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Offline Geezer

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How much energy does a computer consume in sleep mode?
« Reply #25 on: 18/08/2010 22:25:25 »
My commodore pet (strictly a CBM) has a linear PSU based on a big heavy transformer. Since it has no "sleep" mode it uses pretty much the same power no matter what you are doing.

You might be able to reduce its power consumption a bit by slowing down the clock and removing power from the monitor. The early versions used static RAM, so it might actually be possible. Mind you, as it takes little time to boot up, you might as well just turn it off!

If operating systems were not so horribly bloated, there might be less need for standby/hibernate/sleep schemes. (I'll probably get some heat for that comment.)
 

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How much energy does a computer consume in sleep mode?
« Reply #26 on: 19/08/2010 07:14:08 »
Underclocking a 1MHz computer; I bet not many people do that.
(and you are right about the bloatware)
 

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