10 Best Ways to Use Your PC While You're Sleeping or at Work

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millermax10

I often take advantage of time I'm not using the computer to run anti-virus scans. It just is too much of a memory hog to use while I am awake. There's nothing like busting out your CPAP machine and sleeping easily knowing that you are getting work done during your slumber.

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Kataco

I don't get it, everywhere I read about remote connections to home computers I hear no mention of remote desktop. Why is that? I use it for all 3 of my computers, port forward/edit reg key and you're done . Am I missing something?

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nekollx

 i prefer TeamViewer for remote login myself....

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bbrinko

Sleeping at work? What a concept.

 

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quickone

 For those who are interested in the foling@home project MPC has a team, 2nd in the world, check them out in the forums http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=32

 

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pyrite65

Thanks for the link, folding now.

No, I don't plunder ships, it a mineral...

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QuakindudeMod

And if you DO chose to run the F@H client for our team, 11108, then please do not use Windows Automatic Updates. It will restart your computer without shutting down the client. Not only will you lose all that Folding time, you will more than likely have a corrupted work unit when you do fire it back up. 

Just set Windows to download and notify you. That way, the updates are downloaded while you are sleeping, all you have to do is properly shut down your programs and let Windows install the updates. 

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rohde782

I think folding at home is by far the best use of my computer while away. Actually unless im doing someting intense i always have the nVidia client running. And my GTX280 OCX rocks it.

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Spartacus

I appreciate the mention of folding, but you forgot the shamelessly plug your very own folding team.

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williezzy

I read the title wrong, I thought it said "10 Best Ways to Use Your PC While You're Sleeping at Work".

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jrocknyc

1) as a pillow

2) as a blanket

3) butt warmer

 

4) profit!?!

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Caboose

 Space heater if you've got an nVidia GPU. Just fire up Folding@Home or something, and let it run on the GPU! You'll be nice and toasty warm!

 

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snapple00

He has an AMD CPU. It runs so slow that it actually cools itself, and the rest of the parts in the case, negating your space heater concept.

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williezzy

I didn't think anyone else was actually going to post, I'm like never the first person to post on something.  Hey "Snaple00" how did u know I had an AMD Anthlon? Wait, no wonder I can leave my pc on for days and it doesn't get hot, it just gets colder, like reverse temperature-ology.

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snapple00

It was just a joke. I like AMD. 

Too much Nvidia vs AMD around here lately.  

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