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so this is prob a stupid question that i prob know the answer too.. but im folding -bigadv and the stupid 4 day deadline thing.. i don't leave my pc on 24/7 only like 14 or so hours a day, and the deadline for this workunit was a few hours ago and im only at 85%.. should i delete the unit and start over with a new one or let it finish?
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I'd just take the hit and let it finish. Chalk it up to lesson learned. It's about more than points. Plus you will probably still get points just not near as many and you're only 15% away.
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so they will still count for something, and its not gona be deleted when i finish it and it trys to sumit
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You'll get base points for the WU, but no bonus points.

There's no point Folding -bigadv if you've only got the rig on for ~14 hours though; you'll never hit the deadlines. Take it off and stick with normal SMP WUs from now on.
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You'll get base points for the WU, but no bonus points.

There's no point Folding -bigadv if you've only got the rig on for ~14 hours though; you'll never hit the deadlines. Take it off and stick with normal SMP WUs from now on.
ive hit 2 deadlines but i forced myself to sleep with it on and the lights anoyed me to hell..
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ive hit 2 deadlines but i forced myself to sleep with it on and the lights anoyed me to hell..
You can always remove the lights.
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You can always remove the lights.
i also need a fan controler.. i got these new spire fans which were suppost to be quieter and push less air then my medium speed yate loons... the specs on one of them lied. the spires were suppost to be like 65 cfm with 30 db... they pushin like 100 cfm at 40db and its kinda anoying.
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Get some San Ace 1011's. Very soothing fan music. Once you have them you will wonder how you ever got to sleep without them.

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I've redone the cooling and lighting in rigs in my room. No deltas or ultra kazes or anything like that. I still hear a wooshing sound but thats easily livable. I do need to do something with my GPU rig since the MSI 790fx-gd70 is freaking bright. Darn thing lights up my room, lol.

Anyways, I'd go with regular smp.
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I had a board with about 20 brite LED's on it with no way to turn them off in the BIOS or through drivers, and a clear side panel... I would put a towel or blaket across so its not bad at night, but if I want to impress people they could see it during the day.

You can try a better cooler (H70/H50) perhaps that way you could get better heat transfer with slower fans. just a thought but would cost more $$$

You could go to home depot and get some 3" Pink insulation foam (the rigid stuff) and form a box that would drop over your case at night and have a few 140mm or larger case fans to keep ambiant air flowing (once again cost some $$ but less the above)

Do you have a box fan laying around? you could take the case partialy apart and have the box fan blowing usualy they are slow rpm high CFM due to the size that would cause your ambiant and case temp to drop allowing for a lower RPM on other Case fans... (free if you have a box fan)

Leave it on enough at night and you will get use to the ambiant noise... if it can be considered ambiant at 40dB. or have music in the backround on a timer that will turn off 30 min after you turn it on so the music "drowns" the noise of the fans to get you to sleep.

Just some thoughts if you want to keep it on 24/7

Another thought is and I am not sure how stable it is for Intel, doing some sort of software Under clock at night so the CPU is dissipating less power so the fans dont need to spin as fast. so down clock it before bed, wake up return it back to BIOS settings and contiune. I know Bigadv are sometimes unstable to that thought also...

So best bet is if you dont want to do any of the above... go -smp and not -bigadv....
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