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So i am trying to fold on two i7 machines doing the bigadv and am getting good PPD. however i have a e8400 machine sitting idle and i though hrm i could run on that, but i am literally getting about 1/15th of what the i7's do(because i cant run bigadv). Whats your guys feelings on this. It seems very low when compared to power consumption and work done.
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It ain't about the points at the end of the day.

Besides, in NE we have very cheap power compared to other places. In my end of NoWhere about $0.06USD/kWhr in the Winter...versus in California up to $0.50USD/kWhr.
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Well i get that "every little bit counts" however........
It seems like its so skewed that i would rather buy some new hardware and get 15 times the PPD at about the same power.
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post #4 of 17
put a few 460s in it to fold and not use cpu.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
It ain't about the points at the end of the day.

Besides, in NE we have very cheap power compared to other places. In my end of NoWhere about $0.06USD/kWhr in the Winter...versus in California up to $0.50USD/kWhr.
Seems I'll take that into consideration for when I move to the States


We pay €0'14 per kW, so it's not very expensive nor very cheap.
   
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post #6 of 17
Your right not really worth it power/points wise...
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
It ain't about the points at the end of the day.

Besides, in NE we have very cheap power compared to other places. In my end of NoWhere about $0.06USD/kWhr in the Winter...versus in California up to $0.50USD/kWhr.
CA power rates are stiff, but it's never 50¢/kWhr, and it only approaches that amount for people using > 3x the amount of power that is considered "baseline" (which is typically a reasonable value).

I'd agree with the OP, it's not really very sensible to run very low PPD/watt setups when better options are available. You can pick and choose your reasoning for this, it doesn't really contribute much on balance, it's expensive, it's actually counter productive in many ways (if the idea behind folding is to potentially make our lives healthier and better off, low energy efficiency and the subsequent pollution makes no sense), etc.

As suggested you can toss some strong GPUs into your old machine if you really want to fold on it, to bring it to life.
Edited by ocpokey - 3/20/11 at 3:32pm
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post #8 of 17
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Ok yeah i am not going to fold on my e8400. But i will through in some gpus to fold on. I know i can look this up but how much power does lets say a 260 pull?
Really waiting for the gpu3 i have two 5870's waiting to rock.
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Originally Posted by JustusIV View Post
So i am trying to fold on two i7 machines doing the bigadv and am getting good PPD. however i have a e8400 machine sitting idle and i though hrm i could run on that, but i am literally getting about 1/15th of what the i7's do(because i cant run bigadv). Whats your guys feelings on this. It seems very low when compared to power consumption and work done.
This is true. However, for some of us, -bigadv is not an option.
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post #10 of 17
260s are mildly efficient, they use more power than a 460 but only pull about 7-8k PPD.
Under load I think its about 137W? Lemme take a quick check.
Yeah about that, like 140Wish.
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