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Re: Where to go to learn about reducing electricity use?

On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 01:40:11 +0100, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 05:06:02PM -0600, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
>> I would like to make my Etch box use less power, but I'm having a hard
>> time consolidating all the information I'm finding. Is there a package I
>> can install or a web page I can read that is a gentle guide to reducing my
>> power usage?
> A good place to start may be something like the laptop-howto.
> What power are you trying to reduce?  Beware spinning down drives to
> reduce power; spinning up reduces drive life.

Hi Doug,

Thanks for your reply. It is a self-built Athlon desktop, though I assume
much of the advice in the laptop-howto will be relevant. I will take a
look. I'm happy to provide more specs on the box if that will be helpful.

I'm not really sure how to answer your question. I know that spinning down
drives is not such a good idea, and that I can reduce processor speed when
idle (though how I don't know), but beyond that I don't have a good idea
of what options are available to me.



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