Reducing server power consumption? Underclocking? Ideas?
What are the best ways to reduce server power consumption?
I have a Dell Poweredge 860 (2.4ghz QC, 5GB RAM, 2 HDs) and it uses 0.46AMPs when running normally. The problem is at boot up it spikes for a few seconds here and there to about 0.6 and this is a real problem as I only have a 0.5AMP allowance.
Should I underclock it? Remove the CD Drive? Just wondering if anyone has any advice?
You should be fine the way it is, any decent datacentre knows that when machines first power up everything runs full blast until the BIOS fully kicks in... does your datacentre have a problem with that?
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