Computer Power Usage

By bliondi007
Dec 15, 2003
  1. Has anyone wondered how much your computer uses?

    I want to know how much power is needed to power this machine per hour(In Watts):

    -Pentium 4 2.66GHz System Bus 533MHz, 512-KB L2-Cache, PGA-478 pins
    -Gigabyte GA-8PE800 P4 Intel i845PE ChipSet ATX-MainBoard with 478pin PGA Processor Socket and 3 DDR-RAM slots Built in 6 channel Audio and USB 2.0
    -Kingston 256MB PC333 (PC2700) DDR RAM module
    -nVidia GeForce4 MX440SE Advance 3D AGP VGA w/128MB-DDR, with TV Out
    -Seagate ST340014A Baracuda 7200.7 40GB 7200rpm IDE Harddisk Drive
    -TDK Cyclone 48X24X48 Internal IDE Re-Writable Drive Kit
    -1.44MB 3.5' Floppy Disk Drive
    -Samsung SyncMaster 753DFX 17" Colour Monitor
    -A4 Tech KBS-1527RP RF Wireless Multimedia KeyBoard+Optical 3D Mouse with PS/2 Connections

  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

  3. bliondi007

    bliondi007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hmm.. I don't understand 550MHz use 30W and 733MHz use 23.5W and 600MHz use 45W. Maybe you like to explain?
  4. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    different CPUs consume different amounts of power. According to what core it uses and the amount of voltage required, as well as the size of the die.

    *thats the short explanation
  5. bliondi007

    bliondi007 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So in your expertise, how much power does my whole computer uses?
  6. whatharddrive?

    whatharddrive? TS Rookie

    Voltage can be thought of as electrical pressure, such as the pressure that exists in a water pipe. The higher the voltage, the higher the current flow will be through a given resistance. Hope that helps.
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