Matthew Rosewarne on 27 May 2008 17:28:27 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Power Reduction on Pentium III eMail Server

On Tuesday 27 May 2008, Casey Bralla wrote:
> My eMail server is an old dual Pentium III machine that I'd like to try to
> reduce power consumption on.    I tried to setup up CPU Clock frequency
> scaling, but it doesn't look like the old Katmai processors supported that
> feature.

You can always try the "old-fashioned" approach: Reducing the FSB speed in the 

> Anybody have any suggestions on how to reduce energy use?

One thing you could do would be to have the HDDs spin-down, possibly saving 
energy by not keeping the platters constantly spinning.  There are downsides 
to this, though, as it can have a performance impact and will reduce the 
lifespan of the spindle motors.

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