[ltp] Power consumption on a T60p

Peter Lemken linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:24:14 +0100


can T60p users with a CoreDuo (not Core2), 1600x1200 display and a FireGL 
V5200 please post their results of powertop?

I simply can't get below 23 Watts of power consumption with all the things 
disabled or on low power mode that I can think of. I disabled PCMCIA, reduced 
kernel logging and spin down HDD, disable bluetooth, have hda-intel and 
iwl3945 in low power mode and the FireGL runs with 

(II) RADEON(0): Dynamic Power Management Enabled

This machine runs Mandriva 2010.0 with and the latest 

One of the culprits (2 Watts or so) is the USB mouse, but even without this 
and USB in suspend I simply can't get below 22,6 Watts.

I'd like to hear your experience, please specifically T60p users only; i know 
that other model consume less power.