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I7-930 overclocked power consumption

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  • Intel i7
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Last response: in Overclocking
August 28, 2010 2:20:27 PM

the i7 line has a peak load of 130W when at stock speeds. How much power does a 930 consume at various clocks... Let's say 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 etc...

Does it scale linearly?

I ask this because I plan to do a very mild overclock, but I can only use the 4-pin power which has a capacity of 150 Watts.

Also, does the power cable have a safety margin?

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September 6, 2010 9:13:04 PM

I have noticed that when I have turbo mode turned off the peak load is 130 but when I have it turned on it is around 148.

What's up with that?
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September 7, 2010 1:19:39 AM

Power consumption goes up linearish if you keep default voltage, however for high OCes or voltage increases it goes up much faster than linear.
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September 7, 2010 1:22:36 AM

Also, if you want to keep a close eye on power consumption, get a Kill-A-Watt meter (or other power meter). It will give full system power, but from that you can find increases.
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September 14, 2010 12:34:13 AM

So.... speed is proportional to current, and since power = current * voltage, if I increase voltage by 10% and speed by 10%, power draw will increase by 21%

Right?
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September 17, 2010 3:23:58 PM

Best answer selected by tom thumb.
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