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  • relativity - maybe it doesn't make sense to compare things on this forum, but it's not as bad since most of us are testing under 100W. What I saw indicated it's pretty poor the higher you go, but the lower your power the less difference 10% can make. 50 or 55, I don't really care. 50 or 100 and I can make a decent comparison. I can compare my AVR, TV, PC, etc with the same meter and they should be in the appropriate order even if they are phase shifted by inaccuracy

+1 on this. I use my Kill-a-Watt more to see if something weird is going on. If I build 5 systems that use 20W and the sixth (same components) is pulling 40W I known something is up somewhere. It's the same way I use reported temps and WEI -- more as a comparison tool to tell me if something's up not for the absolute values.
post #182 of 186
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Oh.. That is why I don't sleep it.. X10/YAC

Glad I replaced my e6600. Also replaced my Opteron server with an Intel. Hopefully that will bring the power bill down some.

Just set up Plex and quit converting your movies to iPad friendly size/resolutions, I think you can use Fing, RemoteBoot, or Wake in iOS for remote WoL (WoW)
post #183 of 186
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Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

Oh.. That is why I don't sleep it.. X10/YAC

Glad I replaced my e6600. Also replaced my Opteron server with an Intel. Hopefully that will bring the power bill down some.

Just set up Plex and quit converting your movies to iPad friendly size/resolutions, I think you can use Fing, RemoteBoot, or Wake in iOS for remote WoL (WoW)

Are there android apps to issue WOL magic packets to your HTPC or PC from a phone/tablet either WiFi or 3g/4g?
post #184 of 186
There are a lot more for Android than iOS. Fing was initially an Android app

Pure WOL should have more options available than WOW, but I have used Fing for WOW
post #185 of 186
Umm.... X10 and YAC have nothing to do with Android or iPad. It's a home automaton system. When a motion sensor is tripped it triggers events on my computer like a text message on the screen that its been tripped. And that is through YAC and Tapirex and it serves computers around the house to notify.
post #186 of 186
I am going to borrow a kill a watt this weekend and measure my Norco server and also my HTPC.
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