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  1. Thanks. Probably not worth it in this case. I can only go so far. Do you know when I'll be able to use v2.14 of powertop that supports my CPU?
  2. How much more efficient are we talking? If it's only going to save 2 or 3 watts of power it wouldn't be worth it, especially as the fractal was 40% cheaper. I do have a monitor connected at the moment as I've been fiddling in the BIOS. If I disconnect this I suspect it will go back to 100%.
  3. Thanks for your help with this, much appreciated. I have a Fractal Design Ion Gold 550W Modular 80+ Gold. It's much more powerful than I wanted, and I know this will cause issues with efficiency, but I wanted to leave some room to grow incase I decide to use VMs in future (with a dGPU for example). Also has lots of sata connectors for future drives. I'm currently only using the USB 2.0 ports on the back on my tower. Is it worth disabling the other USB controller? Is that even possible? I already have the Intel driver, I believe, and can see the iGPU is in RC6 in powertop over 99.5% of the time.
  4. Ok thanks. Do you know when that will be available? I've done some testing this evening and found my server only pulls 21 watts with both drives spun down and 35 with them both up. That's pretty good. Not sure I'm going to get any better than that... I was tempted to disable the iGPU, but I don't know if I'll be able to save much more. Plus then I wouldn't be able to access the BIOS unless I reset CMOS, which is a massive pain.
  5. I have enabled everything I can see in the BIOS. I have similar options to a post above, and have all the same settings. See image below. Yes, I followed your guide and executed powertop --auto-tune.- I haven't run any other commands. See some other screenshots from powertop attached. Please let me know what other info you need Will I see much more of a power saving going higher than C3? Thanks!
  6. Hi, Thanks for this thread. I followed it and managed to get my CPU to start using C2 and C3 states, but I can't get it to go any higher than that. Would you be able to help? Spec: Intel Pentium G6405 8GB 2666 RAM x 1 2 x 8TB WD Red 1 x SATA SSD MSI B560-A PRO on latest BIOS No dGPU No PCI-e cards I only have 1 docker container for SABNZBD. No VMs.