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post #1 of 24
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Hey there guys.
So I'm folding almost 24/7 - and my stepdad says I'll have to pay for the electricity for myself...
But we can't really decide how much I'll have to pay - since we're not really sure how much power I actually draw with my pc. So I'd like your estimate on how much power this machine draws when folding? It's in my signature btw.
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post #2 of 24
Are you folding on both your GPU and CPU ?
If that's so, I guess you'll use 350 watt under load
If only on CPU or GPU, it'll be like 250 watt under load.

Those are rough estimates. In comparison:
My sig rig does 230 watt under load doing CPU -bigadv.
It did 450 watt under load while doing CPU and GPU, but I had 2x GTX 460s back then.
post #3 of 24
But if its the winter you can subtract off some because your comp is actually heating the house. Inversely in the summer it would be fair to add a little since your AC will have to actively cool your PC. If you want to get real technical you would find out the cost per KW/H from your power company, determine monthly usage, then (while accounting for the various efficiencies of different heating and cooling systems) subtract/add the appropriate amount. <--But that's a little extreme
    
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post #4 of 24
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We don't have AC, so that ain't no problem hehe. But thanks a bunch Freekers, + rep to you.
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post #5 of 24
Honestly I wouldn't pay any more than $15 a month. I doubt that hardware pulls that much
    
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post #6 of 24
I know my bill went up $35 when I was running a 2600K @ 4.8Ghz, 2 GTX 460 @ 950Mhz and a 8800GT @ 700Mhz 24/7. I dont think you are using more than $20 a month.
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post #7 of 24
Bout 300-350WDC.
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post #8 of 24
Both CPU and GPU should pull around 340-360W.

I'd say $15 is fair enough.
    
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post #9 of 24
my sig rig pulls almost 700 when folding, with the amd X6 rig also folding it cost me over 125 extra a month. you would be shocked at what folding does to the powerbill. get a kill-a-watt and find out for yourself what you are using.
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post #10 of 24
+1 for the Kill-a-Watt - it tells you exactly how much it uses. My sig rig uses 190 watts while folding on the GPU. It will obviously be more than that for you.
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