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07-06-2009, 08:37 PM
One thing I did this past weekend was convert my Dell Mini-9 into a "Hackintosh", that is, it is running Mac OSX now:
How to Install Mac OS X: DellEFI Method
Everything was looking promising (it runs OSX great by the way! It's very fast, faster than the Windows XP that came with it).
Then unfortunately, yesterday I left the screensaver run while I was watching TV. I turned around after a while when I noticed the screen went pure white.
This means that whenever the power-saving mode kicks in for the LCD, my LCD goes bright white instead of "off". It is not operating system dependent or driver related. It's hardware.
07-07-2009, 01:29 AM
While I'm sure the power is minimal from white to R, G, or B, I have to figure that your statement is not entirely true. RGB color model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If you have to turn on three LEDs (R/G/B) to make white, vs. a combination or one LED, or NO LEDs (black), there is some amount of power draw especially multiplied across 1024x768 (or whatever the resolution is).
I realize that turning OFF the LCD is what DOES the energy saving in a more noticeable way.
Given that I leave my Mini9 plugged in mostly, power saving isn't my main concern. It is:
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07-07-2009, 03:56 AM
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