Reliance energy will soon be increasing your bill amount by an atrocious 40% for the next 6 months. And in other news most P2P networks to go down in a couple of months. Talk of mixed emotions; Downloading all night will surely give you a shock at the end of the month when you get the power bill, but if you don't, it will be one golden source of Warez lost for ever. This tutorial will tell you how to lower your PC power consumption. STEP #1: Sacrifice. You can have it all. To save power you must sacrifice on performance. To download stuff and surf the Internet you only need the following components to be attached to your mobo: >the processor >basic amount of RAM >network cards >Hard disk drive. That's all. [keyboard n monitor granted of course] Step#2 Removal. Remove all the components not listed above. Out Goes your: >Graphic card [remove this first] much of the power consumed by your PC is used up by this. On board will have to do. >Giga bytes of RAM More ram=more power to run. 256 will do for a few days. >second hard drive You require power to spin about at an excess of 10000 Rpm. A lot of it at that. So remove it if you don't need it >extra coolers now that your PC is slower you wont be needing these. >TV tuner, blue tooth and other misc cards. if its attached its using power. Step 3 # Slugisville Yes. your PC will run slow, real slow still the power [ie money saved should compensate] I mean 40% increase for 6 months is not a joke. Hopefully you are familiar with the hardware in your box enough to do changes dynamically. ie add components whenever you need them. Lastly If you were contemplating buying a >LCD >Intel Core 2 duo Now is the time to do it. These definately save power. Hope this helps keep your power bills down.