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Message 1107195 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 4:52:05 UTC

Hello all, I would like to know if you people use your Seti@home software the whole day in your computer? is it good to leave it on the whole day? I would like to know what are the best ways to use it. And do you have hopes that in the future somebody will catch a signal from extraterrestrials?


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Message 1107204 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 5:32:56 UTC
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I leave the SETI@home thing running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on several computers. They might as well be doing something good!

But many people do switch off their computer when they are not using it to save electricity. And that's ok too.

Basically, the longer you leave it running, the more work units your computer will crunch. Hence the higher the likelihood your computer will find aliens.

Will SETI@home succeed? Maybe, or maybe not. But its worth trying anyway!!

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Message 1107291 - Posted: 18 May 2011, 15:38:16 UTC - in response to Message 1107204.

that being said you don't have to run your PC 27/7 if it makes you uncomfortable about the electric bill. I haven't seen a major increase in my bill and I have 5 running 24/7 I estimate it uses less than $10 per PC per month. If thats to expensive then just run Seti when your computer is on. There is no rule that states you have to go nuts like a few of us and run a 4 GPU hexcore CPU rig. Whatever you are willing to do is enough.
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Message 1107829 - Posted: 20 May 2011, 1:53:52 UTC - in response to Message 1107195.

You never know, the cosmos is a big place, afterall, life is based on carbon and that element is common in the universe. Be optimistic, perhaps somewhere out there in another planet, beings have a Seti@Home version and wonder the same thing, are we alone in the universe?

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Message 1107835 - Posted: 20 May 2011, 2:07:30 UTC

I have one computer, and I run it 24/7. It analyzes a lot of data, but my electric bill is about $450 a month. There are always trade offs. As has already been stated, each of us does what we want, or are capable of. Together we are a huge team working for a common goal. The more you run your system, the more important monitoring the temperatures becomes. Heat is one of the biggest threats to computers. Control the heat, and regardless of how much you run SETI, the longer your computer will last.

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Message 1108595 - Posted: 22 May 2011, 6:32:47 UTC - in response to Message 1107835.

I have one computer, and I run it 24/7. It analyzes a lot of data, but my electric bill is about $450 a month. There are always trade offs. As has already been stated, each of us does what we want, or are capable of. Together we are a huge team working for a common goal. The more you run your system, the more important monitoring the temperatures becomes. Heat is one of the biggest threats to computers. Control the heat, and regardless of how much you run SETI, the longer your computer will last.

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Great post. I'm leaving my machine on 24/7 crunching away on SETI, Einstein and MW. I'm doing my little part where I can.
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Message 1111818 - Posted: 31 May 2011, 22:29:02 UTC
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I have a dual core HP pentium system. I leave it on all the time crunching SETI, but I have it set to run the CPU no more than 85% to avoid overheating.

I have only been back in the program a few days. When I left there was a green radio dish in the tray. Seems that is gone now.

I will have to see how my computer holds up at this level. I never noticed the fan running prior to running SETI. Now it runs all the time.

Still, the electricity should not be all that much. I turn the monitor off when I am not using the computer. And I don't run the screen saver. That uses up cycles.

Crunch baby crunch!

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Message 1112836 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 23:23:25 UTC

I always leave it on when I'm not using other resource intensive programs. But last night I forgot to turn it off before running Civilization V, but it ran normally, and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Message 1112885 - Posted: 4 Jun 2011, 4:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 1112836.
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BOINC is setup to run at the lowest priority possible. It backs off on processing so that other things can run. I only notice a minimal amount of lag when I play newer FPS games
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Message 1113044 - Posted: 4 Jun 2011, 15:07:30 UTC - in response to Message 1107835.
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I have one computer, and I run it 24/7. It analyzes a lot of data, but my electric bill is about $450 a month.

It costs $4 laptop/screen off to $29/mo large box monitor always on 24/7.
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Message 1113056 - Posted: 4 Jun 2011, 15:23:30 UTC - in response to Message 1113044.
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I have one computer, and I run it 24/7. It analyzes a lot of data, but my electric bill is about $450 a month.

It costs $4 laptop/screen off to $29/mo large box monitor always on 24/7.

My tower draws 870 watts continuously, my aquarium chiller that is used to cool my CPU draws 250 watts, there is the loss through my 2200 VA UPS system, and all surrounding equipment means a constant draw of about 1300 watts 24/7. At least when I'm not using my 500 watt, (1000 Watt peak) computer speakers to knock pictures off the wall....

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In addition to that I keep snakes, and use heaters/humidifiers to control environments.
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Message 1113103 - Posted: 4 Jun 2011, 17:16:35 UTC

I do my "crunching" with a 2G Intel 2 core iMac. Sometimes, the computer runs 24 hrs.. but sometimes I put it in to sleep mode overnight. In that case, the machine is running at least 16 hrs a day. When I was working (now retired), we had 3 Mac workstations, which I set up to run SETI in the background. But, since I'm no longer in the office, those machines are no longer running SETI.. which is a shame, because the machines are powered up 24/7, and at certain times of the year when business gets slow, the machines are just idling... doing nothing. They could certainly crunch SETI data.

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Message 1113567 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 19:02:32 UTC - in response to Message 1113103.

I had this machine (Voyager) built specifically for projects like Seti@Home. I'll get upgrades when money becomes available (i.e. memory, GPU, etc). Voyager runs 24/7 at this point with the CPU fan manually set to max speed.
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Message 1113706 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 2:30:02 UTC - in response to Message 1113567.

I would manually set the GPU fan to 60-65% as well just to keep the heat down
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Message 1117606 - Posted: 16 Jun 2011, 1:42:36 UTC - in response to Message 1107195.
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Hello all, I would like to know if you people use your Seti@home software the whole day in your computer? is it good to leave it on the whole day? I would like to know what are the best ways to use it. And do you have hopes that in the future somebody will catch a signal from extraterrestrials?


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Not me. I just run it on the weekends now that I got a new graphics card that loves power. : / Yes we will find a signal from ET if we haven't already found it. ;)

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Message 1117747 - Posted: 16 Jun 2011, 7:18:11 UTC

My Seti@home software runs all the time when I am away from my computerand it stays on all the time except during intense electrical storms. This has been going on for about 15 years.
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Message 1121898 - Posted: 27 Jun 2011, 6:51:48 UTC
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I have a 24/7 P4 with two GPU´s (8800GT & 9800GTX+ [2 PSU´s :D]) running most of the time seti (shared with a little bit einstein@home over weekend).
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