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    Default The (un)official kill-a-watt thread!!

    That's right, a thread just for kill-a-watts..

    specs:
    opteron 146 @ 300x10 (1.4v)
    asus a8n-sli se
    bfg 6600gt @ 700/1650 (modded)
    3 7200rpm hdd's
    2 sticks of ram

    Kill-a-watt says: 103w draw from the wall. Assuming efficiency of 75% (about right for a powerstream 420), My pc is drawing 77.25w

    My monitors (viewsonic E70F and VA702b) draw 112w.

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    Full load draw: 131w. Minus efficiency losses, 98w.

    Wow, this is amazing. I always thought it would be closer to 250w..

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    Stick a X1950XTX on their and feel the burn
    Ooops, I don't have a Kill-a-Watt
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    Configuration:

    CPU: AM2 X2 3800+
    MB: ABIT KN9
    GPU: BFG 7900GS OC
    MEM: Corsair VS1GBKIT667D2
    HDD: WD 2500KS
    DVD-RW: LG H10N
    PSU: Seasonic M-12 500
    CASE: SLK3000B with TriCool on low

    Frequency and voltages:

    Idle/medium load CPU 800 MHz Vcore 0.900V, GPU 250/660
    Full-load CPU 2GHz Vcore 1.125V, GPU 540/660

    Power off-----------------------6W
    Boot-------------------------124W peak
    Idle---------------------------67W
    Watching a movie--------------71W
    SPi----------------------------93W peak
    S&M CPU Test----------------108W peak
    ATITool 3D View--------------118W peak
    S&M + rthdribl----------------128W
    S&M Power Supply test-------135W peak
    PFC between 0.93 si 0.98
    TFT Iiyama ProLite E1900S-B---40W
    APC Smart-UPS 420------------25W

    So in full-load at 80% efficiency for M-12 500 my computer needs only 108W.
    What the heck I'm doing with an M-12 500?

    Wow, this is amazing. I always thought it would be closer to 250w.
    Yep, so that I recommend this thread for peoples scaried about power consumption.
    Last edited by burebista; 01-28-2007 at 04:02 AM.

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    System:
    X2 3800+ @ 2.4Ghz
    2 x Corsair PC4400 Pro 1Gig
    1 7.2K RPM 160gig WD1600JD
    1 7.2K RPM Seagate 7200.9 500Gig SATA II HDD
    1 Samsung 16X DVD ROM
    1 Samsung 16X DVDRW
    Ultra ChillTec CPU cooler
    ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe mobo
    Ultra 600W X-Pro prototype
    2 x EVGA 7950GT KO Superclock in SLI
    Silverstone TJ09 case with 5 X 120mm low RPM fans.

    Windows startup: 290W, Idle: 270W, 3DMark '06: 380W.

    Note that all values are peak wattages. so with the 83% efficiency that this PSU has at those wattage ranges my PC draws 240W at start up, 224W at idle and 315W under synthetic gaming load. I guess a 600W is right in line with the load I'm putting on this PSU. I definitely wouldn't want to run a 300W on this as it sets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmat View Post
    I definitely wouldn't want to run a 300W on this as it sets.

    I wasn't speaking about SLI configurations.

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    I understand that but even at startup and idle it's pushing enough load that a 300W would be humming away and making a considerable racket and I don't think the second card is consuming a lot of wattage in 2D apps. I'm thinking that the ChillTEC and the 3800+ @1.5Vcore are the main wattage whores at idle and startup.

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    Hmm. Assuming that a pc draws 80% of it's power from the +12v, at full load, my pc is drawing.. 7.84a.

    I have 22.16a for sale. Anyone wanna buy?

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    I'm going to do this later today.

    I'm curious and it just took someone else to start a thread here.

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    I'm confused. what are yall doing?
    YOU KEPT ME CLOSER TO GOD.

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