15 years ago
computer. On an AMD single dual core processor system that we start up in
an energy saving mode at 1.8 GHz, we are measuring 350 watts in idle state.
No hard drives are installed. The processor itself is specified to run at
around 95 watts under load, so the additional 250 watts of energy use
surprised me a little. How much of the remaining energy utilization is
going to chipsets and how much is going to fans?