[mythtv-users] Laptop CPU in Desktop Mainboard
jsamyth at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 20:42:27 UTC 2006
On 1/24/06, Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 24 January 2006 13:22, Tom Dombrosky wrote:
> > On 1/24/06, Steve Adeff <adeffs at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 24 January 2006 12:34, Michael Starks wrote:
> > > > I have been thinking of using a laptop CPU to save power on a new
> > > > MythTV system. Basically, I'd like to be able to use the cpuspeed
> > > > daemon to drop the CPU speed when there isn't a lot going in. Has
> > > > anyone done with with a full-size mainboard? Any other tips?
> > >
> > > laptop CPU's use different sockets, etc. I believe some of the new mini
> > > boards
> > > (BTX or something?) use laptop cpu's. I also believe desktop cpu's
> > > support the cpu speed daemons.
> > The Athlon laptop cpus use the same socket. They will work fine.
> > Tom
> interesting, are the power savings of a mobile CPU that great over the desktop
> version? What are the tradeoffs of going this route?
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.
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