Power Consumption

Forum discussion tagged with Power Consumption.
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    Question 3080 Consuming 110 W in idle

    Hello dear forum members! Recently upgraded from a 3060 ti to a 3080 FE. My 3060 ti consumed 50 W while idle which seemed a reasonable amount due to my 3 monitors setup, all of them being 1080p, 2x60 hz and 1x 390hz. But now this 3080 FE consumes between 107-108 W, where 107 W is the...
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    Amazon firestick and power consumption

    A quick question about the Amazon firestick. I have recently plugged a TV into a Tapo smart plug with power monitoring capabilities. I noticed that when watching live TV from the aerial, the TV consumes about 57 Watts. However when I switch to the firestick, the power consumption increases to...
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    Question MacBook Pro Silicon M1/2/3 - - - benchmarks of power consumption for different SSD capacities ?

    Is anyone aware of any benchmarks/stats on the specific wattage for the different SSD configurations on silicon MBPs (M1/2/3)? Would like to know the power usage numbers comparing 1TB -> 2TB -> 4TB -> 8TB Would also be great to know if there are any stats on battery life per configuration.
  4. Iver Hicarte

    Question Can I add an additional 4-pin ATX power connector/cable to my Current PSU?

    I have a Corsair RM750i 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply, I have owned it for 5 years now without any hiccups. I did a motherboard upgrade recently and this mobo of mine has an additional 4 pin ATX connector which is only used by "extreme" overclockers and only for extreme...
  5. ScarfWizard

    Question Leaving PC on overnight ?

    Hey, so, I live in a rural place and have VERY slow internet. Because of this, in order to download large games and files I will leave my pc on overnight to download, sometimes for a few days in a row. Since I have to do this quite often, I worry about wear and tear on my system. I was wonder...
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    Question Higher than usual GPU idle power consumption and temperature

    Hello there So i build this brand new system yesterday, mainly for HTPC usage (Watching videos, Etc.). I installed windows and it boot up flawlessly but i noticed that the GPU heatsink is very warm even at idle condition. So i opened GPU-Z and saw high core temperature of 54 celcius and power...
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    Question Power consumption of z790 motherboards?

    Can't find information on this. Where power consumption is tested it's with a cpu on it and not isolated. Does anyone know the answer?
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    Question Thunderbolt power question

    Monitors can run without power supplies off Thunderbolt ports. As can external HDD enclosures. Do Thunderbolt compatible monitors if connected to a Thunderbolt motherboard, then add load to the PSU, and how much? Thunderbolt seems to transmit less watts than large monitors with power cables...
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    Question Idle power draw of Intel 13th gen CPU ?

    Hi, I wonder if anyone could shed some light on idle power draw of 13th gen. I can only find one chart online that shows it at 10W higher than 12th gen. My current 9700k idles at ~7W CPU Package Power (0.5 IA + 6.5 RoC). I'm asking since I got burnt once with 5900x which was touted as very...
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    Question Limit power consumption, turn non T Intel CPU into T Version ?

    I'm planning on building a NAS and already got the case and drives. I'm wondering whether I can set the Power Limit to a reduced value, like default is 65 Watt for Long Term, but if I could set it to 35 Watt it would essentially turn the CPU into a T version ? Or do I need to buy a T version...
  11. Nikhilniks

    Question What OEM wants to say by mentioning power limit as PL1=PL2 with higher value in high performance laptop and lower value in low performance laptop.

    Suppose there are two laptop having specs: Laptop A: Alienware x15 rtx 3070 & 11800H processor having PL1=PL2=140watt (Specs) Laptop B: Alienware x17 rtx 3080 & 11800H processor having PL1=PL2=165watt Default TDP@base for 11800H is 45W. I know that when PL2=PL1 with having infinite Tau then...
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    Question How to view total system watt usage

    I'm trying to see what my watt usage for my entire system currently and wondering if there was an easy way to see an estimate of this. I've read a couple posts about viewing this with HWiNFO64 but the posts were a bit confusing to me and still not 100 percent clear on how to estimate total...
  13. jnjnilson6

