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01-28-2012, 12:39 AM #1
Did a quick experiment.
It appears folding on my main rig and server out in the living room heats the whole house after all. So who ever said to just fold I apologize and was completely wrong!
I wanted to see how much heat folding would really put off so last night (this morning, same difference to me) I decided to take both my desks, 360s, and computer/server and setup in the living room. I'm folding on a 4.3ghz i5 750, overclocked GTX465, and 3.4ghz 6000+. My living room, family room, dining room, and kitchen are all connected together with no walls which leads to a small hall that then leads to the other 3 rooms and 2 bathrooms. In the living room 2 vents are sealed off due to blowing cold air rather than hot (serious ducting problem) and because of this anything outside of those back rooms is drafty and chilly despite the thermostat saying 72. This also means the central heat comes on a lot even if it's only 59F outside. Anyways, decided to lay down for a nap at noon and it was 66 in the house. Woke up and it was 75. It is my educated guess that folding 2 computers 24/7 for heat would be a lot cheaper than the central heat turning on a lot. I'm going to continue doing the experiment through the night and see if it holds up to low 30's outside and keeps us warm. If it does, I'll be folding 24/7 again until the warm season hits.Univac
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01-28-2012, 01:09 AM #2
yay!And keep the baby near your rig so he stays warm.The path to universal understanding starts here: Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
01-28-2012, 05:26 PM #3
02-07-2012, 07:39 PM #4mimi123 Guest
Stay warm everybody. Experimenting is always the best way to find solutions.
02-07-2012, 09:20 PM #5
Win win indeed.BBQASUS P8Z68-V PRO; i7 2600k @ 4.1GHz; Kingston HyperX 16 GB @ 1866; Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 90GB SSD with Win7 Home Premium 64bit; OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 2.5" SSD 60GB - Programs; 2 WD 2 TB Caviar Green RAID1; WD 2 TB Cavier Green in external USB3 case;EVGA FTW 670 GTX; Acer 22 inch Widescreen; PSU: Ultra 4x 1050
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