It is currently Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:01 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Green Futures PC Guide
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 24, 2003 12:36 pm
Posts: 59
Location: UK
The following looks to have some useful bits and bobs:
http://62.169.138.193/features/bestgree ... e2824.aspx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2004 7:56 am
Posts: 106
Location: Cambridge, MA
Seems like a fun, if somewhat catchall/eclectic of a compilation.

On that list, the wooden PC bothers me the most. Seems that if all of us gave a little less crap about what our cases looked like, we could recycle a hella lot of existing ATX cases, recouping their manufacturing costs and eliminating new energy investments.

The local cooling link seems useful, but can someone explain to me how an app running on your computer can tell you how much power you're really consuming?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:00 am
Posts: 247
padmewan wrote:

The local cooling link seems useful, but can someone explain to me how an app running on your computer can tell you how much power you're really consuming?


It checks all your hardware and then adds up the estimated power consumption of each component. It isn't very accurate, because it can't possibly measure the exact power consumption of these components. It just takes figures from a list and adds these up. These figures aren't accurate either. For instance, it takes the TDP from CPU's, but TDP is a maximum power consumption. So my system is said to be using 130 watts, whereas it consumes 85 watts.

But never mind, if it makes people more conscious then I'm all for it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 10:18 am
Posts: 96
The link for the local cooling app is http://www.localcooling.com/info/ and it appears it can adjust your power saving modes to minimize power use as well. The only issue I see with that is powering down your hard drive, if not set correctly wouldn't repeated power ups/downs put excess wear on the drive?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 1:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 3:26 am
Posts: 33
At least someone is making suggestions.

I disagree with the laptop proposal. A desktop can be in the same range of electrical use as a laptop but allow greater flexibility. The flexibility can allow for things like later reuse, purposeful purchases of components to encourage environmental manufacturing, and less wasteful repair and upgrade paths.

Does anyone convert a laptop to a firewall/router or file server?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group