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Would the lappy in my sig be worth crunching on?

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by AlienIsGOD, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. AlienIsGOD

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    As the title stats would it be worth running WCG or F@H on the cpu? Its the wifes lappy but shes rarely on it and i don't like seeing it just sitting there.
     
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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    Yes
     
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    Thanks !!
     
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    The problem with crunching on a laptop is that they get very hot. They're not really designed for 100% cpu usage for long periods of time. If you are going to crunch with, keep an eye on the temps.
     
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    Can u not set cpu usage % inF@H? I havent used that program in awhile but i think i remember that option.
     
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    As long as it has VERY good cooling.
     
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    Ok thanks I think i will do 2-4 hours sessions with it until i buy one of those laptop cooling pads.
     
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    I crunch on a 2.33Ghz T7600 in my 2006 iMac. Crunches pretty well, and definitely added to my output. It's cooling is similar to a laptop, albeit slightly better, and temps are not a problem at all.

    I say if it stays cool, it's worth it.
     
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    Have two lappies crunching at 80% because of the temps. One runs cool as its on a laptop cooler. The other has its fan spinning fast always.

    To crunch or not........ something is better than nothing!!
     
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    I crunch on both of my laptops (T40 Pentium M 1.6ghz; X31 Pentium M 1.4ghz). Both stay under ~65c when crunching, and put out ~200 PPD each. Not great, but better than nothing. I've ordered a Thinkpad T400 (P8600 2.4ghz), which should be here soon and assuming it doesn't run too hot. If it does, well, a solution will have to be worked out so that it can crunch :roll:
     
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    I have a i7 mobile and a P8700 crunching, they are fine. just turn it off when you wanna do something.
     

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