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    MSI going green at CeBIT with ECOlution

    Green is very much the 'in' thing right now and MSI today announced the "world’s first powerless air cooler on a motherboard".
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    Re: MSI going green at CeBIT with ECOlution

    I wonder how it actually performs? I can imagine it moving pretty slowly.

    Also, it seems a lot of effort to save the ~3 watts (?) from a cpu fan, nice as an engineering exercise though I guess

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    Re: MSI going green at CeBIT with ECOlution

    Probably more effective to make the chips use 3W less power.
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    Re: MSI going green at CeBIT with ECOlution

    looks very gimmicky to me.

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    Re: MSI going green at CeBIT with ECOlution

    Gimmicky, and more to go wrong than with a 'normal' HSF setup (though if it's for the NB it'll prob be ok, rather than for you cpu.)

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    Re: MSI going green at CeBIT with ECOlution

    I think the concept of cooling a processor by its own heat is pretty "cool". But will it work as good with the motherboard in upright position?

    It pisses me off though that an idle computer still uses at least 60 watts, and some even over 100 watts. If I leave my desktop machine unattended, there's no reason for it to use that much power doing pretty much nothing. Improving that sort of bad engineering is what the market should focus on, switching off cores and even large parts of the rest of the processor, motherboard, graphic card, etc.

    If cars would be made to those efficiency specs, nobody could afford driving them. Granted, that's not quite the same thing, but still... wasting energy in such a way is just plain bad engineering. Efficiency never was calculated in when the computer market started developing, I guess...

    So it's good to see some focus on this issue.

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