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March 9, 2007, 04:43 PM
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Hmm...Please explain- that's a curious statement...
I think that SHack said it best: I see no point in keeping my somputer running throughout the day just to "help" find a cure to cancer or whatnot. Why it may sound crass, I think that helping out the environment will have a larger impact on combating cancer and curing many diseases than running F@H. By using your computer for these tasks, you are increasing your power consumption and thus increasing the amount of greenhouse gases.
Look at my PSU roundup; a computer AT IDLE SPEEDS consumes more than 2 50W lightbulbs, and that is if you have an 80+ PSU like the Enhance. Now when you are folding, your computer is not at idle consumption anymore; it is taking even more electricity. No thanks.
IMO, GPU folding is even more of a slap in the face.
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