- on Computer/Software/Internet
- Published in issue 3/2006 on page 0
A Power-Wise Server
ADSL, wideband and fast cable Internet connections spreading very fast across countries in the world, many of you may start to think about using an old PC as a server. Unfortunately many forget the server’s additional power consumption adding considerably to the electricity bill. The average consumption of a Pentium 133 PC without a CRT monitor is between 50 and 100 watts. A Pentium P2-266 consumes even 25% more! A typical CRT monitor will consume 80 watts on average. Money-wise that’s about 60 pounds per year if the equipment is left on all the time.