[mythtv-users] Who's going to be the first?

Robin Hill myth at robinhill.me.uk
Thu Sep 2 08:00:05 UTC 2010

On Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:44:40PM -0700, Gabe Rubin wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 8:28 PM, Tyler T <tylernt at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> and just built a nice box using a Sempron processor that should only
> >> draw 45 W.
> >
> > If you enable Cool'n'Quiet, it should draw 15W at or near idle.
> I am not sure I have that enabled.  How do I checkto see if it is or
> actually enable it.  The whole point of getting a Sempron was to make
> it is a cool and quiet as possible.
It should be a BIOS setting.

> I also wonder if I shot myself in the foot by getting 550W power
> supply.  Or does that only use enough power that the computer is
> drawing as opposed to constantly drawing a lot of power?
It only draws the power it needs, plus some due to inefficiencies.  If
you didn't get an 80+ rated power supply then the efficiency can drop
off rapidly if it's used at less than full load - and even an 80+ PSU
can drop off below 20% load, so it's better to get one rated close to
what's needed.

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