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Okay so not long ago I set up an old dell computer running a Celeron D 320 (2.4Ghz) & 2gb DDR2 533 Ram to be my; low cost to run; file and download server.

I used to fold with my sig rig but I found quickly that I really cant afford to have it running 24/7 especially folding with my 460's sadly

But this is file server is already on 24/7 and after reading a lot of the heart warming support posts for Syrillian, I really want to do my bit even if it is such a small amount.

So my question is will it be able to finish wuu's before the deadlines are up?
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CPU only, or is there a GPU too?
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CPU only, or is there a GPU too?
CPU only, to keep running costs down and the fact its just a file share server and doesn't need one.
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You should quite easily be able to complete SMP WUs then.
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You should quite easily be able to complete SMP WUs then.
A 2.4Ghz single core finishing SMP WUs?

You can definitely run the single core client, but for the energy you're going to consume, you could just as readily fold on your i7, or GPU for a couple days a week and get substantially more work done.
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Ya uni-processor only I would imagine.
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A 2.4Ghz single core finishing SMP WUs?

You can definitely run the single core client, but for the energy you're going to consume, you could just as readily fold on your i7, or GPU for a couple days a week and get substantially more work done.

It will really consume alot of energy? like I said I'm trying to keep running costs down, what would the Celeron D 320 pull at 100% usage compared to my i7?

I only have my sig rig on for about 10-12 hours a week max, I only really thought the sever folding was a good idea due to it being on 24/7 anyway. I don't really care about the points I just want to make sure i'm not going to pointlessly fold and not be able to finish a wu before the deadline expires.
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A 2.4Ghz single core finishing SMP WUs?
My bad; I read Pentium instead of Celeron.

Yeah... Unicore only; it'd finish the WUs with ease though; they've got deadlines of a few weeks usually.
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It will really consume alot of energy? like I said I'm trying to keep running costs down, what would the Celeron D 320 pull at 100% usage compared to my i7?
I would expect ~ 30-50 watt increase in power consumption running the single core client.
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I would expect ~ 30-50 watt increase in power consumption running the single core client.
The prescott Celeron D has a TDP of ~75W. So, a 30-50 W increase over stock sounds reasonable.

That's roughly half the power your GPU, or CPU client would consume.

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I only have my sig rig on for about 10-12 hours a week max, I only really thought the sever folding was a good idea due to it being on 24/7 anyway. I don't really care about the points I just want to make sure i'm not going to pointlessly fold and not be able to finish a wu before the deadline expires.
Your graphics cards will complete quite a few WU's in 10-12 hours.
    
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