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L5630 Idle Power Usage?

idata
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I can't find any good reviews on this. If I have a single L5630 with a pretty typical mother board, 1 stick of 1.3 v ram and no hard drives; how much power usage should I expect when system is completly idle?

Just looking for a ball park firgure. I've seen everything from ~25 watts to ~235 watts; but don't put to much faith in either of those.

Anyone own one of these? I'd like to see what a kill-a-watt makes of it.

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Vegan
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At its lowest the CPU can downclock to < 10W when its idle.

A disk uses 10W, motherboards are about 100W or so.

idata
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wow! Thanks for the reply, that's amazing.

Why does the motherboard take up so much power?

Would using 1.3V memory (instead of 1.5V) lower by a noticable amount?

Vegan
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Motherboards have a lot of devices on them, while each is low power, the sheer number of things adds up.

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