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Old June 29, 2010, 05:23 AM
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Guys, I've been CPU folding for the last month+ and finally got a GPU for folding. My case isn't very well ventilated, so when I CPU fold by itself, it hit temps of ~62, now that I have a GPU in there as well, if I fold with both, the CPU hits 70C and my room gets really hot.

I was wondering if you guys fold with both given the significant difference in PPD (only 1.7k for my CPU and 4.5K for my GPU)

I was thinking I'd start CPU folding again in the winter...
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Old June 29, 2010, 07:04 AM
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In your specific case, I'd probably skip the CPU folding, and just fold with you GPU in the summer.

I fold with both my CPU and GPU's, but have a separate air conditioner in my basement to regulate the room temperature.. and really need it in the summer for the little space-heaters I have.
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Old June 29, 2010, 10:22 AM
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Try optimizing the airflow in your case to reduce temperatures. If you're unable to get them to a reasonable level while folding on both your CPU and GPU, then stop the CPU folding. In many cases it's worth folding on both with newer CPUs, but if you aren't able to do it then so be it.
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Old June 29, 2010, 08:38 PM
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I think the problem is that I have a generic case and also my computer is under my desk (with no where else thats logical to put it) I'm actually really happy I'm doing 4.5k PPD now, huge improvement from the 1.7, I'm looking forward to hitting 100k, should be in 3 days at my current rate :)
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Old June 29, 2010, 08:45 PM
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As our folding captain will say any ppd is great ppd. For you i would recommend just doing the gpu folding right now for the summer as it'll be less heat strain in your case. Winter time though you should be able to run both.
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