> OK, thanks for assure me. ...anyway what is the formula in UK? (in
> Slovakia/Czech = U=voltage, I=current, cos (fi)=efficiency)
> ...Yes it is pretty much, but it is impossible have lower power
> for standart (cheap) PC. I heard that some people try regulate
> the speed of
> FAN but i think this is not solution how save energy. (good fan
> use 1 - 2W)
> ...if fan isnt working temper. is higher and therefore
> consumption of CPU is
> higher... there is no saving...
Don't know about uk, but in canada (that's where I am) E= voltage ;-)
I wouldn't worry about fans, typically they draw 50 - 200 mA @ 12V - the CPU
load can cause a modern processor to range between 5 watts and 80 watts or
more though. and drive seeks etc. take current - read the specs on
processors from the manufacturers website or look at the drive spec sheet to
see the range.
I think someone was talking about enabling apm to shut down an unused
drive - not sure though.