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September 22, 2011 5:27:26 PM

Hey guys! Am trying to figure out how large of a power supply unit I will need for my first new build, by adding up all the different component maximum wattages that may be used, but I can't seem to find anything on memory sticks. My build calls for 4GB (2 x 2GB) of Corsair (CMP4GX3M2A1600C8) memory modules on a Gigabyte (GA-Z68XP-UD5) motherboard. Anyone got any ideas?

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September 22, 2011 6:04:41 PM

memory modules use very little power--2w or 3w i think
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September 22, 2011 6:08:01 PM

Memory doesn't use much power at all, maybe 3-5 watts per module (for DDR3). You could try using a power supply calculator, check out the link below.

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...
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September 22, 2011 11:45:41 PM

Thanks to both "mcnumpty23" and "jsanthara" for your replies to my question. I didn't think that memory sticks used much power, but wanted a second opinion to be sure. A special thanks to "jsanthara" for the link provided. I used it to calculate approximate wattage use and found it to be an awesome tool. Montego
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September 22, 2011 11:46:15 PM

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