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OK guys, I'm not going to be folding anymore
My parents have decided that running FAH on my sig rig uses too much power, so FAH has been removed. I'm going to try and convince them later to let me fold, but I doubt that it's going to work. I'll keep folding on the laptop (once I get it back from Lenovo) for a measly 1.6k PPD, it has the advantage that it's 35w tops. I'll still be folding on my friend's Q6600 and the X4 955, but that's basically it. I'm probably still going to be folding for Foldathons with my Sig Rig, so I'll hopefully be able to do ~40-45k then. But most of the time I'll be at ~13-14k tops
I may be able to start back up in October and it cools off here in NC, I'll have more of a justification because I can use FAH to heat up my room Even at stock speeds, FAH draws an extra 175w, and about 250w at 3.8ghz. So I think I'll have a hard time convincing them to let me

I was really excited about folding, I was nearing in on my half a million mark and I was going to hit 1mil+ by the time school started again. I was told that FAH wasn't going to be in my future any more last night, but I just couldn't bring myself to writing this thread

Does anyone have any suggestions I could try to use to convince them to let me fold?

I will be around the forums helping people, but I won't be folding much myself
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post #2 of 79
I'm sorry

Don't argue with it. You're parents are already set, and folding, to them, draws too much power to be justified, in any way.
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post #3 of 79
Show them all the reasons why to fold.

And tell them you will only fold at night when its colder and you wont have to have the A/C blasting?
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post #4 of 79
Aww man, that sucks!! Have you told them what it's for and exactly what you are doing? You could always go back to stock speeds and see if they won't notice then.
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post #5 of 79
It saves lives?? And how do they know that you're folding? Down clock your GPU so that your fan doesnt get up too loud and go low profile. Either that or just SMP fold and they might be able to get away with it since it wont be loud or anything.
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post #6 of 79
dig a trench in your backyard and steal the power from your neighbors ?

jk

Like previously mentioned try the why I fold thread.
    
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post #7 of 79
Fund it yourself. If you're really serious about it and toss your parents $150 a month for electric, I guarantee they won't complain then. Money talks, BS walks (reasons why to fold - they don't care).

If you fund it yourself, THEN give the reasons - I'm sure they'll be all the more impressed.
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post #8 of 79
Nah, bad idea to disobey. Just go along with it, folding will still be here when you get to college.

Edit: Or what Gill said.
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Yeah, you definitely dont want to 'argue' with them about it, but I dont see why asking if you can somehow pay (or work off) the difference in the electric bill would be a possibility.

I'm thinking if you take the time to sit them down and show them the program -- not the actual folding program, but the Stanford website and the information about what Stanford does with the work that we do with them -- and if you demonstrate an earnest desire to try to offset the costs somehow (if you dont have a job, finding a way to work it off) then they may reconsider.

Of course, you could always use the 'what, so you guys LIKE cancer and dont want to support a cure?!' argument, but then we'd probably never see you again. (Note: PLEASE dont use this argument!)

If you dont have a job, my suggestion is to look for one big project that they'd normally either have to pay to have someone do, or something that they just really dont like doing) - easier than saying 'I'll mow the lawn every week' or something like that..
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Fund it yourself. If you're really serious about it and toss your parents $150 a month for electric, I guarantee they won't complain then. Money talks, BS walks (reasons why to fold - they don't care).

If you fund it yourself, THEN give the reasons - I'm sure they'll be all the more impressed.
$150 a month for electricity? Dam thats kinda harsh, i hope your parents aint that mean. Lol

$100 is more than enough, maybe less if you ask them for a monthly charge.
Careful this might turn into a monthly charge of other uses (water,food,shelter)
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