Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Dec 2005 23:07 UTC, submitted by Valour
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Over the past several years of computer hardware engineering, raw speed has been the primary goal of hardware manufacturers. This has traditionally come at the expense of power consumption, which has skyrocketed since the first days of the x86-compatible home PC. Just how much electricity does a computer and its related devices use? Are there disadvantages to turning everything off when you're done? This article will give you an insight into computer power usage."
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'Thermal stresses'
by Anonymous on Fri 30th Dec 2005 01:11 UTC
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You could turn it on only when you need it, but that puts a lot of thermal stress on a machine.

Yeah, and freezing CD's makes them sound better.

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