Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › Idle PCs Waste Electricity
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Idle PCs Waste Electricity - Page 10

post #91 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
Yeah but once we cure cancer it won't matter. Duh.
That's true.
Binary Rampage
(16 items)
 
Sager NP8130
(14 items)
 
Surface Pro 3
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2860QM @ 2.5Ghz P150HMx Nvidia GTX 580M  16GB (4x4) Kingston Hyperx DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M500 128GB Samsung ST2000LM003 2TB Windows 10 Professional x64 15.6" Matte NTSC 95% 
PowerCaseMouse
Liteon 120Watt Plastic Logitech G100S 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4650U @ 1.7Ghz Intel HD Graphics 5000 8 GB 256GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouse
Win 10 Professional x64 12"  Logitech M535 
  hide details  
Reply
Binary Rampage
(16 items)
 
Sager NP8130
(14 items)
 
Surface Pro 3
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2860QM @ 2.5Ghz P150HMx Nvidia GTX 580M  16GB (4x4) Kingston Hyperx DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M500 128GB Samsung ST2000LM003 2TB Windows 10 Professional x64 15.6" Matte NTSC 95% 
PowerCaseMouse
Liteon 120Watt Plastic Logitech G100S 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4650U @ 1.7Ghz Intel HD Graphics 5000 8 GB 256GB SSD 
OSMonitorMouse
Win 10 Professional x64 12"  Logitech M535 
  hide details  
Reply
post #92 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by Choggs396 View Post
I I prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus.
So wait...what is the proper nomenclature for "requested fission surplus"....

...ohhh thats right, HIROSHIMA

good times
Nerd_buckets
(13 items)
 
Stankonia
(15 items)
 
RUBIX n00b
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z170 Pro Asus gtx1070 OC Strix gskill Trident Z 3000mhz 2*16 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 evo 1tb Samsung 960 pro 512gb (waiting on for OS drive) WD RED 4tb Corsair h100i v2 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 pro (fast ring) Dell u3417w EVGA Super Nova 850 T2 Define R5 
Mouse
MX Master 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi Asus M5A97 HIS HD6850 4 x 4GB Patriot DIV 2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB WD 2 x 300GB caviar in RAID 0 WD 1.0 TB WD 1.5 TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SAMSUNG Writemaster  WIN 7 x64 PRO / SLAX 13.37 x64 2 x Samsung LED 24" s24b350hl Logitech Access 
PowerCaseMouse
PPC Silencer 750w Custom Logitech g9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 175 ccbbe 0617 @ 1.46v DFI NF4 Expert 8800 gts 640 4*1gig Gskill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD cav 320 RAID 0 Samsung SH 183L Vista Ulti x64/ XP pro x 64 ViewSonic 22" 
PowerCaseMouse
PP&C 750w silence CM STACKER RBX edition Logitech g9 
  hide details  
Reply
Nerd_buckets
(13 items)
 
Stankonia
(15 items)
 
RUBIX n00b
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z170 Pro Asus gtx1070 OC Strix gskill Trident Z 3000mhz 2*16 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 evo 1tb Samsung 960 pro 512gb (waiting on for OS drive) WD RED 4tb Corsair h100i v2 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 pro (fast ring) Dell u3417w EVGA Super Nova 850 T2 Define R5 
Mouse
MX Master 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi Asus M5A97 HIS HD6850 4 x 4GB Patriot DIV 2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB WD 2 x 300GB caviar in RAID 0 WD 1.0 TB WD 1.5 TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SAMSUNG Writemaster  WIN 7 x64 PRO / SLAX 13.37 x64 2 x Samsung LED 24" s24b350hl Logitech Access 
PowerCaseMouse
PPC Silencer 750w Custom Logitech g9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 175 ccbbe 0617 @ 1.46v DFI NF4 Expert 8800 gts 640 4*1gig Gskill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD cav 320 RAID 0 Samsung SH 183L Vista Ulti x64/ XP pro x 64 ViewSonic 22" 
PowerCaseMouse
PP&C 750w silence CM STACKER RBX edition Logitech g9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #93 of 123
I've been trying to advocate this to my office coworkers for years. Since all of the computers are all P4s, we all know how much electricity is being wasted... This one coworker refuses to even put his computer on standby saying that it doesn't matter because we're not paying for the electricity and more importantly, he doesn't have the patience to wait for the computer to boot in the morning.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Integrated HD3200 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Maxtor 40GB Samsung 2220WM 22" Antec Neo HE 550W Ultra Wizard 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Integrated HD3200 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Maxtor 40GB Samsung 2220WM 22" Antec Neo HE 550W Ultra Wizard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #94 of 123
Also unplug any ac/dc adapters like your cell phone charger because they always draw current. You loose a lot of power that way as well. The load is the same as charging your phone even when its not being charged. I used a inline wattage meter to test this. I was bored at work one day
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.6ghz ASUS MAXIMUS SE XFX HD5770 Gskill 2x2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x seagate 500gb in raid 0 + wd geen 1.5terrabyte DVD-RW win 7 + xp samsung 712n w HP w2007 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM type m PC Power + Cooling Silencer 610 CM storm G5 
Mouse Pad
the desk 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 B3 @ 3.6ghz ASUS MAXIMUS SE XFX HD5770 Gskill 2x2gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x seagate 500gb in raid 0 + wd geen 1.5terrabyte DVD-RW win 7 + xp samsung 712n w HP w2007 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM type m PC Power + Cooling Silencer 610 CM storm G5 
Mouse Pad
the desk 
  hide details  
Reply
post #95 of 123
Soooo.... people keep quoting a singular study that even if taken as gospel STILL says CO2 is causing global warming and proves that the sun COULDN'T POSSIBLY BUT HEATING US THIS MUCH.

