crp at cmc.net
Mon Jan 5 01:30:17 UTC 2009
Markus Hitter wrote:
> Am 03.01.2009 um 06:32 schrieb Ray Parrish:
>> When it comes to the computer however, I'm not worried about the
>> cpu which uses about 10% of the power one of my light bulbs use.
> You have interesting light bulbs, then. Commodity desktop PCs take at
> least 100 Watts. High performance PCs can take 500 Watts or more.
> Independently from your light bulbs however, there's really no reason
> to run a higher clock frequency while the PC is idle. Actually, if
> you even notice a difference between higher frequency on demand and
> higher frequency all the time there's likely something wrong with
> frequency ramping and you should fix this instead of letting your
> processor run in circles 2000 million times a second all the time.
> Fixing things helps millions of others as well, so there can be a
> really noticeable power saving.
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> Dipl. Ing. Markus Hitter
Well, as I said above I'm not worried about the extra power the "cpu"
not the whole desktop takes... The cpu is just a small chip inside the
box, and runs on 5 volts. Reading comprehension my friend...
Later, Ray Parrish
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