[mythtv-users] Happy Anniversary

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 19:28:11 UTC 2006

On 9/23/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/22/06 17:51, Steven Adeff wrote:
> >On 9/22/06, Henry A Harper III <hah at alumni.rice.edu> wrote:
> >>From:  Steven Adeff
> >>>The problem is, even at idle modern CPU's still use somewhere around
> >>>100-150W (from what I remember reading at TomsHardware). I don't quite
> >>>know how suspend works, but I assume it basically "turns off" the CPU,
> >>>
> >>I guess that depends on what exactly you mean by "modern CPU" :)
> >>
> >>My mythbox has a 65W (max) Athlon 64 x2 4600+...the whole box does put out a
> >>little more heat than my HDDirectTivo but not a whole lot more.
> >>
> >>
> >Your right, I was reading the system draws, which included a video
> >card and 7200rpm harddrive.
> >Apparently the Core Duo's use even less power than your x2! wow...
> >
> I think Intel rates their CPU's on average power draw.  AMD uses the max
> power draw.  However, I think that the Core 2 Duo's (or was that Core 2
> Duo Squared the Sequel Act II scene 2?) actually can draw less power
> than the X2's--IIRC, Core 2 Duo can shut off one core when it's
> unnecessary; whereas the AMD X2's can only throttle cores (so, min power
> usage for an X2 is when both cores are fully throttled).  Intel can shut
> one off and throttle the other.

thats really cool if it does! I want to upgrade my bedroom PC from an
XP1600+ perhaps I'll get a Core 2 Duo and put it in my frontend and
take the Athlon64 3200+ for the bedroom PC. Might as well get ready
for x264 =D

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