    Discussion CPU Power through the Years

    The Core i9-12900K harbors the same performance a Pentium 4 HT clocked at 241.3 GHz would produce. *Core i9-12900K Score - 2956 points Pentium 4 HT @ 3.06 GHz Score - 37.5 points Pentium 4 HT @ 1.0 GHz Score - 12.25 points *Pentium 4 HT @ 241.3 GHz Score - 2956 points Dividing 2956 by 12.25...
  14. Parzival1236363

    Build Advice Satisfactory power consumption for a 180W PSU

    Hi , I'm looking at building an extremely budget mini itx PC with salvaged components and NO GPu. The only new item I will be buying is a small form factor case with an integrated 180W PSU. I've read that the PSU should have 40%-50% headroom with the estimated wattage on PC Part Picker as...
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    Question Power Consumption Drops Suddenly on RX 570

    I have an asus rog rx 570 4gb which i bought second hand a year ago and since a few months, my power usage keeps dropping whenever my gpu is at a 100% utilization, whenever i try to mine/play games at high settings my power consumption will go to a 120W and then drop suddenly to 25W making my...
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    [SOLVED] Can my Cooler Master MWE White V2 750w handle 4 x GPUs ?

    Hi, I am wondering can my PSU handle 4 x GPUs? I've bought my 4th GPU for mining. For now, the PSU is stable with 2 RX 470 4GB and 1 GTX 1060 3GB, but if I add one more GTX 1060 6GB to the system will it be enough? PSU model is...
  17. balamindin

    [SOLVED] How much power do these things use anyway?

    Hi everyone, Hope you all are keeping well. I'm planning to build my new rig in 2021 Q1. It'll be a fairly powerful as I'm planning to also use it as my homelab for learning and work along with gaming. Because of the nature of the VMs, it'll need to be on 24/7 (minus the maintenance time). My...
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    [SOLVED] PSU with one PCI-E and two connections vs two PCI-E cables

    Hi, Just a quick general question. The GPU I am looking at, the RTX 3070, needs two 8 pin connections. I have a PSU with one PCI-E cable with two 6+2 pin connectors on the end. Will this suffice? Or do GPUs with two 8 pin connections need more than one PCI-E cable? Or is one cable with two...
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    [SOLVED] AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Overclocked Maximum Power Consumption

    How much power does an Ryzen 5 1400 consume at full load? How much does it consume overclocked. I couldn't find this info anywhere but I'm not sure if pcpartpicker is correct at 65 Watts.
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    Question GTX 1050 Ti high idle power consumption

    I've been trying to search in google for too long and i can't find a solution for this. My 1050 ti idles at 35W even with reinstalling windows, updating drivers and no applications. The tdp of my card is 75W so it almost idles at 50% of it's power. I saw some in the forums that their gtx 1060...
  21. BDig98

    Question Corsair H115i Pro - SATA problems?

    Sorry if this is poorly structured, I'm currently stuck on my phone for this. To start things off, I installed my H115i Pro yesterday, but it failed (the pump wouldn't turn on), so I just removed it and stuck my Noctua NH-D15 in. When I got home today, I decided I would grab an old PSU, jump...
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    [SOLVED] Regulators for No Break UPS.

    Hello... plz help. First of all, sorry for the broken english, I haven't written much in english recently and I don't know most of the tech terms but I'll make a great effort to make it readable. I have a very specific issue. At the place i work with, one of those thingies called Uninterruptible...
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    [SOLVED] Is my rig getting enough power?

    Hey. I would just like to know if my rig is getting enough power from my psu? Specs are: CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Mobo: Asus Prime B450M-K RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4 8GB (1x8GB) GPU: Asus RX 480 4GB Storage: Hikvision 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD 7200RPM PSU: Corsair 450W with braided cables...
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    [SOLVED] Can my psu handle a SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon RX 550, 2GB GDDR5, 128bit, 11268-16-20G

    My PSU has 250W , here is a pic of it: My other components are : 1x8 GB hyperx fury black stick I3 6098p Motherboard is MS 7996 , same as H110M PRO VD Looking forward to getting the answer as fast as possible
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    Question Can a PSU consume more power from the ups than it can provide?

    For example: Can a 600w psu can draw 400w of power from a ups that is rated 650va 360w? If it can will it damage the ups? What will happen to ups if electricity goes off?
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    Question Is Rx580 really far power hungry than gtx1660?

