Energy calculator for computers.

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  1. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    There are online energy calculators available on the internet such as the Extreme power supply calculator. All you have to do is punch in the detailed configuration of your PC or laptop and click the calculate button. The aggregate of power consumed by all the components is displayed.

    Link:- Extreme power supply calculator
     
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  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Tells me my PC uses 621W :) Seems I may need to upgrade my PSU soon. Thats a bit close to its 650W maximum output.
     
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Mine's at 410W

    So I'm good with my 600W PSU. :D
     
  4. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    I use my Uninteruptible Power Supplies to inform me how much power my computers draw. :)
     
  5. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Well mine comes out at about 300W - well below my maximum. These calculators always come out way below what I expect (esp. this time with the 9800GTX!), I wonder if I'm forgetting about something!

    It still annoys me that they refer to current as 'amperage' though :p
     
  6. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Source:
    The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
    Copyright © 2002 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


    E=I/R

    E = Voltage Volts
    I = Amperage (amps)
    R = Resistance (Ohms)

    Amperage is current

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-amperage.htm





    The Ampere is a unit of current. The term amperage is looking for current expressed in amperes.
    Current can also be expressed in coulombs per second, which is what Amperes are.
    Volts are expressed in Joules per coulomb.

    My head hurts now. :(
     
  7. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    That's what happens when you put current through your 'nads.
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Heh heh heh, yeah, and they get to be the size of baseballs, and just as hard. :D
     
  9. omg its nlm

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    Thanks for the link. I was just talking about this today. I guess I am fine. :)
     
  10. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    im taking physics II in school right now which is all that (plus magnetism), u can imagine how much mine hurts :D
     
  11. LordOfLA

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  12. roirraW "edor" ehT

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  13. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    those magnets seem cool, man! thanks for the info


    too bad we only get to play with electromagnets :p hehe
     
  14. AlexK

    AlexK Ooops i did it again!

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    Lol i got 249 watts needed.. I have a 400 w powersupply and it says theres no power for additional devices in the free USB-drives.. Hmm?...
     
  15. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    The power supplied to the USB drives isn't necessarily dependent on the power supply. The USB specifications, plus the motherboard really determine that. After all, those thin circuit board traces can only take so much amperage before they burn up, so the USB specifications are there to limit the maximum each USB port is supposed to supply, and it's up to the chipset/motherboard manufacturer to implement it to specifications.

    Which is why some high-power USB devices will have a dual USB dongle so you can draw power from two USB ports instead of just one.
     
  16. Moonwraith

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    347 Watts :p

    /pats computer
     
  17. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    124 watts is what my old system (not what I have in my sig) is drawing through my UPS.
     
  18. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    409 Watts