How do you measure how much electricity your computer is using? Tags: Power Supplies How To Computers Components Last response: November 29, 2012 3:30 AM in Components Share bawss November 27, 2012 2:42:49 AM Hello guys, I want to find out how much electricity my computer uses so I can see how much it costs for my computer to run. I'm not sure how to do this so I'm asking for help on how to do this. More about : measure electricity computer Motopsychojdn a c 104 ) Power supply November 27, 2012 5:22:42 AM Buy a Killawatt from your local hardware/electrical shop, that will tell you what the Pc is pulling from the wall, Moto mcnumpty23 a b ) Power supply November 27, 2012 7:50:13 AM or if in the uk see if your electricity supplier is giving away a free wireless electricity monitor i got one for free from EDF lets you monitor what everything is using not just your pc Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Scott_D_Bowen November 29, 2012 3:30:43 AM If you ran a computer 8 hours a day and it used 500 watts (average per hour) it would cost about $182.625. (Which is 50 cents per day, and this is a worst case scenario for most machines). This assumes about 1461 kilowatt hours per year at 12.5 cents per kilowatt hour. Most modern computers only use about 180 to 360 watts under heavy compute loads, so expect it to cost less, even if your electricity does cost +25% more than ours. Note: In Western Australia energy is 13.94c per kW/hour. SDB. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed to know how much electricity of my desktop Forumhow much electricity does pc consume? ForumHow to check how much watts is my computer using ? ForumHow much electricity bill would having 27 inch iMac running 24/7? ForumHow much electricity do your rigs use ForumHow much current does a computer use when it is being switched on ForumHow to measure CPU power? ForumHow will upgrades affect my electricity bill? ForumAnyway to tell about how much power your pc uses in a day or month ForumElectricity usage of a 1200w Power supply ForumHow to measure power level of a computer from cpu usage? ForumNEED PRO HELP!! why r components full of electricity ? ForumHow is static electricity generated in vacuum cleaners ForumDoes higher wattage power supply equal to a higher electricity drain? ForumA recommendation on how to measure actual PSU watt usage [SOLVED[ ForumPSU Help ForumHow would this intel cpu work with this motherboard? ForumComputer doesnt turn on ForumIm trying to Build my first Computer looking for help!! ForumSounds like hard drive on my laptop is still running after I shut the computer d More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !