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Message 1339308 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 4:06:43 UTC

I have tried to set my preferences to a relatively low level to avoid any interference with my usual PC usage. I will, however, leave my PC running all day as i tend to come and go. during the downtime i run BIONC and other idle processes to ensure the energy i use isnt being completely wasted.

my current setting are:

swith between processes 60min
use 100% or processors
use at most 10%
while processor usage is less than 50%

I am wondering what the upper bounds would be. if i change the above settings to something like the stats below, would i see a major spike in my energy bills?

swith between processes 60min
use 100% or processors
use at most 75%
while processor usage is less than 50%


any other tips would also be welcome.

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Message 1339320 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 5:05:34 UTC - in response to Message 1339308.  

I have tried to set my preferences to a relatively low level to avoid any interference with my usual PC usage. I will, however, leave my PC running all day as i tend to come and go. during the downtime i run BIONC and other idle processes to ensure the energy i use isnt being completely wasted.

my current setting are:

swith between processes 60min
use 100% or processors
use at most 10%
while processor usage is less than 50%

I am wondering what the upper bounds would be. if i change the above settings to something like the stats below, would i see a major spike in my energy bills?

swith between processes 60min
use 100% or processors
use at most 75%
while processor usage is less than 50%


any other tips would also be welcome.

You will see some increase in energy bills. It sort of depends on how much cooling the house requires where you are.


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