Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:18 UTC
Editorial Your computer is an important energy consumer in your home. Can you save energy when using it? This article offers a few tips.
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1,778 kWh for 2 months?
by spinnekopje on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 13:25 UTC
spinnekopje
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2008-11-29

I guess 650 kWh for 2 months would be more accurate for me.. and that includes heating and cooking.

When someone has to get new electrical wiring in the house I can give you one advise: make sure you can switch off most power groups/outlets from the main board. In my case it will be less than 10 years before I saved the initial cost, even when I only take the kitchen into account.

I do plan to build a new desktop, but that one has to be power efficient and should last at least 6-7 years. It's main purpose will be for more demanding programs like editing photos, running virtual machines, .. When I want to surf, chat, mail I will still use a cheap laptop.

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