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Thread: It's been fun

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    Xtremely High Voltage Sparky's Avatar
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    Unhappy It's been fun

    I've been folding for about 5 years now. Unfortunately at this point I think I have to quit due to now actually directly paying my electric bill. Until I have a little more money to work with per month I'm stopping Graphics cards just are taking too much power and pumping out too much heat that I then have to cool with AC, doing a double-whammy on the electric. As you can tell by my sig, I'm cutting back on my boxes.

    I thought about moving the GTX260 to my office PC but the issue with that is 1) the noise and 2) the card has been slowly getting grumpier. I got it happy for a while but it is getting sour on me again.

    This sucks because I've been non-stop for those 5 years. Sure there's been some slowdowns, but I never totally quit before. Ugh.

    HOWEVER...

    <Schwarzenegger> I'll be back! </Schwarzenegger>

    I don't plan on this being permanent. And I'll still keep an eye in here to answer any questions that I can.
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    Sad to see you go for the time being, but looking at the total points you achieved I can only say

    Come back as soon as your wallet allows you to!
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    Xtreme Cruncher Russ_64's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear that, hope you can at least keep a single rig running...... every WU counts for science.
    I have found that consolidating to 1 or 2 rigs with newer CPU / GPU's is more efficient and uses less power.
    Asus Maximus VIII Ranger Z170 : Core i5-6600K : EVGA RTX2080 XC : 16Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4-3200 : 256Gb Crucial MX500 : Corsair H100i : PCP&C 750w 60A : CM Cosmos S : Windows 10 x64
    Asus Z8NA-D6 : Dual Xeon E5645 : 24Gb DDR3-1333 ECC : MSI GTX470 : 120Gb Samsung EVO 840 : 1TB HDD : PCP&C 750w 60A : CM Stacker : DD MC-TDX, EK-FC470, RX240+RX120, D5 X-Top, BayRes : VMware ESXi 6.7.0 - VM's - WCG crunchers x 5 (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS), Mint 19, Windows 10 Insider Preview
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    Da Goose
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    Sparky............................................ .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .......................................How about if Goosey talks to ComEd about subsidizing your electric bill in lieu of helping mankind?


    i7-860 Farm with nVidia GPU's

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    Xtremely High Voltage Sparky's Avatar
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    I'm not following you. ComEd?

    <google>

    Oh. I have AEP for my power company.
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    Da Goose
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    Sparky...You have been the rock and inspiration for many of us. I for 1 salute you and your contributions... Goosey weeps at the economic climate.


    i7-860 Farm with nVidia GPU's

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    Aw come back as soon as you can! Understood on the power bills though! They can be a killer

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    Sorry man. We understand. Waiting for your return!
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    WHAT IS THIS ?! HERESY ! HERESY !

    I can't fold or crunch thanks to the power consumption in the hellhole I'm livin'
    I get the power in bags from birds because no power cable runs through this hellhole.

    I welcome Thee of high voltage forest to the cave with no light my Friend.
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    Think of those trees sparky. Think of the g'dammit trees.

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