I like this way of number crunching, but how much rises your average power ussage of your PC while running the client?
Could the ones who have a power measure device check the outlet power of the pc while running and while not running the client?
And is the GPU fan speeding up while running the client?
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Yes, it will increase your overall system power consumption because you are pushing your GPU and/or CPU to crunch data (or protiens..) for the Folding@Home Client, therefore, your GPU/CPU will pull more power from your power supply causing your power supply to pull more wattage from your electricity supply.
The power usage of each video card is very different. Looking at this review of the 8600GTS (the card you have in your profile), it shows that the rise in wattage from idle to load is about 50 watts, less than turning on the average incandescent light bulb.
FYI: fans use very little wattage, that should not be any concern.
Hmm 50W more heat in my PC the whole time. I actually try to save energy with not using light bulbs if I don't need them and stuff like that.
So it's a no go, at least not now when it's over 30°C outside