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Old August 30th 03, 03:31 PM
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Could someone help me ballpark my pc power consumption? or is there a site
that will help me with this or a program that would do it for me? I bought
an UPS and I may have undersize it....
My system:
PC Chips Motherboard M830
Integrated sound SIS c-media ac-97
Integrates modem mlr
AMD Thoroughbred-B Athlon XP 2100
Nvidia video card Gforce2 MX 64 MB
512 MB DDR Ram 2100
two hard drives
1 CDRW
1 Floppy
PS 300W
Any idea about a ball park power consumption?
Thanks,
mac



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Old August 30th 03, 07:45 PM
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On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 14:31:27 GMT, "mac" wrote:

Could someone help me ballpark my pc power consumption? or is there a site
that will help me with this or a program that would do it for me? I bought
an UPS and I may have undersize it....
My system:
PC Chips Motherboard M830
Integrated sound SIS c-media ac-97
Integrates modem mlr
AMD Thoroughbred-B Athlon XP 2100
Nvidia video card Gforce2 MX 64 MB
512 MB DDR Ram 2100
two hard drives
1 CDRW
1 Floppy
PS 300W
Any idea about a ball park power consumption?
Thanks,
mac


It's going to depend on the use of the system, but possibly around
160W. The larger issue is usually the monitor, and how long you need
the system up after the outtage. The monitor manufacturer should
provide power consumption specs on the manual or elsewhere.


Dave
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Old August 30th 03, 09:04 PM
mac
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Thank you!

Could you tell me how to figure this out?

How much for the processor, how much per HD, etc.....

"kony" wrote in message
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On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 14:31:27 GMT, "mac" wrote:

Could someone help me ballpark my pc power consumption? or is there a

site
that will help me with this or a program that would do it for me? I

bought
an UPS and I may have undersize it....
My system:
PC Chips Motherboard M830
Integrated sound SIS c-media ac-97
Integrates modem mlr
AMD Thoroughbred-B Athlon XP 2100
Nvidia video card Gforce2 MX 64 MB
512 MB DDR Ram 2100
two hard drives
1 CDRW
1 Floppy
PS 300W
Any idea about a ball park power consumption?
Thanks,
mac


It's going to depend on the use of the system, but possibly around
160W. The larger issue is usually the monitor, and how long you need
the system up after the outtage. The monitor manufacturer should
provide power consumption specs on the manual or elsewhere.


Dave



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Old August 30th 03, 11:56 PM
kony
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On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 20:04:47 GMT, "mac" wrote:

Thank you!

Could you tell me how to figure this out?

How much for the processor, how much per HD, etc.....


There are a bunch of estimation charts you can find doing a Google
search, then when you get a total you have to consider that not all
parts, if any, will be consuming maximal power at any given moment.


Dave
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Old August 31st 03, 05:02 AM
mac
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Thanks,
I'll for them.

mac
"kony" wrote in message
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On Sat, 30 Aug 2003 20:04:47 GMT, "mac" wrote:

Thank you!

Could you tell me how to figure this out?

How much for the processor, how much per HD, etc.....


There are a bunch of estimation charts you can find doing a Google
search, then when you get a total you have to consider that not all
parts, if any, will be consuming maximal power at any given moment.


Dave



 




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