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post #11 of 32
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Computers do not require regular checkups or maintenance. If your GPU fan fails, it will throttle down the GPU speed. If that doesn't lower temps enough, it will simply shut down, crashing your computer. I've had this happen plenty of times while folding on my GTX470 (it shuts down at 110C). Same for your CPU - it will throttle down and then shut down if temps get high enough.

Even if there is a short circuit of some kind - the worst possible scenario - the GFCI outlet and circuit breaker will both trip before your house gets set on fire.

No reason at all to be worried. Fold on 8)
Ew never put 100% faith in breakers. I had mine over loaded and wanted to know how much amperage till it was popping. See funny thing is it was smoking at eh wall before it was popping itslef off. The breaker was rated for 15 amps yet my ammreader was reading 16.5 and was not breaking. The wall socket area gotten really hot (hence the smokin) it only tripped it when it went over 16.5amps. Turned out was a faulty breaker, nothing a quick jont oto the hardware store and 85$ later couldnt fix.

S0 ya never put too much faith in things till your proven them to work.
Then you can be confident in leaving things on there own.
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post #12 of 32
I can't leave my i7 for more than 2 days because the evaporator would run out of water. My server (a 1055t) however can be left on for as long as I am gone, it's current uptime is 24 days.
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post #13 of 32
Just use TeamViewer. They have a nice browser based remote access system that works very well, so I can check from anywhere.
post #14 of 32
id leave mine for weeks once im more confortable with my water setup working perfect.
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post #15 of 32
When I started folding on my laptop (heh), I left it unattended for 13 days.
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post #16 of 32
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Ew never put 100% faith in breakers. I had mine over loaded and wanted to know how much amperage till it was popping. See funny thing is it was smoking at eh wall before it was popping itslef off. The breaker was rated for 15 amps yet my ammreader was reading 16.5 and was not breaking
That's why most houses have 15A breakers and 20A wiring.
post #17 of 32
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. These were only 3 day trips, but I just wanted to be safe.

What do you guys do?
lol 3 day trip...

my comp has been on 24/7 for years now lol, just make sure your system is stable and i dont see a problem with leaving it on, well besides wasting electricity
post #18 of 32
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That's why most houses have 15A breakers and 20A wiring.
Yes I also have a 200 amp panel, still didnt stop what happened from happening..
There was an issue with the wiring, part was it had to many split junctions feading other places.
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post #19 of 32
I would not have a problem leaving any of my folding rigs running 24/7 for any length of time.They are all stable and run within temps.I do check them several times a day just check their ppd or WU's they are crunching.I guess I'm not worried about failures too much but if one did happen then it's just time to upgrade right?
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post #20 of 32
My main folding rig has been completely unattended for nearly a month now. I am hundreds of miles away.
It is running an i7 with a rock solid 3.8 GHz OC and the 9800GX2 runs with no problems at all.

My room mate tells me one of the fans or something else is grinding so I guess I will have to make the 4 hr drive down and check it out some time... temperatures are fine though.
(lol, he told me he kicks the case when the grinding gets too bad)

I am currently paying rent on my place but living with my parents... so that rig is going to remain mostly unattended for a while longer.
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