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Old September 26, 2008, 10:10 PM
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It's easy to forget how efficient Core 2 chips are, since most of us are dumping extra voltage into them, overclocking them, and turning off the power-saving options. But underclocked (and even undervolted), they're actually extremely efficient, especially the 45nm chips. And the economy chips with reduced cache are pretty dirt cheap.

You might consider getting a dirt-cheap, economy dual-core chip and underclocking it. Yeah, P3's are low power, but even for a file server, they're pretty low powered. Whereas a cheap, 45nm chip running at 6x200 will have a far better processing power/heat ratio, especially if you leave on all the power-saving options.

Just a thought.
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