Nice, really nice.
Raptor Raper
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Something with transistors FOXCONN Boodrage -> eVGA classified e760 GTX 480 / HD6850@1090/1200 3x2 gig G Skill Trident DDR2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x128GB Crucial C300 Sumsung SATA DVD-RW 64 bit Windows 7 Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft curve Tagan ITZ 800W DD Torture Rack Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
Raptor Raper
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Something with transistors FOXCONN Boodrage -> eVGA classified e760 GTX 480 / HD6850@1090/1200 3x2 gig G Skill Trident DDR2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x128GB Crucial C300 Sumsung SATA DVD-RW 64 bit Windows 7 Samsung 245BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft curve Tagan ITZ 800W DD Torture Rack Diamondback 
  hide details  
Reply
post #96 of 123
Idle posts waste brain cells...
Nerd_buckets
(13 items)
 
Stankonia
(15 items)
 
RUBIX n00b
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z170 Pro Asus gtx1070 OC Strix gskill Trident Z 3000mhz 2*16 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 evo 1tb Samsung 960 pro 512gb (waiting on for OS drive) WD RED 4tb Corsair h100i v2 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 pro (fast ring) Dell u3417w EVGA Super Nova 850 T2 Define R5 
Mouse
MX Master 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi Asus M5A97 HIS HD6850 4 x 4GB Patriot DIV 2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB WD 2 x 300GB caviar in RAID 0 WD 1.0 TB WD 1.5 TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SAMSUNG Writemaster  WIN 7 x64 PRO / SLAX 13.37 x64 2 x Samsung LED 24" s24b350hl Logitech Access 
PowerCaseMouse
PPC Silencer 750w Custom Logitech g9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 175 ccbbe 0617 @ 1.46v DFI NF4 Expert 8800 gts 640 4*1gig Gskill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD cav 320 RAID 0 Samsung SH 183L Vista Ulti x64/ XP pro x 64 ViewSonic 22" 
PowerCaseMouse
PP&C 750w silence CM STACKER RBX edition Logitech g9 
  hide details  
Reply
Nerd_buckets
(13 items)
 
Stankonia
(15 items)
 
RUBIX n00b
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 6700k Asus Z170 Pro Asus gtx1070 OC Strix gskill Trident Z 3000mhz 2*16 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 evo 1tb Samsung 960 pro 512gb (waiting on for OS drive) WD RED 4tb Corsair h100i v2 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 pro (fast ring) Dell u3417w EVGA Super Nova 850 T2 Define R5 
Mouse
MX Master 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi Asus M5A97 HIS HD6850 4 x 4GB Patriot DIV 2 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 128GB WD 2 x 300GB caviar in RAID 0 WD 1.0 TB WD 1.5 TB 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
SAMSUNG Writemaster  WIN 7 x64 PRO / SLAX 13.37 x64 2 x Samsung LED 24" s24b350hl Logitech Access 
PowerCaseMouse
PPC Silencer 750w Custom Logitech g9 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 175 ccbbe 0617 @ 1.46v DFI NF4 Expert 8800 gts 640 4*1gig Gskill HZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x WD cav 320 RAID 0 Samsung SH 183L Vista Ulti x64/ XP pro x 64 ViewSonic 22" 
PowerCaseMouse
PP&C 750w silence CM STACKER RBX edition Logitech g9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #97 of 123
Putting aside the whole global warming issue of wasting electricity, don't forget that wasting electricity also wastes the resources that generate the electricity. A majority of the electricity in the US is generated by the burning of coal and fossil fuels, both a non-renewable resource. Even though there is a huge coal reserve in the US, it will still eventually be depleted. When that day comes, the price of electricity will rise and we'll have no one but ourselves to blame since we have gone for so long not thinking about how our actions will affect our future. On a short term outlook, using more electricity puts more wear and tear on the machines that generate the electricity and when it comes time to replace/repair these machines, prices will also go up. So in the end, it can only come back to haunt us.

