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Old 8th February, 2007, 04:07 PM
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Energy Star ratings updated after a decade

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Thursday, 08 February 2007
New Energy Star ratings for PCs on the way
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Published: February 8, 2007, 4:00 AM PST


Standards for energy-efficient PCs are about to take a step forward for the first time in more than a decade.....
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It's about time.

I understand that one of the requirements will be for PSUs to maintain at least 80% efficiency across their entire operating range.

Most people don't know this, but lightly loaded PSUs tend to operate less efficiently than heavily loaded ones. Some PSUs with efficiency ratings in the low 90s at full load can drop to as low as 50% when under a light load.
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