[mythtv-users] Power Con$umption
gamegod at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 24 17:34:19 EST 2004
Rob Comstock wrote:
> I just measured the power consumed by my MythTV server and
> was suprised to find it ticking away at 175 watts (24-7 of course).
> Here in California that gets pretty ugly over time. A KWh
> costs me over $0.24 so that works out to around $32 a month.
> The box is a Athlon Thunderbird 1.3G running 3 ATA disk drives (all
> 5400 RPM, two 60g and 1 180g), a matrox g400 dual head for
> TV-out (that card has a fan on it), two ethernet cards, and a
> AverMedia brooktree video capture/tuner card.
Try using athcool -
It enables powersaving mode on your Athlon.... It's awesome for cooling
down your PC too (I saw like a 20 degree C difference)...
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