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Prescott Series 600 power draw?

Discussion in 'Intel' started by Talkin Horse, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Talkin Horse

    Talkin Horse Guest

    I ask this question out of curiosity rather than special need to know, but
    maybe others are interested. I understand the Series 600 P4s now bring
    "speed step" technology to the desktop, and WinXP SP2 will be aware of this
    and step down the CPU when the load is light or maybe even in response to
    rising temperature. I guess a P4 running at full speed can consume something
    like a hundred watts. So what is the real-world power draw of the CPU when
    there's no load? Will I really find the system using significantly less
    power when it's not busy?
     
    Talkin Horse, Apr 4, 2005
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