[mythtv-users] Lower power usage ideas? (for backend)
joh.becker at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 16:36:19 UTC 2005
In addition the power supply takes a lot power even if the CPU does
not need it. Those PSUs are so cheap made that they don't care about
reducing power if in idle. Also the losses of the PSUs are quite high
(30-40% of max power)
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:02:54 -0500, David George <david at thegeorges.us> wrote:
> On 3/14/2005 11:27 PM, johnny at fishcounts.com wrote:
> >When the cpu is idle it's not eatting up power anyways.
> Maybe some CPUs with power saving mode (or using cpuspeed). But the
> above is dangerous as a general statement. Just as an example: ok, your
> CPU is idling and not eating power. Is it safe to remove the CPU fan
> and heatsink from it? After all not "eatting" [sic] power should mean
> that it isn't generating heat. :-)
> > So if that's the
> >case then there's no problem with the way it is?
> It isn't the case. While CPUs may not draw as much power when idling
> the higher-end desktop processors from AMD and Intel definitely draw a
> lot of power and make a lot of heat.
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