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#511 BeerFan

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:23

^ Larry, it's amazing that you have only one CPU contributing and that your score is so incredibly high. How my years have you been folding for Neowin?? :woot:


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#512 LargeLarry

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:15

It will be 4 years in July.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 15:02

Just joined under the name Zedlor, I'm new to Folding! I understand the principles of it but do you guys keep it running all the time in the background or what? I can't imagine that's feasible seeing as it's keeping my CPU (Core i5-2400) under full load...My ATi 5770 isn't brilliant either :p

#514 BeerFan

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:47

Yep, I keep it running whenever i'm not actively using my PC. I click the Pause button whenever I sit down to do something.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:53

Raspberry Pi Folding Farm! GO!!! :p

#516 LargeLarry

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 14:47

Keeping the CPU or GPU under full load constantly probably scares off a lot of people from folding. I have my GPU at 99% most of the time. The main problem I have with folding is the amount of heat generated. :s

#517 WizardCM

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 00:08

Yep, I keep it running whenever i'm not actively using my PC. I click the Pause button whenever I sit down to do something.

Keeping the CPU or GPU under full load constantly probably scares off a lot of people from folding. I have my GPU at 99% most of the time. The main problem I have with folding is the amount of heat generated. :s


I have to agree here. Whenever I'm actively using my computer, I pause my folding too. Otherwise my computer quickly becomes unusable (and I mean YouTube becomes laggy on my Core i7 laptop). However, the entire time I'm home I'm using my computer, and when asleep or at school my computer is usually off. When I DO leave my computer running during the day, for example to upload a YouTube video (a 20 minute video for me can easily take 5-6 hours... at 480p), I always leave Folding@Home running, because even if it affects the upload I'm not sitting there getting annoyed.

#518 crazzy88ss

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:37

Just started folding & joined the team.

Those worried about 100% CPU load, can you just add parameters to your "Advanced" controls? I'm running Mac OSX on quad core (and 8 HT) Core i7, so in my control panel, I have "-smp 4" in the "Extra parameters" box to reduce it to 50% load. I can also do -smp 2 or 6.

-smp 8 gets me about a 15% increase over -smp 4 (I don't really use -smp 6 cuz a 5% gain with 25% increase in CPU load isn't worth it).

#519 crazzy88ss

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:30

whooo I'm top 75!

It will be 4 years in July.


Are you still going, Larry? Says you've had 0 active clients in last 50 days.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:45

I've recently dedicated my PS3 (when it's not being played) to the neowin F@H group. :)

#521 crazzy88ss

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:48

Woot, we need it.

I think the group is slowly slipping in rank.

#390 as of today.

#522 cybertimber2008

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 15:31

That's actually an rise in rank. We were floating around 400 (keping going into 400, then going below 400, back and forth).

Edit: 387th now!

#523 BeerFan

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 04:53

I plan on keeping my work PC folding as much as possible. But I have turned off my home machines to save money on electricity and especially cooling. When my machines are both folding, my room temperature rises significantly!

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#524 crazzy88ss

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:25

I noticed a jump of $10 in PGE bill for my Core i7 running at 50% and my Core 2 Duo running at 100% about 7 hours a day each. But that jump could also have been due to running a lot of AC for the hottest month so far. On really hot days, I turn of F@H just cuz it's working against the AC :p


And we're back to #390 lol.

#525 crazzy88ss

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 00:31

#387!

I noticed a jump of $10 in PGE bill....


Update on this... I recently moved to Marin County, CA, and nobody told me, but when I transferred my PG&E service, they put me on a "50% Marin Clean Energy" plan that includes up to 50% of my electricity from renewable sources... (overall, it's only about a 4.5% increase). So that might have been part of the increase in cost, not just F@H.