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How much power is being drawn

Last response: in Systems
March 19, 2009 12:57:08 AM

I'm trying to figure what is the minimum PSU that would run a Phenom II 940 and GTX 285.,213... Does include the CPU draw or just the GPU.

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2009 1:56:22 AM

"Global wattage at AC source ".

those are the figures at the wall socket
the 316 watts for the 285 rig looks about right .

Just because a cpu/gpu is rated at a specific wattage doesnt mean it will draw that much . Intels 65 watt chips typically draw half that under load


March 19, 2009 2:18:49 AM

Cool, that is a very interesting tool (bookmarked)
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2009 3:18:05 AM

Its surprising how little power some systems need .

I think Tomshardware e7200/G31 mb was drawing 70 watts .

Even a quad core cpu and a GTX 295 system with a couple of hard drives will run fine on a quality 600 watt psu . The total draw is around 475 watts

March 19, 2009 3:26:59 AM

Yeah, I'm suprised too, getting the amps though is another thing.