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Is there a way to schedule the folding client to turn on and then turn off during the day/ specific hours? Wondering as I want to set my HTPC's to do so in order to take advantage of a lil bit of the idle times mid day and late nights- but I need to make sure that the client isn't running during normal hours as the wife would complain too much about any sluggishness that may or may not occur or at the sound of fan noise required to keep the temps in check
    
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Or you could set it to fold using 50% of CPU/GPU and leave it on all the time....

That will keep temps down so less fan noise, no slowdowns during basic tasks....

win/win.
 
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First, the CPU client only uses spare CPU cycles not used by other programs. Using this client won't make the PC sluggish. So run at 100%... but if the fan noise them becomes a problem, depending on the system, you could probably run at close to 80-90% to lower the fan noise. Adjust CPU %age as needed to keep the fan to a low roar.

If it's still an issue, you can run the fah client as a scheduled task in Windows Task Manager. Set it to run only when the PC is idle. i.e. only when no one has touched the mouse or keyboard in the last 5 minutes. Then FAH will start. If someone sits down to work, as soon as they touch a key or the mouse, fah will stop.

Adjust as needed.
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