[mythtv-users] Laptop CPU in Desktop Mainboard
jsamyth at gmail.com
Sun Jan 29 00:27:46 UTC 2006
On 1/24/06, Michael Starks <mythtv at michaelstarks.com> wrote:
> > The power savings are so small as to not be meaningull in a desktop.
> > I'm sure the unstated goal here is heat and fan noise reduction.
> Actually, I don't care too much about heat and noise since the server is
> in the basement. I truly am interested in energy conservation but at
> the same time having a server powerful enough for multiple tasks (Myth,
> Mister House, Asterisk, security cams, etc).
In that case you are truly on a fools errand.
You will NEVER save enough energy with this CPU to recover
your costs. Vastly more power could be saved by huge passive
heat sinks and getting rid of fans.
Running a computer headless saves well in excess of
80 percent of the power utilized by the typical desktop
computer. Finding the lowest consumption disk drives
or running fewer of them will save more. But chaseing
after the miniscule savings on this CPU, especially
since you will probably have to replace the mobo tu
use it will save you nothing.
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