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95W CPU going to 106W

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June 30, 2010 5:26:54 AM

I have an AMD Athlon II X3 440 95W. According to HWmonitor, the cpu is consistently staying at 106.88 watts. I am doing my first build and was just wondering if I should be worried.

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June 30, 2010 5:48:01 AM

I think the 95W is the max wattage TDP (heat output). The CPU actually draws more wattage in terms of energy usage, so you're fine.

My stock i7 has a max TDP of 130W, but has a power draw of around 150W according to HW-monitor.
June 30, 2010 6:25:48 AM

Awesome, thanks for saving me from wiggin' out even further.
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June 30, 2010 7:44:45 AM

Since when has HWMonitor been able to measure CPU wattage? I assume it's a motherboard feature.
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June 30, 2010 7:59:19 AM

If the power consumption was higher than it should be the temps would be alot higher.
June 30, 2010 4:04:12 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Since when has HWMonitor been able to measure CPU wattage? I assume it's a motherboard feature.


Mine shows cpu wattage. MB in sig.
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