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Zodac get's like this every time we lose a folder..
Technically we didn't lose a Folder, he's just been reduced to a moderately low PPD output (more than 2 times mine). >.>
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And look on the bright side, you're still getting more than me (until I get this dang computer to install Windows... don't ask, my friend doesn't want Linux. And he won't fold for me on his i7... D: )
    
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When will you be headed to college? I don't believe they can charge you for electricity there. (Well, at least the one's I've visited said they won't...)
2 years
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Perhaps invest in power friendly Folding? You can sell your current folding gear, and get something like an EVGA SR2 with two hexa core Xeon chips inside. OC it a bit, and let it fold away.

Put some random GPU inside and let it idle, and you got yourself at least 40K PPD (depending on clock speed), with a total power consumption of what...300W tops.

Once your parents allow you to fold hardcore once more, get 4 GTX 485's inside.

If they can pinpoint high electricity bills at two low TDP Xeon chips...then I have nothing to say.



(Just throwing out alternative ideas)
Eh, I doubt that would work so well, considering my existing setup is already under 300w. I might get an Atom/ION setup, but that would involve selling the i7, which I don't want to do
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Just be careful w/ the laptop, they can overheat like the dickens, and it'd be alot cheaper for your folks to let you fold on your sig rig than to shell out the money for a new laptop when that one melts its face off.. Those things run almost as hot as Fermis! (See what I did there?)
Well, mine runs at under 60c, even while folding (but it's currently off for RMA with Lenovo)
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Zodac get's like this every time we lose a folder..
I'm not gone, just at a lower output. I would have loved to do 30k+ PPD, but I guess I'm just going to have to settle for 10-15k
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post #34 of 79
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Technically we didn't lose a Folder, he's just been reduced to a moderately low PPD output (more than 2 times mine). >.>
That's worse than losing a Folder! He wants to Fold but isn't allowed!

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That's worse than losing a Folder! He wants to Fold but isn't allowed!

Some PPD is better than no PPD.

I can't fold right now because my room is too hot lol
My 8800GT shoots to 99c~102c
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they wont care what the reason is, i told my parents and they could care less, their power bill is pretty expensive already and they cant have any increased cost

but yeah if you really want to do it just throw them some money per month if you can afford to.
 
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Sorry to hear that you wont be folding (as much ) anymore. Stick around and help the new folders though, you really are a great help to them (sometimes more so than Z). Its kinda sad that you bought the i7 for folding and cant fold though....
    
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Off topic: HOWEVER, the last time I told my parents about Folding...they kinda laughed...straight in my face. I don't think they really understand the "helping with cancer research by using my computer" part. :x
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This is so sad! Everyone I tell about folding always just looks at me funny, when it's so simple and it's helping so much! Some people just aren't for the greater good I suppose (in this sense anyway, I'm sure they are in other ways.). Hopefully you can start folding when you get to college (if you aren't already...)
Its so sad this happens to me as well.
    
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What about energy savings else where? go out and buy CF lights and change evry thing out... then when they see its so low tell them what you did and say can I get the rig back up and running....

You could get a soloar cell, and a battery bank and run your computer off the grid using a DC-AC converter... if its only 300Watts then you should be able to run for quite a while... although that may be a bit more of an investment then you can make being in High School


Edit: get the CF bulbs and what a 13W is about a 60 watt... so your saving 47 watts a bulb... get 8-10 bulbs and your now better off with the computer running then before with the computer off.
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True... Distributed Computing clearly isn't something most people are familiar with. Hell, if it wasn't for Folding, I probably wouldn't know what it was either.
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