Motherboard Power Consumption

By spartan948265
Aug 28, 2008
  1. Hello all,
    I have a M2N-E SLI Edition. How do I measure how much power the motherboard itself uses. As well as:

    RAM (Two 1Gig Kingston 800MHz)
    Hard Drives (1 IDE and 1 SATA)
    CPU (AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+ 3.22GHz)
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Motherboards by themselves consume little power, it is the components you have that will consume the majority of the power. Your CPU alone consumes about 125W typically, which may go upto 150W or so during extremely heavy utilization. Throw in about 50W more for your RAM and HDDs, and you have a maximum figure of about 200W or so.
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