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Old 05-30-2009, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I was just wondering what you would guesstimate my computers power draw is? I'm not talking about how much watts I need for a psu but how much watts I'm actually using. So what do you think my comp draws at idle, %50 load, 100% load?
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A complete guess - 350 at the wall.
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yeah i would say about 330+ watts at load
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I would say 350W from your PSU at load. So it depends how efficient your PSU is - if its 80% then thats around 430W from the wall.
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I hooked a meter up to my desk yesterday. My system, LCD, and printer all draw about 250 watts idle.
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since he has a 4870, 8gb of ram it would seem 400 from the wall or so is about right.
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