Dell E6410 power limiting?

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by matt167, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. matt167

    matt167 Gawd

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    I was playing with my plex server earlier and noted through HWmonitor that my plex setup only uses about 2%-6% processor power to play a movie. All of my movies/ tv shows are H.264 MP4's in 480-720P, so I know a potato can run the server. They don't need trans coded to play on any device I use..

    I noticed that watts used was switching from 4 watts to 28 watts every second. I limited the processor power to 15% in power options and now it goes from 2.8 watts to 6 watts. But it still bumps 25w sometimes

    This is just an old E6410 with the battery removed. It has an I5 560M, I think 2gb of ram and the plex library is on a 1tb external drive.

    Is there any way I can really shut down processor power? Ik I can turn off HT but not sure if it will do anything. Or does it really matter?
     
  2. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    Why are you doing this? It's only going to use as much power as it needs to do the task.
     
  3. matt167

    matt167 Gawd

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    it was switching to 28w every second while at idle/ just waiting. It uses 4-6% cpu while loading one stream, and we only use one possibly 2 streams out of the server. Just trying to minimize what it uses.