tips for running a squeezecenter box on low power

  d0ris 15:33 01 Jan 09
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I have a Dell XPS laptop, which I bust the screen on. It was as cheap to buy a whole new (much less powerful) laptop for the replacement cost.
So now I run squeezecenter on this machine (which is permanently ON). The problem, as it is a reasonably powerful machine, it is a little noisy constantly. Is there anything I can do, maybe downgrade some components, or power settings I can use? (Obviously I cannot power down the HDDs)

Thanks...

  Pesala 19:47 01 Jan 09

I thought a squeezebox was an accordion?

There is not much you can do to reduce noise unless it is mostly coming from the CPU fan, then power-saving mode might reduce it slightly, but only if the CPU is not running at full speed.

Standing the laptop on a piece of carpet underlay or similar is probably more effective than anything else.

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