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My dad came to me today, and showed me we exceeded our annual electric bill contract, and he had to pay 1200€ extra for the year... (Not all electric bill though, some gas and water too).

Therefor, I have to say bye to almost 24/7 Folding, and I will only be able to Fold while I'm at the computer, no more folding while sleeping

Really sucks, but I need to save some energy...
    
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Annual bill? how does that work? Just a flat fee up front for a certain amount of energy?
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My dad came to me today, and showed me we exceeded our annual electric bill contract, and he had to pay 1200€ extra for the year... (Not all electric bill though, some gas and water too).

Therefor, I have to say bye to almost 24/7 Folding, and I will only be able to Fold while I'm at the computer, no more folding while sleeping

Really sucks, but I need to save some energy...
Call him out. It is HIGHLY unlikely you were responsible for the extra 100€/month. It is very unlikely you were responsible for even HALF of that monthly figure.

Get an outlet electric meter to measure how much power you machine pulls folding. Look at the electric bill and figure out how much a kWhr of power costs. UNLESS a kWhr costs over 0.50€, and/or your machine pulls 1000W from the wall-you're getting blamed for others' electrical problems.
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My rigs pull 900, and 1300 Watts.....can you imagine my power bill when i fold 24/7?!
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post #5 of 52
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Funny because I am studying that kind of physics/math right now Electricity, hehe.

I know it's not all because of my rig, but my rig is helping to consume more electricity... He didn't force me to stop Folding at night, he just kindly asked me to try to save some energy while I'm not using the rig..
Around here, a kWhr hosts ~$0.06USD in the Winter. Folding 24/7 on my Bloomfield CPU only adds $10USD or less per month to the bill. Which is less than 10% in Winter. But that is here, I do not know what a kWhr costs in Germany.

You're in all likelihood only a very small part of the problem. It is MUCH more likely that rates went up and your dad noticed it, and wants to trim wherever he can. I've heard tales about the awful state of German electrical generation.
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Well, my best friend has cancer, and it has no cure at all, and each year he is weaker and weaker, he's only 18, and he can't walk anymore... He's got only few years left on his life.... And I'll do all it's on my hands to "help" him...
And you are, people who think folding won't help are probably the same people who said polio couldn't be cured or Dr's shouldn't wash their hands....

but on topic, you should grab one of to show your dad just how much power you have been using.
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Yeah, I definitely need something like that, thanks a lot mate!

I think the kW per hour here is around ~0.06€ or 0.07€, but I will buy one of those Watt meters and calculate how much I'm spending per month

Thank you



Some do, some don't.

I my self, I just stop the Folding client whenever I feel like playing in the evening, my rig is not 24/7 Folding, but more like 18-20 hours a day, but it still helps.
You can even enter the cost into the meter and it will show you breakdowns by month, year etc... Your comp will cost way less than you think...
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You can even enter the cost into the meter and it will show you breakdowns by month, year etc... Your comp will cost way less than you think...
Yeah, I know Air Conditioners are damn expensive since they draw up to like 3000W.... But I don't think my rig is pulling more than 350W on load since I don't Fold on the 6970, just on the 2600k

I will just buy one of thoese meters, thanks.
    
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lol no folding on the cards huh.... somethings up
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post #10 of 52
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Yeah, I know Air Conditioners are damn expensive since they draw up to like 3000W.... But I don't think my rig is pulling more than 350W on load since I don't Fold on the 6970, just on the 2600k

I will just buy one of thoese meters, thanks.
Ask to see a copy of the bill. In the US, our monthly bills state the amount due, as well as the number of kWhrs burned in that month. From there you can deduce the rate per kWhr. At the end of the day that is the determining criteria.
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