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 Post subject: Power usage?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2002 2:03 pm 
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Not directly related, but I'm wondering how much power a pc (including speakers and monitor and everything else you can think of) uses. And if you have any I'd be welcome to hear any suggestion to lower the usage.

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 Post subject: Check out this article @ Dan's Data
PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2002 8:47 pm 
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Hello Gandalf:

This article at Dan's Data is a pretty thorough look at this subject:

http://www.dansdata.com/power2.htm

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The Recommended PSUpage has some notes about PSU requirements. Generally, in most complete systems, it is the monitor that usually consumes the most power.


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Hi Gandalf...

The article at dansdata.com is very accurate about power use. (BTW...I'm the one who did the measurements he refers to regarding motherboards.)

While doing some testing for a review that I'm writing I made some measurements that might be helpful in answering your questions.

In a P4 system with 2 HD's, CDRW, 256M of RAM and a 15" LCD monitor I was only able to consume ~92 watts from the power supply while running Prime95, a disk defrag and a CD to HD copy simultaneously. The AC power consumed by the PS was measured at 1.4amps at 115 volts (=161watts). The LCD monitor consumed ~35watts.


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Thanks a lot :).


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