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Old 06-17-2005, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I would like to know how much electricity does a PC consume on aveage, like in Watts? Keep in mind that my PC is a custom made one.

Also, would it be decreased greatly if I turned off my screen and sound system?


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Old 06-17-2005, 01:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I read this: "A typical 14 inch monitor would consume about 80 watts."
and I was surprized to find out that other forums had no clue either...

although I read a reply suggesting that you turn off everything in your house exept your computer, then check the bill, but I think I would do it the otherway around...(ie: computer on, everything else off...)

good luck finding that info... you could look for a program that reads powersuply input... I couldn't find one
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Old 06-17-2005, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for your reply.

However does a CPU consume alot of energy,say, compared to an air-con? Or maybe a charging handphone?

Anyone else with ideas?
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why does it matter how much the CPU uses? if you wanna work out how much the pc uses it will be what the is stated on the psu ( or Power Supply Unit). the monitor drains its own power unless connected to the psu like on some computers. a PC will most likely use less than air-con but more than a phone charger
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p.s. if the sound is not from an internal speaker it will not effect the energy used by the computer. lol i was gonna go into a spiel about physics and had a hell long post typed up but deleted it to spare you guys
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Well my setup used about 200 watts last time I chcked

AMD 3400+
6600GT
2x 7.2K hard drives ect

If i dont tell you what it does at load and idle, shoot me a PM
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