In data lunedì 8 marzo 2010 14:16:38, Sebastian Kügler ha scritto:
: > On Monday 08 March 2010 13:50:19 Valerio Pilo wrote:
> > > It's a misunderstanding that you reduce energy consumption by setting
> > > your processor's governor to 'powersave', really.
> > >
> > > Do you have numbers that you're battery lasts longer than before?
> > Yes, it lasts longer. Not an amazing amount of time more, but still quite
> > a bit longer than when I put it into 'ondemand' and do usual work (web
> > development and/or compiling stuff). This is keeping in mind screen
> > brightness etc.
> > I think it happens because when in 'powersave' mode, it can never run at
> > full speed...
> What numbers are we talking about? Is the machine completely idle when
> measuring? If not, what are the workloads, are they comparable?
uhm I can't *prove* it at the moment, since I'm at work, it's empirical
observation. The machine is not idle, I just unplug, set the 'extreme
powersave' profile (or leave the default powersave profile when I forget to
change it), raise the brightness up 3 notches (of ~12), then keep using kate
and firefox (typical web development) until the battery almost dries out.
I simply noticed i could get some more battery life with "extreme powersave",
rather than simply "powersave", at the same screen brightness. Quantifying
exactly that difference is out of my possibilities at the moment, sorry.
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