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cpu usage -watts$$
 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 12:59 [#02527830]
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This is about unnecessary high cpu usage which affects

temps (longevity of machine),
$$ mains electric/bank balance....
battery usage when out and about.

I put a watts meter on my mains electric supply outlet
and monitored my old internet PC's cpu usage.

I was using roughly 40 extra watts simply for using an
inefficient browser and 1080p(i dont always watch full
screen on youtube, so is a real waste watching hd when the
screen is in small mode).

any road, i installed chromium and noticed playing the same
video and at the same resolution was 15 watts less. Then
selected 720p and I noticed i saved even more around 40
watts. approximately.

so if you wanna save energy, money.... check your cpu usage
bar....

a test you can do. Play the same video in different browsers
and see which browser is more efficient on your machine by
looking at the cpu usage bar thing. you have to give the
browser about 40 seconds to settle sometimes as it buffers,
and turn off virus scanners for a fair test.

once you have the best browser, drop down the resolution
too, as far as you feel comfortable and see how low you can
get the cpu usage bar.

on an new i5 i7 you might not notice much at all. but this
will help older pc users and laptops so to help the
battery.

also you can get a plugin/extension that blackens the screen
all around the video which saves money on your screen power
usage. that can be just as effective at saving energy.



 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 14:41 [#02527833]
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what browser were you using before chromium?


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 14:42 [#02527834]
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also yes this is important since British gas are increasing
their bills by 11% I reckon the others will follow suite if
they haven't already


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:07 [#02527837]
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I fired fox


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:08 [#02527838]
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get an led bulb for your main room if you havent already.


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:08 [#02527839]
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Philips anti flicker.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 15:14 [#02527842]
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oh yeah will have to get them for every room good
suggestion, are they expensive?


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:20 [#02527847]
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go to a pound shop for rooms you do not use much

old style AC bulbs flickered of course. but these days you
can get non flicker. May as well,for your main room in
particular.

i have a philips in my main room.

buy one bulb to see how bright it is before you buy 5 or 10


cause you will see that they are very bright.

i think mine is 5 or 6 watt? for my whole room, i just have
one bulb in ere hitting a white ceiling.

kitchen i have a led strip light too.



 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 15:29 [#02527850]
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yes ive been looking for ways to reduce electrify usage, I
will mention the LED bulb thing, do they look artificial or
are they quite good now


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:31 [#02527851]
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if you wonder about flicker of ac bulbs and so forth..

LAZY_TITLE


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:31 [#02527852]
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just as good, you can have any warmth y like.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 15:34 [#02527854]
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LAZY_TITLE

have you seen this Freqy?


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:43 [#02527857]
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crazy that we dont do this already, in normal housing.

i wonder do they know the human body cannot generate vitamin
d3 when the sun is shone through glass.

depression is relieved from 'direct' sun exposure.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 15:45 [#02527859]
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I wouldn't want to live in an iceberg home, you might start
getting earthworms or moles coming through the wall


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:46 [#02527860]
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oh it was artifical

i wonder if it produces uv b rays?


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:46 [#02527862]
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i missed the point, ....of the tower block idea.


 

offline freqy on 2017-08-10 15:47 [#02527863]
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people need uvb = vit d3



 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 15:50 [#02527864]
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probably doesn't so its of limited use in that regard, would
be handy during winter months in a room that doesn't get
much sunlight to read I think, its probably really expensive



 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2017-08-10 15:52 [#02527865]
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ive been trying to get sunlight, I got a bit of sun stroke
last month, my eyes were dry for about 2 days was a weird
feeling, my dad was always suntanned because he was really
into his gardening, he looked like a walnut


 


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