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Great to hear that the great word of BOINC has reached you.

Are you running the Milkyway@Home project on both the CPU and GPU of your sig rig?
Gill told me to cancel the cpu portion. Right now I am running the gpu only. Overnight I finished 2 6hour WU's and a handful of some 6 minute ones lol. This is my first time participating in any sort of distributed computing programs.

One thing i'm curious about. How much exactly does this increase the electricity bill? When determining watt draw from the wall, is it power supply wattage you take into account or the tdp of the video card?
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To my knowledge, you will take into account the TDP of the card
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To my knowledge, you will take into account the TDP of the card
So would it be fair to assume:

(TDP = 114w) * (Month (In hours) 720) / (KwH = 1000) * (6.5 cents per KwH).

$5.33 extra on my electricity bill? If that's the case, I'm not concerned about an extra 5 dollars and will keep my client open 24/7.
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So would it be fair to assume:

(TDP = 114w) * (Month (In hours) 720) / (KwH = 1000) * (6.5 cents per KwH).

$5.33 extra on my electricity bill? If that's the case, I'm not concerned about an extra 5 dollars and will keep my client open 24/7.
You also have to take into consideration the AC to DC conversion power loss that the power supply does. Most premium power supplies are 80PLUS certified, so at least 80% of the power pulled from wall outlet is turned into usable DC Power.
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You also have to take into consideration the AC to DC conversion power loss that the power supply does. Most premium power supplies are 80PLUS certified, so at least 80% of the power pulled from wall outlet is turned into usable DC Power.
If my bill then goes to around 6/7 bucks higher than normal, I wonder why people find their bill jumps up 50-60 bucks like I've been hearing. There must be something I'm missing.
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My setup is using about 400W while crunching. So due to efficiency, it's probably pulling around 500W from the wall.

So that's (720*500)/1000 = 360kWh/month. Say electricity prices are 12.5p/kWh (current UK average), that's a total of £45 per month in running costs.

Fairly expensive if I've done my maths right!

Also, from a quick google it looks like the 4850 draws 251W at load, which gives an approximate running cost of $36CAD, providing that the average electricity price is the same.
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My setup is using about 400W while crunching. So due to efficiency, it's probably pulling around 500W from the wall.

So that's (720*500)/1000 = 360kWh/month. Say electricity prices are 12.5p/kWh (current UK average), that's a total of £45 per month in running costs.

Fairly expensive if I've done my maths right!

Also, from a quick google it looks like the 4850 draws 251W at load, which gives an approximate running cost of $36CAD, providing that the average electricity price is the same.
6.4 cents for first 1k KwH, then 7.4 cents. Hmm. I have no clue what my computer would be drawing though so this makes it a tad difficult to pinpoint. XD Thanks though
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Ah wow, your power is cheap in Ontario!

E8400 draws around 150W while under load, not sure about the overclock though. As a minimum estimate, your PC costs $25 a month to run if you leave it on 24/7.
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Ah wow, your power is cheap in Ontario!

E8400 draws around 150W while under load, not sure about the overclock though. As a minimum estimate, your PC costs $25 a month to run if you leave it on 24/7.
Granted my E8400 isn't doing work and is idling most of the time Me and Gill set it up for GPU only. Said I had a good card because of DP (Can anyone elaborate on that? Google yielded no results )
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DP = Double precision

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_...g-point_format

Means that you can crunch on projects that require double precision arithmetic, such as Milkyway@Home.
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