There's no reason not to be efficient, not only in idling computers, but just in all of the things we do in everyday life. Wasting anything is throwing away our own money and/or someone else's work - not a hard concept to grasp IMO.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Integrated HD3200 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Maxtor 40GB Samsung 2220WM 22" Antec Neo HE 550W Ultra Wizard 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 5000+ BE Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H AM2+ Integrated HD3200 2x2GB OCZ DDR2 
Hard DriveMonitorPowerCase
Maxtor 40GB Samsung 2220WM 22" Antec Neo HE 550W Ultra Wizard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #98 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
So am I getting this right...
Don't try to cure cancer because your efforts promote it!
Some one is looking in to to many mirrors at once here!
Folding also researches the likes of Alzheimers, (which perhaps someone who wrote that that garbage of F@H adds to cancer) Huntingtons, Parkinsons and others!
So what I'm saying is NO WAY IN HATIES am I'm stopping folding or should anyone!

Coprorations waste BILLIONS just leaving all those lights on!!!
250,000 Semi tractors idle for 8-10 hours a day to either keep warm or cool while the drivers sleep instead of getting a room causing polution and help to desstroy the ozone!!!
AM I RANTING, DARN RIGHT!
Corprate BS and they want the little guy to recycle while auto comapnies allow billions of pounds of plastics to go in the trash while we return a pop bottle!

GET A CLUE PEOPLE!
On the other hand, 300 million "little guy" americans = more than any single corporation.
Conservation can actually make a difference. It's not the be-all end all, but it's a healthy step.

What if F@H doesn't ever actually produce that many positive results?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBBE 0610DPMW DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200 ATi Radeon x1800XT OCZ PC800 Dual Channel Platinum 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate Barrac. 80GB in RAID 0 Plextor PX-750 XP Professional Dell 2001FP 20'' 
PowerCaseMouse
Sunbeam NUUO 550W Antec Performance TX1050 Logitech LX700 combo 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 165 CCBBE 0610DPMW DFI Lanparty UT CFX3200 ATi Radeon x1800XT OCZ PC800 Dual Channel Platinum 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate Barrac. 80GB in RAID 0 Plextor PX-750 XP Professional Dell 2001FP 20'' 
PowerCaseMouse
Sunbeam NUUO 550W Antec Performance TX1050 Logitech LX700 combo 
  hide details  
Reply
post #99 of 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
So am I getting this right...
Don't try to cure cancer because your efforts promote it!
Some one is looking in to to many mirrors at once here!
Folding also researches the likes of Alzheimers, (which perhaps someone who wrote that that garbage of F@H adds to cancer) Huntingtons, Parkinsons and others!
So what I'm saying is NO WAY IN HATIES am I'm stopping folding or should anyone!

Coprorations waste BILLIONS just leaving all those lights on!!!
250,000 Semi tractors idle for 8-10 hours a day to either keep warm or cool while the drivers sleep instead of getting a room causing polution and help to desstroy the ozone!!!
AM I RANTING, DARN RIGHT!
Corprate BS and they want the little guy to recycle while auto comapnies allow billions of pounds of plastics to go in the trash while we return a pop bottle!

GET A CLUE PEOPLE!
I couldn't have said it better myself.
PWNzershreck
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930K @ 4.6 GHz ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition MSI GTX 1080 FE Heatkiller Acetal 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung 840 Pro  ASUS DVD-RW SATA Koolance 380i & 2x HW Labs 480GTX Arch Linux x86_64, Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG UC88-B Ultrawide, ASUS VS278Q Ducky Corsair AX1200i Caselabs STH10 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Func 1030 ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
PWNzershreck
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930K @ 4.6 GHz ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition MSI GTX 1080 FE Heatkiller Acetal 16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600C9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
2x Samsung 840 Pro  ASUS DVD-RW SATA Koolance 380i & 2x HW Labs 480GTX Arch Linux x86_64, Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG UC88-B Ultrawide, ASUS VS278Q Ducky Corsair AX1200i Caselabs STH10 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G500 Func 1030 ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #100 of 123
Ditto! Wish we could rep ya, dukie (lol)
Alienware 17 R2
(10 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
i7 4710hq NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Intel HD 4600 Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 on Alienware Graphics Am... 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB DDR3-3200 750GB Crucial MX300 SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit 27" ASUS  
KeyboardMouse
Logitech G710 Logitech G602 
  hide details  
Reply
Alienware 17 R2
(10 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsGraphicsGraphics
i7 4710hq NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M Intel HD 4600 Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 on Alienware Graphics Am... 
RAMHard DriveOSMonitor
16GB DDR3-3200 750GB Crucial MX300 SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit 27" ASUS  
KeyboardMouse
Logitech G710 Logitech G602 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › Idle PCs Waste Electricity