Re: Where to go to learn about reducing electricity use?
On Tue, 02 Jan 2007 05:30:11 +0100, Bruno Buys wrote:
> athcool saves both temperature and power. Its a very simple script,
> written for athlons.
That certainly sounds intriguing, but:
> Depending on your motherboard and/or hardware components, enabling
> Athlon powersaving mode sometimes causes:
> * noisy or distorted sound playback,
> * a slowdown in harddisk performance,
> * system locks or instability,
> * massive corruption of the filesystem (observed at least once).
sounds pretty scary. Do you know how risky it is to actually use? I
looked up the spec on my processor (Athlon XP 1800+) and it only consumes
about 50 watts maximum; even if I could cut that by half on average that's
not a whole lot.