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I7-930 overclocked power consumption

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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?
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 14, 2010 1:50:28 AM

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article/2008/11/13/intel_...

or

http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=79648

Should give you an idea of the power consumption. Intel stuck 130w, but once it OCs it sucks energy. So if you plan to fold, you better stick to lower than 3.6 clocks.
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September 17, 2010 3:23:58 PM

Best answer selected by tom thumb.
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