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Olberd

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Power usage of the core
« on: June 08, 2007, 10:37:48 pm »
Does any of you know how much electricity a typical core uses during heavy, normal and idle usage?

What experience do you have with saving power on the core (standby or shutting down during nighttime or such).

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Re: Power usage of the core
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 11:59:01 am »
98% depends on your hardware (cpu, mainboard). today, the hardware is built to consume not so much energy.
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Olberd

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Re: Power usage of the core
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 08:34:50 pm »
Yes, it's dependent on the hardware and on usage.

I'm looking for a lower bound on electricity usage.
Has anyone measured their core's idle power usage or any?

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Re: Power usage of the core
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 03:19:11 pm »

What experience do you have with saving power on the core (standby or shutting down during nighttime or such).

I am interested in this as well. I understand that the core is meant to be up at all times, however I am going to use it mainly as a media centre for now. No need to keep it running at full blast while I am sleeping :).  Based on my experience with various distros, I know that power management can be a little tricky...