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Robert Curtiss

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Message 896728 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 23:51:03 UTC

Do you think this will cost me monthly. It has a 1600 Watt PSU. Going to have seti Running 24/7 As soon as i get my GPU'S Cooled down.

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Message 896737 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 23:59:40 UTC

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

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Robert Curtiss

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Message 896741 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:05:27 UTC - in response to Message 896737.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

Alinator

Well after dumping 2.7 Thousand dollars in parts into this Rig. I'm not worried about the electricity bill just curious.
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Message 896744 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:08:25 UTC

One thing i have noticed i have 99% Cuda WU's. Actually right now i have no WU'S going on my CPU's all on my GPU'S and way to fix that?
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Message 896747 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:10:40 UTC - in response to Message 896744.

One thing i have noticed i have 99% Cuda WU's. Actually right now i have no WU'S going on my CPU's all on my GPU'S and way to fix that?

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Message 896748 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:11:54 UTC - in response to Message 896741.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

Alinator

Well after dumping 2.7 Thousand dollars in parts into this Rig. I'm not worried about the electricity bill just curious.

LOL...

That's right kind of attitude then! :-)

Like I mentioned, the quickest and easiest way to know for sure is to pick up a 'Kill-A-Watt'.

They're around 25 bucks, and come in handy for measuring all kinds of appliances.

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Message 896750 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:13:37 UTC - in response to Message 896748.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

Alinator

Well after dumping 2.7 Thousand dollars in parts into this Rig. I'm not worried about the electricity bill just curious.

LOL...

That's right kind of attitude then! :-)

Like I mentioned, the quickest and easiest way to know for sure is to pick up a 'Kill-A-Watt'.

They're around 25 bucks, and come in handy for measuring all kinds of appliances.

Alinator

Cool ill have to stop by the store and pick one up!

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Message 896777 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:59:17 UTC - in response to Message 896737.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

Alinator

I know It's not cheap and I'm running a hyperfast Q9300(3.51GHz on air) souped up with a GTX295 supercharger, That RAC is from just one PC too currently, The bill for how much more will come before the 1st(My last electric bill was \$45 last month), But getting My own P3 will not happen until July or when I've sold off enough to supply Me with about \$42 to buy one with as the New Enermax Revolution 85+ psu just socked Me for \$277.95 and that's with Free Shipping, Now If It will get here sooner than the 29th as a \$40 rebate ends on the 31st of May. Of course I have an almost identical PC that needs a new case, psu and video card upgrade that will happen soon enough as It uses an old QX6700 B1(ES) cpu that runs at 3.52GHz on air. And If i7 cpus are Big Gun Battleships, Then My dirty pair are a pair of Big Gun Battlecruisers.
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Message 896810 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 2:27:14 UTC - in response to Message 896777.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

Alinator

I know It's not cheap and I'm running a hyperfast Q9300(3.51GHz on air) souped up with a GTX295 supercharger, That RAC is from just one PC too currently, The bill for how much more will come before the 1st(My last electric bill was \$45 last month), But getting My own P3 will not happen until July or when I've sold off enough to supply Me with about \$42 to buy one with as the New Enermax Revolution 85+ psu just socked Me for \$277.95 and that's with Free Shipping, Now If It will get here sooner than the 29th as a \$40 rebate ends on the 31st of May. Of course I have an almost identical PC that needs a new case, psu and video card upgrade that will happen soon enough as It uses an old QX6700 B1(ES) cpu that runs at 3.52GHz on air. And If i7 cpus are Big Gun Battleships, Then My dirty pair are a pair of Big Gun Battlecruisers.

LOL...

Well, we all know you are truly hard core, but on a tight budget.

So, that makes you the exception that proves the rule! :-D

Good point about ship classification. I guess we could go with your suggestion, or classify i7's as Super Battleships. ;-)

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Message 896819 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 2:40:48 UTC

Something simple to remind people about power draw.. If you have a 1600-watt PSU, it will not supply more than 1600 watts. It will only draw/supply as much power as the components connected to it require.

If you have a kill-a-watt, plug it in and see what it says your system is drawing. I rough estimate these days (at least where I live) is 10 cents per kWh. Look at your most recent power bill and divide the cost (before taxes and fees and so on) by the kWh used to figure out what your rate is, then you can extrapolate from there.
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Message 896851 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 4:41:35 UTC - in response to Message 896819.

MyCore i7 920 with 2 Nvidia 295's, CUDA 2.2 and Rasitmer's v11 vlar kill is drawing between 700 and 765 Watts according to my meter.

That's up quite a bit from when I wasn't using the 2.2 dlls.

The Power supply in this machine is an X3 1000W. If I make any more changes, I'll need a bigger supply.

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Message 896928 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 12:11:56 UTC - in response to Message 896737.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt. As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

I estimated my power consumption by switching everything off except the cruncher in the house, and time revolutions on my electric meter. Not the best of way, of course, but since I don't have to measure it all the time, it will do for now. Kill-a-watt clones from China retails about USD18 here but only available online, so don't know if it is worth investing in one since the novelty usually doesnt last.

And If i7 cpus are Big Gun Battleships, Then My dirty pair are a pair of Big Gun Battlecruisers.

All of you guys seems to have some big gunned capital ships here, leaving the rest of us with poor C2 Duos feeling like we are on some, erm, slow minesweepers?
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Message 896934 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 12:29:33 UTC - in response to Message 896928.

