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[email protected] costing me over 20 euro a year to run

  • 14-04-2011 4:18pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭ Daegerty

    Having used a plug in power meter device I found that my desktop (a Intel E8200 based machine) is using around 11W more with the [email protected] client running(1 core), its on for about 14 hours per day and sits idle when nobody is usuing it. Usually someone is using it but I figured it might as well be doing something.

    The laptop (With AMD Neo MV-40 processor) uses a similar amount more but isn't used as frequently as the desktop.

    I have a home server as well with a VIA C7 processor that also uses a couple watts more under load and has [email protected] running 24/7.

    So estimated running costs are 20-30 euros per year. I know it will also contribute a small bit extra to heating the room but it's expensive heat.