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PSU and Lights problem

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Last response: in Systems
January 13, 2010 8:12:03 PM

hi, i recently built myself a new rig and i was wondering if by adding lights to the case it will spike my power supply.. as in, wenever i turn on my PC, the lights spike my PSU.

i am just checking to see if this is correct because this is only what a friend has told me

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January 13, 2010 8:34:19 PM

Reminds me of a Mythbusters where they wanted to see if turning on and off lights used more power. It only spiked the power for 1/10 a second and during that time it only used something like 50% more power.

So yeah if you used regular light bulbs I guess it could but if you used leds I don't think it'd be a problem. Also at boot up it's not like your video card is running in 3d mode so your psu is probably not running near capacity.

So if you're using regular light bulbs and no video card (or somehow magically put your 3d card into 3d mode at boot up) and running at capacity for your psu then you've got a problem.
January 13, 2010 8:36:07 PM

ya i see wat u saying thanks