Folding Energy usage

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#1
I have multiple machines and have applied a killa-Watt to them to see what's being used.

Q6600 Idle = 135W
Q6600 Windows SMP = 203W & 2100 PPD
Q6600 GPU (x1900AIW) = 233W & 500 PPD
Q6600 Windows SMP (idle priority) + GPU (low priority)= 275W & 2400 PPD

X2 4600+ Idle = 105W
X2 4600+ Windows SMP = 156W & 925 PPD (on a good WU)
X2 4600+ Windows SMP = 156W & 400 PPD (on a bad WU)
X2 4600+ Linux SMP = 180W & 1025 PPD (on a good WU)
X2 4600+ Linux SMP = 180W & 500 PPD (on a bad WU)

P4 3200 Idle = 96W
P4 3200 one Windows Standard client = 158W & 250 PPD
P4 3200 Two Hyper-threaded Windows Standard Clients = 162W & 300 PPD

Of course PPD's vary depending on the specific WU, but this will give people here a rough concept of the energy usage for different processors and their point production efficiency.
 
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#3
The Q6600:
ECS P4m900T MB; Intel retail q6600; 2x1 GB OCX PC2-6400; ATI X1900 AIW; PC Power & Cooling silencer Quad 750; Antec P180; WD600BB; IBM DTLA-307045; Lite-on LH18a1p DVD-RW

The x2 4600+:
5x Gigabyte K8n51pvm9-RH; AMD x2 4600+; either Crucial 2x1GB or 2x512MB PC-3200; Onboard video; a variety of different PS 350W-500W; a variety of different cases; A large variety of different old HD's and a variety of different DVD-RW drives.

The P4 3200:
A Dell SC400 or 2x Dell 8400 with 1-2GB of PC-3200 RAM; ATI-9600 AIW; or an ATI 9600; or ATI-1300; The default 40-80 GB drives; The default Dell DVD-RW drives.

Do you need/want any other details (printers, monitors, keyboards...)?
 

Bozo

Storage? I am Storage!
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#4
I've noticed a definate drop in my electric bill since installing an Earthwatts 80+ power supply. That and the room doesn't heat up.
That was running a Celeron D. Now I have a Core 2 Duo at 3.2GHz and the electric bill is still low.

Bozo :joker:
 
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