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Gigabyte GA-EX38-DQ6 Review

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One of the things that is made readily apparent on the EX38-DQ6 packaging is the power saving feature. To test the power saving feature, I will run the computer at idle and at load with the power saving program running. I will then see how many watts the CPU is consuming at that point in time. To use the Dynamic Energy Saver program, the hardware must be running at stock settings, so if you want to overclock, this feature isn't for you. However, if you are paying a bill every month for every single watt you use, the performance hit you take just might be worth it.

At idle, the Dynamic Energy Saver produced the results shown in the pictures bellow. In the next two pictures, the first image shows when the DES is off, and the second image shows when the DES is on.












And at load, the following results were had. Again, the first image shows DES off and the second one shoes DES on.



As the Dynamic Energy Saver shows, it can provide a significant reduction in power usage. Running this whenever your computer is on day after day would start to add up to a reduction in the energy consumed in your household.

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