All of you guys seems to have some big gunned capital ships here, leaving the rest of us with poor C2 Duos feeling like we are on some, erm, slow minesweepers?

Corvettes ... at the least ...

And all well balanced navies have a mix of large and small ... each to their place and purpose...

But, if there is one lack in the BOINC community is the ability to make all feel valued ... regardless of how much we can contribute on a daily basis.
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Message 896944 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 13:20:35 UTC

My core i7 running Seti with a ATI 4850 running MilkyWay is drawing 286 Watt, the core i7 with idle ATI 226 Watt. I have 2 of them, both equipped with 2 SSDs and a 550W PSU
This gives about 12,000 credit per kWh if everything runs perfectly what they don't do most of the time :Â´(
With actual RAC the better one gives about 9,000 credit per kWh
at a cost of 43â‚¬/month (~58\$) each

I used this meter (german ebay)
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Message 896958 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 14:01:28 UTC - in response to Message 896934.

And all well balanced navies have a mix of large and small ... each to their place and purpose...

I think mine is more like a PT-Boat but, as you say, each to their place and purpose. :)

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Message 896975 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 15:06:30 UTC

My Macbook Pro laptop uses around 50 watts with screen dimmed. Has dual processors so the use is half per chanel. Takes a bit over an hour to process each unit. The Macpro tower (early one with 2 dual processors. Runs about 210 watts. So the energy is almost the same per task. Big box is a bit faster. Obviously the monitor is off when not needed.

Using 24 hours total use is around 6 kW hours. At around 13 cents per is less than a buck a day.

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Message 896979 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 15:18:20 UTC

My understanding of PSU's is that the PSU is capable of the burden of the wattage its rated at. It doesn't use 1200W if your system only requires 400W. I've upgraded my PSU without seeing massive increases in power usage because the PC doesnt use that much more Wattage than the previous CPu/GPU/Mobo etc that I installed.
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Message 896996 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 15:48:17 UTC - in response to Message 896934.

All of you guys seems to have some big gunned capital ships here, leaving the rest of us with poor C2 Duos feeling like we are on some, erm, slow minesweepers?

Corvettes ... at the least ...

And all well balanced navies have a mix of large and small ... each to their place and purpose...

But, if there is one lack in the BOINC community is the ability to make all feel valued ... regardless of how much we can contribute on a daily basis.

LOL...

That's why I keep my old timers soldiering on. BOINC has to work just as well for them as it does for the newest super battleships out there.

If it doesn't, then it's broken, by definition. ;-)

Achieving that is all the satisfaction I expect or need to get out of BOINC as a project, regardless of whether the BOINC devs like it or not. :-)

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Message 897044 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 23:41:05 UTC - in response to Message 896928.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt. As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

I estimated my power consumption by switching everything off except the cruncher in the house, and time revolutions on my electric meter. Not the best of way, of course, but since I don't have to measure it all the time, it will do for now. Kill-a-watt clones from China retails about USD18 here but only available online, so don't know if it is worth investing in one since the novelty usually doesn't last.

And If i7 cpus are Big Gun Battleships, Then My dirty pair are a pair of Big Gun Battlecruisers.

All of you guys seems to have some big gunned capital ships here, leaving the rest of us with poor C2 Duos feeling like we are on some, erm, slow minesweepers?

Minesweepers? No too small, More like Destroyers maybe.
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Message 897049 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 23:46:00 UTC - in response to Message 896810.

Hard to say, you'd have to measure it with a Kill-A-Watt.

As an estimate, use something in the 1/2 to 3/4 KWH ballpark, and calculate from there based on your utility rate.

In any event i7 Big Gun Battleships are like Ferrari's. If you have to ask how much it costs to run them, you can't afford it! ;-)

Alinator

I know It's not cheap and I'm running a hyperfast Q9300(3.51GHz on air) souped up with a GTX295 supercharger, That RAC is from just one PC too currently, The bill for how much more will come before the 1st(My last electric bill was \$45 last month), But getting My own P3 will not happen until July or when I've sold off enough to supply Me with about \$42 to buy one with as the New Enermax Revolution 85+ psu just socked Me for \$277.95 and that's with Free Shipping, Now If It will get here sooner than the 29th as a \$40 rebate ends on the 31st of May. Of course I have an almost identical PC that needs a new case, psu and video card upgrade that will happen soon enough as It uses an old QX6700 B1(ES) cpu that runs at 3.52GHz on air. And If i7 cpus are Big Gun Battleships, Then My dirty pair are a pair of Big Gun Battlecruisers.

LOL...

Well, we all know you are truly hard core, but on a tight budget.

So, that makes you the exception that proves the rule! :-D

Good point about ship classification. I guess we could go with your suggestion, or classify i7's as Super Battleships. ;-)

Alinator

Maybe, the reason I know of such things is for Years I studied WWII and yeah even WWI warships as I was fascinated by them and the History in General, As Dad served in WWII and well He never said anything, I only found out what He did after Mom died and I found His letters and photos to Her, Talk about Yer Time Capsule.

For Example: In the US during WWII, The Navy had the Alaska Class Ships CB1 - CB6 which the US Navy called Large Light Cruisers as they were really large light cruisers with a Battleship main armament or nine 12" Main Guns in 3 Triple Turrets, In other countries these would be Battlecruisers of course.

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