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DH77KC using too much power?

System here is a DH77KC Board, BIOS v 107, i5-3570 CPU.

With one SATA HDD the system ist using about 38 Watts in Windows Desktop Idle.

I wonder if that is an acceptable value.

From a trustworthy computer magazine (german c't) I got the information that one should enable C1E State (Enhanced Halt State?) in BIOS, but I cannot find such an option.

In Visual BIOS I find the following options that seem interesting:

- Advanced / Power / Primary Settings:Intel Dynamic Power Technology: But here, it seems, using the "custom" option, I can only switch EIST completely off

- Processor Power Efficient Poliy: Options here are High Performance, Balanced and Low, but make no difference in Windows DT Idle power consumption.

Looking up the BIOS Glossary did not help me

thanks for advice,

Axel

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Hello,

To answer your question, 38 watts is considered low power consumption and is a completely acceptable value.