[RC5] Adverse effects of participation?
philip.espi at mfe.org
Wed Jan 26 13:05:31 EST 2000
Darren Tay wrote:
> Hi all,
> Please bear with me, but I feel the need to be reassured that I have
> "nothing to lose" in participating... Some authoritative answers to this
> would help.
> THE Question:
> Will running dnet 24/7 have any adverse effects on computer hardware?
Well crafted computers are made to run 24/7.
In fact, spinning down and restarting HDD is what's wearing them down a
lot more than continuous full spin.
> Last month my old Pentium150 laptop
I don't know if the above applies to laptop computers
> I've always believed the CPU to be immortal since it has no moving parts.
CPU can die because of overheating, which don't normally occur, unless
you overclock it or never remove the dust from the fans, or because of a
power surge. Apart from that, you can crunch RC5 "ad vitam" without any
ill effects (except for your electricity bill if you're running a 700
That's my 0.02 euros, but I'm no engineer and could be wrong.
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