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Hey guys! so im planning on retiring my sig rigs x58 when ivy bridge comes out and move to ivy platform and moving my x58 to home server duty. Currently in my server im using a 2500k, so i had 2 questions:

-If i disable 2-3 cores on my 920 (and stock speeds), could i bring the power consumption down to the level of a 1.6ghz 2500k or would disabling cores not really change power consumption?

-What other ways could i bring power consumption down on a i7 920?

Thanks!
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sell it and get something else with the money, that will bring your power consumption down...


seriously though, the power management stuff on x58 boards is designed to deliver that amount of power, yes it will use less with cores disabled, but it will not be as efficient as another platform. and you would have a high end system doing what a budget build could handle.
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