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At its lowest the CPU can downclock to < 10W when its idle.
A disk uses 10W, motherboards are about 100W or so.
wow! Thanks for the reply, that's amazing.
Why does the motherboard take up so much power?
Would using 1.3V memory (instead of 1.5V) lower by a noticable amount?
Motherboards have a lot of devices on them, while each is low power, the sheer number of things adds up.