Joined: May 2007
||Posted: Aug. 14 2007,12:24
|Quote (sixdiamants @ Aug. 13 2007,17:18)|
|Other paths I'm considering are:|
Throttle the CPU - anyone recommend software/read-ups ?
Boot in text-only mode - I suppose that this reduces software cycles hence consumption, right ??
Wake-on-Lan - but I suppose that this is a tad difficult when the box runs only on a wifi-lan.
Throtle the CPU? Not sure what you mean by this, if it's idle, it's idle, if you need to compute, then you want it to be as powerful and fast as it can be. Depending on the system BIOS you might be able to lower the speed of the FSB but that might not give satisfactory results as the system would always run slower.
WOL requires both a lan card that is capable of outputting a signal and a motherboard that has the header for that to connect to. Delay between when a request is made over the lan and the wake up time might be a factor depending on how you intend to us it.
It seems like putting the system in standby when you aren't using it would use the least power and thus achieve the least CO2 emissions from the fossil fuel burned to create the electricity furnished to your house, which is what I assume you meant by that.