    Good night all. I was thinking about buying a rx580 for his cxb, but I know this gpu must need a 600W psu to run safe. I was looking at gtx1660 too, it can't be Soo cxb than 580, but it has more power efficiency, needs a 450W psu. My question is: there gonna be much difference on electricity...
  27. NightHawkRMX

    Discussion Show off your power consumption! (low or high)

    I'm curious to see how many watts other peoples components draw. I know this isn't insane, but 201w seems like a lot for a card I bought for $89. https://ibb.co/G2H5KmF
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    [SOLVED] HLaptop: Is a 2 SSD + HDD realistically posible?

    Hello! Right now I have a 15" gaming laptop that I did not buy new and am thinking about upgrading to something more beastly. The machine I have now looks like it has two slots for those SSD sticks and then another slot for a HDD. My question is when I get the bigger more powerful machine can...
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    Question Radeon VII's two 8pin power connectors

    So I want to order a Radeon VII but I noticed it has two 8-pin power connectors. I've had a 290x for years, and the power consumption seems to be exactly the same as Radeon VII at 295 watts, but the 290x has an 8-pin and a 6-pin, which is all my power supply has. The 6-pin connectors can...
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    Question RX 580 vs GTX 1060: Power Consumption/Electricity Costs

    I'm currently trying to decide which card to buy. I've watched multiple benchmarking videos and the differences aren't really significant. I guess the RX 580 is slightly better, but what bothers me is the power consumption of this card. It's said to be at least 65 watt higher than the GTX 1060...
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    [SOLVED] Pc doesn’t run like it used to

    My pc was running well when I first built but then my cpu fan was going wack then I reset my pc and I used to be able to get 140fps on fortnite but now I can bearly get 60 My specs Gtx 1070 Ryzen 2600 2x 4gb ram
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    Question Why is it taking so long for my disk to defragment?

    So the other day it dawned on me that it has been an exceptional amount of time since i carried out any maintenance for my computer, which is now outdated, and so i felt like it was time to do so. I first used disk cleanup which managed to find and delete 9GB worth of clutter and i then went on...
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    Question Can I replace the DVD drive in my laptop with an HDD?

    I have an HP Pavilion 15-p001tx laptop from 2014, it currently has a 1TB HDD and a DVD drive. I plan on replacing the HDD with a 250GB SSD, and since I have never used the optical drive, I figured I might as well swap it out with my HDD for additional storage. Can I do this, and are there...
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    Question HDD is not given power and is not read when case fan is connected

    So, i took my case's front fan out to clean it and then i plugged it back in, i don't remember if it was the same molex connector as before removing it. everything powers up fan spins pc boots and goes into the bios and hdd is not read so it doesn't boot. i remove the fan and then it boots up...
  35. Jakantos

    Question Will ram fix my CPU (intel nuc)

    I have an intel nuc so I can't replace my cpu and I believe I have the best available anyway. I have 8 gb of ram but I am wondering if I add more it will fix my cpu saying 98% in task manager
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    Question Size of my GPU

    Hi, im thinking of getting a ROG STRIX RTX 2070 Overclocked edition but its bigger than my motherboard, would it still work or does the gpu have to be smaller than my mobo.
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    Question GTX 1050 failing PSU or GPU

    Hi, My (Windows 10) machine fails when gaming. After approximately 10 min it crashes. Since I expect that the GPU is failing I ran the FurMark test and after 1 min dots start to develop and then my computer crashes. Is there a way to test GPU and CPU separately ? Thanks !
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    Question Computer started crashing recently after upgrading psu and gpu.

    Hello people a month ago I upgraded my gt710 with Rx 570 8gb oc and switched rampage 600w psu recently my computer started crashing while gaming everything is ok when im surfing in internet or watching a movie or playing low spec games(crusader kings 2 and some text based games) but when i try...
  39. obi1kenobi

    Question Trouble connecting display to port

    Hi all Please can someone help,i have an xfx radeon gpu which has 1xhdmi 3xusb ports and 1xvga port. My dell SE2717H monitor only has an hdmi and vga port,so ive connected my display to the hdmi port on my graphics card because the vga cable fitting is not compatible.i just bought an LG 29...
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    Question Game graphic settings question

    So I’m debating getting a 2080 ti or 2080. My goal is to achieve close to 240 if not more at 1080p. I’ve never used a PC and played games on it. When I lower my graphic settings from say ultra to high or medium what’s the average increase on frames