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Do you have tiered electricity billing? On my plan, once I get over a certain threshold, electricity becomes more expensive than platinum.
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What about the systems in your house? Your A/C & Heater? If they are electric, then you might be using more electricity now in the winter than the usually do in the summer.
didn't use the heater/AC at all in jan :\\
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Do you have tiered electricity bills? On my plan, once I get over a certain threshold, electricity becomes more expensive than platinum.
yup, i've realized thats what made the charges skyrocket

i'm now in the ~300% of baseline range, which bumps the cost to about $.40

ive turned off the 570 and ps3, so hopefully it'll drop this month
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We should seriously write letters to our senators, proposing for the recognition of folding institutions as non-profit charities and our folding to be donations as it depletes our hardware life and spikes our electricity costs. It would probably take more than just one tech forum.
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yup, i've realized thats what made the charges skyrocket

i'm now in the ~300% of baseline range, which bumps the cost to about $.40

ive turned off the 570 and ps3, so hopefully it'll drop this month
You should probably mention that in the OP... so as not to turn everyone off.
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We should seriously write letters to our senators, proposing for the recognition of folding institutions as non-profit charities and our folding to be donations as it depletes our hardware life and spikes our electricity costs. It would probably take more than just one tech forum.
There are quite a few other Folding forums.
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Using my kill-a-watt meter and my 920 ocd to 4.0ghz and 2 gtx460s @ 850/1950 I got the following figures.

System has 5 hdds, H50 cooler, 2 120mm fans and 2 80mm fans.

System idles at 244w

bigadv only folding = 360w, an increase of 116w over idle and produces 33kppd

PPD/Watt = 91

bigadv w/ 1 gtx460 and smp -7 flag = 480w, increase of 236w over idle and produces 38.7kppd

PPD/Watt = 80.7

bigadv w/ 2 gtx460 and smp -7 flag = 600w, increase of 356w over idle and produces 50.4kppd

PPD/Watt = 84
so if you fold with everything on you burn up 14.4 KWh a day or roughly 432 a month. in georgia where i live i am WAYYYY below the cost in cali at .11 a KWh. for your rig it would be 47 bucks a month average to fold 24/7 and since my rig at home is an I7 with 2 470s i burn even more than you.

folding cost a TON on energy bill, you guys just dont do the math is problem.
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didn't use the heater/AC at all in jan :\\
Interesting. :\\

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yup, i've realized thats what made the charges skyrocket

i'm now in the ~300% of baseline range, which bumps the cost to about $.40

ive turned off the 570 and ps3, so hopefully it'll drop this month
Yeah, the PS3 wouldn't have been worth folding at all PPD/Watt wise.
As you know, GPU's do seem to use more power than CPU's.
I might be having to turn off my CPU folding to allow for my GPU folding... Having both running all the time, is making a noticeable difference in the electric bill.
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The ps3 is terrible in the ppd/w ratio.

1000ppd/200w = 5ppd/watt compared to 90 for an i7 920. Wow glad I don't fold on my ps3 any more.
Edited by scutzi128 - 2/8/11 at 2:33pm
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You should probably mention that in the OP... so as not to turn everyone off.
lol will do, sorry Z, it's not my intention to turn people off from folding... was just shocked when i saw the bill, did not anticipate this but now im aware
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