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thibsie

Power wattage

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Hi,

 

First, I'd like to thank everybody here. I've been lurking for quite a time, gathering info and I'm really pleased with xpenology.

Thank you !!

 

Second, I'd like to lower my wattage which is around 70W doing nothing.

System is as follow:

 

Asus P5QPro

Antec 380W (80+) PSU

Core2 Duoi e7500 downclocked and undervolted

4 RAM Sicks for 6GB

3 HD (one 1K rpm, one 7.2K and one 5.4K)

GF 7300LE GPU

An Intel NIC PCIE

 

I use Esxi.

 

Would a bare metal install lower my wattage ?

I'd still like to Esxi (though the SMART issue bothers me) so I can use spare power for running other VMs..

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The first thing you can try, use a high efficiency PSU, such as 80Plus Gold PSU

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The first thing you can try, use a high efficiency PSU, such as 80Plus Gold PSU

 

Thanks but unfortunately, it is already the case (although I incorrectly wrote it 80+).

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No need for a video card.....remove it

 

change ram.... less sticks = less power usage

 

change HDD's to slower spinners

 

Change fans, to lower power ones.

 

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