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What is your computer doing when you are sleeping?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by vic, Aug 17, 2009.

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  2. Just a heads-up to anybody who is going to try this - watch your power bill. It WILL go up by a noticeable amount.

    Also, you should check what temperature your PC runs at before and after a few hours - most are full of dust and junk, and not used to running at 100% CPU for so much time... if your fans aren't working properly, you're effectively ensuring an early death for your PC (would you run your bike without a radiator? :p )
     
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  3. sorry, but what is this? vaguely heard of seti couldnt tell you what it is though.
     
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  4. Yeah, if you live in a tent.
     
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  5. Here in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne I am being slugged 16.5 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity. My desktop's power supply is 450 W, but I reckon with the processor at full bore but the graphics card doing nuthing it probably draws 250 W tops. That means it costs me 4 cents per hour to run my desktop with the monitor and speakers off. It's pretty cheap, but I suppose if you get *really* serious about running that program each night it might cost you some money, like $10 per month for 8 hours per day. :p
     
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  6. mines busy downloading stuff, or running games that need time put into them without being supervised.
     
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  7. Joined but it'll have to share time with folding and seti...
     
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  8. How will this affect my gay hawaiian midget beastiality downloads?
     
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  9. what games?
     
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  10. Hasn't affected mine too much to the point where it's noticeable.

    Shits me to tears though that Jason stars in all of them. :p
     
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  11. X2/X3 got to let those factories make money/ships while you sleep!

    www.egosoft.com

    did the seti and the cancer research stuff for a while. Was planning on building a little network of old computers(for the Cancer stuff) the ones you see getting chucked out(or put into sheds). Never had the room for it.
     
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  12. Ahhh Vic , I'm a member of Boinc@Australia.

    Been crunching seti since May 03.
    Got Seti & Genetic Life running on laptop.
    Had Einstein going there for a while on pc. Just haven't gotten around to
    putting it back on after last reformat.
     
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  13. It won't..... unless Manbearpig tracks you down.
     
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  14. I'm in.
     
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  15. Are you serial?!?!??
     
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  16. *stomps with right foot* I'm serial!
     
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  17. I wonder what my pc gets up to?
    Having a byte to eat?
    Getting a Bit?

    Now I'm worried.....
     
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  18. The guy next door told me his laptop has been gaining weight and missed its last monthly download - ever since then my PC has been sitting there with a very guilty look on its monitor. :roll:
     
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  19. Never heard of this before :?
    Is it fully legit :?: Not just wasting my time??

    How much downloads does it use?
     
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  20. You need to download & install the BOINC program HERE then select what project you wish to crunch & then attach.
    Once your project is attached, your pc will request work units to download.
    Only time there is any data transfer is when you request or report a WU

    More info in the above link.

    I've been with it since 2003. Been around long before that.
     
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