I’m a big fan of Michael Bloch (he runs the handy Green Living Tips blog) and the tips and tools that he shows us to help you save electricity/CO2. My favourites tips are those that are quick and easy to implement – little or no effor from me means I’ll do it. The first such tool to catch my eye (and one that I have downloaded) is from the team at Granola who claim to offer just that with PC energy savings of 10-15% without much (or very little) reduction in PC speed and performance.
Michael says “A free software application that claims to take computer energy saving a step further is Granola. The makers of Granola says their software can reduce the energy consumption of PC up to 35% (NOTE: i could not see a figure of 35% in my research so am sticking with the 10-18% as described in the Granola Benchmarking report here); with no noticeable performance loss. How does it do it? Granola dynamically and automatically adjusts the power consumed by your computer based on CPU (processor) demand. If you’re not doing anything really intensive, such as playing a game or running video, it basically just winds back the amount of electricity required by your PC”.
Michael found these results from his first fews hours of using the tool:
There a several ‘paid’ services out there too but this free energy saving PC tool seems to be well worth a try.
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