit/s : 1 Minute ~

Edited by Miki - 4/21/09 at 1:03am
post #4 of 26
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To answer your question: No. Folding uses a very small amount of bandwidth. If you run out of internet it's definitely not going to be from Folding.

Here's some good info for you: Link
Welll.... That's 5MB upload per WU.... plus say 1MB download... and that's maybe 8 WU a day....

That's close to 1.5GB a month assuming he's Folding non-stop.
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Welll.... That's 5MB upload per WU.... plus say 1MB download... and that's maybe 8 WU a day....

That's close to 1.5GB a month assuming he's Folding non-stop.
Well, then he still has plenty left over. I mean unless he's spending all his time downloading stuff.
post #6 of 26
man get optus fusion 20gb its $100 au and has home phone with it and i think they got unlimited for $130 au
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post #7 of 26
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man get optus fusion 20gb its $100 au and has home phone with it and i think they got unlimited for $130 au
Yeah thinkin about it.
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post #8 of 26
[QUOTE]8gb a month THATS INSANE! I just downloaded at least 160gb last week.

Lucky you, I'm on 12gb and I am paying AU$100, it is a complete ripoff but can't be bothered to change to another ISP
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I am glad AT&T doesn't have a cap, if it did I'd be broke paying excess fees for abusing the internet.
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post #10 of 26
Stick to GPU folding Campo if you have Limited quota.

SMP folding wu's have insane uploads upto 24mb and even 48mb. Even uni client wu's can be a few mb. But gpu units are <200k download and upload.

1 quad core alone running the smp client can use 50-100mb a day.

I manage to get out 50k ppd using gpu's over a 5gig virgin 3G wireless connection. But can't afford to run smp at all.
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