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I just started folding a couple days ago, and I just got hooked for some reason.
I set up all the computers(5) i own, and would even install on my parents or sisters computer when i got the chance because i know they wont notice it running. (That's when i realized i was addicted)

Anyways I'm afraid of the electricity bill and only my main computer is decent, so i feel like the electric to folding ratio just isn't going to be worth it for my other computers, but even when i tried to uninstall or quit folding i would have to select "pause work when done" because i have no will power!

So I'm sorry
 

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Originally Posted by k4m1k4z3
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well, you can at least power up all those folding clients whenever we have a foldathon or when we do the chimp challenge especially.

Exactly. We will need those extra rigs to compete in the Chimp Challenge in May.

I know exactly how you feel about the addictive properties of folding. I started with just 2 9600GTs and now only a year later I have 3 dedicated rigs with 3 GPUs each and my gaming rig that I only fold on when we need a boost in PPD.
 

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I had to take my rigs down.
too spensive to run them. Although, when it gets cold I turn them on. I figure they put out as much heat as a space heater, use probably the same amount of electricity except it helps find cures for diseases.
 

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You could prepare a 'spiel' about folding to give to your parents. Let them know what it is for, how it works, and why you want to get involved. Then let them know it might make the power bill go up. Ask them if they have the bill from last year at this time. Then, ask nicely if you can try folding for a month or two to see what change it makes on the power bill and if they will mind the difference. If you've explained it correctly, they should be at least understanding.

If nothing else, they say no and your 'taking initiative and being responsible' gets noticed. But if they agree, it can become more of a family investment. Might even help you pull for a new 480.
 

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You could prepare a 'spiel' about folding to give to your parents. Let them know what it is for, how it works, and why you want to get involved. Then let them know it might make the power bill go up. Ask them if they have the bill from last year at this time. Then, ask nicely if you can try folding for a month or two to see what change it makes on the power bill and if they will mind the difference. If you've explained it correctly, they should be at least understanding.

If nothing else, they say no and your 'taking initiative and being responsible' gets noticed. But if they agree, it can become more of a family investment. Might even help you pull for a new 480.


Following up on this, some them these threads too, to show what Folding can mean to people:
Is Folding worth it?
Folding Memorial: I fold for...
 
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