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Old 03-20-2006, 03:07 AM   #1
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Is there any way to see how much electricity a pc is using while its on?!?!
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Dunno, but I can tell you how to change the power scheme if you want..
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You mean your whole setup or just the PC itself? I guess it's by what PSU you have? Haha, I really have no idea.
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Shocking.. Alvino doesnt know something.
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Shocking.. Alvino doesnt know something.
lol

But yeah, it won't use more than the psu provides it with.
So that is the max it can use, but if u want a more detailed one u could try and find out the amount of electricity every single part uses and then just add them together.
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:43 AM   #6
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You mean your whole setup or just the PC itself? I guess it's by what PSU you have? Haha, I really have no idea.
just the pc, i got a 420w psu, but i dont think i ever use the max cause i dont do much on the pc besides work, internet, msn thats pretty much it.. the reason im asking is cause we got a HUGE electricity bill and my dad is blaming my computer for it LOL he calls it an electricity sucking machine... but its not!
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:53 AM   #7
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Well if this helps at all..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_supply_unit

Or this I hope helps you..
http://www.efficientpowersupplies.or...r_ps_paper.pdf
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just the pc, i got a 420w psu, but i dont think i ever use the max cause i dont do much on the pc besides work, internet, msn thats pretty much it.. the reason im asking is cause we got a HUGE electricity bill and my dad is blaming my computer for it LOL he calls it an electricity sucking machine... but its not!
a computer is not going to cause a huge electricity bill unless it keeps doing something 24/7.
Like say u use an average of 350W of that 420W psu. A normal light bulb is 40W or 60W. Lets say u have the 60W ones, that means that the computer uses as much power as 6 light bulbs.

So it's not that much, sure it has an effect on the electricity bill but it shouldn't have a big effect on size of the bill.
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