This maybe a dumb question, but i'd like to know if the OS has any effect on the power consumption of a PC. I want to go from windows 7 to XP, but my PSU is on its limit with my current hardware, and I'm worried that it may damage my system. So any answer is welcome. Also, my hardware is this:
Athlon x2 245
4GB ddr3 ram
will XP give any trouble running on that hardware? Thanks for your answers.
If W7 is working fine, XP should also work fine. The OS won't affect your power except:
-- If you disable a power-consuming hardware device through the OS, and
-- Energy savings through the OS power management feature, e.g., turning off the modem/lan, HDDs, etc. after xx number of minutes..