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Anyone have the stats on how much power the normal computer uses?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Kilowatt, Jan 4, 2004.

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  1. Kilowatt

    Kilowatt Guest

    Just a rough guess?
  2. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Did you ever think to check the name plate?!?
  3. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Top posting Usenet retard.

    The name plate, as in the one on the power supply, ONLY states what
    the power supply is capable of putting out. It in no way states what
    the computer actually consumes.

    Bone up on usenet posting protocols, dude.
  4. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Mini tower: 90W

    Mini slimline: 75W

    Full tower, decked out with
    multiple drives and CD burner(s): 160W

    On a bad day.
  5. I used to measure the power consumption for calculating air conditioning
    capacity, before systems got to a GHz. All the way from 286 systems through
    to ~700MHz PIII systems, the system unit always consumed around 60W, and
    a CRT-based monitor between 50-100W over the range 14" to 21" (but also
    depends on scan rate).

    I haven't measured any more recent systems, but it might still be a
    reasonable figure although it probably varies more with workload than
    it would have in the past. As CPU's have got considerably more power
    hungry, power management has also advanced. So the answer may depend
    more on your workload and the operating system's ability of utilising
    the power management features of your system more than it would have in
    the past.
  6. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    PC systems are still the same, 65W to 150W, depending on the system.
    CRT type Monitors use around 150 Watts these days, so I'm sure they
    used that much back then, if not more.
  7. Brian

    Brian Guest

    BONE THIS MFer!!!!!!!

  8. Col

    Col Guest

    top posting does it really matter for gods sake?

    Am I the only old annorak whos been using usenet for 13+ yrs in one form or
    another that isnt offended by the dreaded top posting, it saves my scroll
    wheel a lot of work. ;-)

  9. On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 22:18:59 -0800, DarkMatter

    I've been using Usenet since 1992, and only recently have people
    started complaining about top posting. In fact, at one time, you'd
    get flamed for bottom posting. It makes no fing difference where you
    post, and I actually find it better to top post since you don't have
    to weed your way through all the background to get at the meat.
  10. You're completely correct. These newbie weenies think they're net
  11. sQuick

    sQuick Guest

    and what relevance will this post bear to the thread subject once
    the main post has expired ???

    sQuick..(bottom posted)
  12. bushbadee

    bushbadee Guest

    Tube monitors use about 150 watts.
    Flat panel monitors of about 17 inches use about 40 watts.
    If you live in a high electric cost area, as I do, a flat panel will pay
    for itself very quickly.

    It is hard to say how much power a computer uses.
    It depends on many things.
    How many hard drives are running. I have two huge ones.
    Accessories, I have at least a dozen on my computer.
    And the CPU.
    The newer cpu's use as much as 65 watts alone, some even more.
    Remember they have 40 to 60 million transistors in them.
    The same goes for some video cards.
    They can also generate a lot of heat and often have their own fans.

    Aanother source of large losses is the diodes used to rectify the high
    current, low voltages that some of these cpu's use.
    Todays computers really need 250 to 200 watt power supplies.
    The 100 watt supplies on most Emachines just will not do it.
  13. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Leave to a lame twit to continue being a lame twit.

    You are one retarded mother fucker, boy.
  14. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    No, but you are apparently one of the most retarded old twits in
    Usenet to claim to have been in it for 13+ years, and not to know a
    goddamned thing about it, AND to spew the standard, retarded, lazy
    twit response.
  15. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Since when does the opinion of an AOL retard matter?

    You are so goddamned stupid that you subscribe to a company that has
    already been beaten down in the courts for ripping off its customers.

    For you to use them anyway is one hell of a tell about you.

    To think that you know a goddamned thing about Usenet is ludicrous,
    if you can't even follow the most basic of protocols.

    All of you lame bastards are interlopers into a forum which you
    think is a chat board. You're a bunch of fucking retards, at best.
  16. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    A top of the line vid card MIGHT add a whole ten watts to the
    number.... MAYBE. On a bad day.
  17. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    You're a goddamned idiot. Retards like YOU have been railed in
    Usenet since its inception. Get a clue, boy.
    Now... I KNOW you're a goddamned idiot.

    BTW, retard boy... what you were on in '92 was a BBS.
    Said the YALFUR

    Yet Another Lazy Fucking Usenet Poster

    You know about as much about Usenet, as you do the mindset of those
    that post in it... NIL.
  18. bushbadee

    bushbadee Guest

    I like my new outlook express.
    It tells me who the post comes from and I do not have to bother opening dark
    matters posts.
  19. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    If you top post, and then state that you never heard of it before,
    then YOU are the newbie, you retard.

    Your nym proves that you are retarded.
  20. DarkMatter

    DarkMatter Guest

    Wow... he got one right.
    Not likely.
    No shit, Sherlock.
    They ALL have them.
    I don't know of a single computer on the market now, or ever that
    was fitted with a 100 Watt supply. In fact, I don't even think that
    there are such animals in the ATX class.

    You keep guessing as you go, and well keep the numbers straight for
    your retarded ass.

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