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[Lenovo T430] High power consumption

Q: [Lenovo T430] High power consumption

Hi, My computer, a 2012 T430, is running at 16W according to power manager at idle, with no program running, in airplane mode and brightness at minimum. My consumption when I got the PC was perhaps at 8W when doing some light work (such as using word) as it could last for about 12 hours with a 90kWh battery. Now, with my battery (granted not new, it has 45kWh remaining), my computer lasts no more than 2 to 3 hours in the same conditions. I tried disabling the nVidia graphics card, and deleting its driver. I replaced the fan and cleaned up the computer as much as I could and installed an SSD (samsung 850 evo) rather than the original HDD, which means that I also did a clean install of windows 7. Anyone facing the same problem or have any solution? Thanks in advance !Cheers,Florian

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Preferred Solution: [Lenovo T430] High power consumption

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi all, I have a pavillion DV6 3137ed (Bios HP F.23) which has been runing quite well after I bought it in 2011 or so. In 2015 however I had problems with the graphic processor which was replaced (or "reballed / reflown") by a generic repair shop. After that it was running OK again. In the beginning of 2016 I replaced the 500 Gb drive (which was showing errors) by a Samsung 250 Gb SSD. At the same time I installed W10 x64 which was problematic due to missing drivers for the HD4200 and HD 5000 Mobilty Radeon. After visiting several forums I finally succeeded to get it running (more or less) by installing the AMD driver 13-1-legacy_ vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc.exe. Although the LCD is working OK, I keep getting error messages for the graphic processor. So far a general description. Now to the real problem; The laptop does not want to start without the charger connected. Once running it will run for some time on battery power and than all of sudden switches off. After replacing the battery with a new one the awkward behaviour remains the same. After installing the HP Support Assistant the battery check shows a fully OK battery. Fully charged the capacity is 4495 mAh at 12,44 Volts. If I manage to keep the laptop running without the charger the Support Assistant shows a power draw of about 4,000 mA at 11,87 Volts. The voltage in itself should be no reason for switching off the laptop, however it might be such that the high current draw activates some overload modus. ... Read more

A:High power consumption Pavillion DV6 3137ed

How many cycles showing on the battery? The temperatures you report are not unusual for a large desktop replacement laptop, particularly an AMD model. 

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Hello all,I have a P72 with 2186m+P5200. I noticed that with any BIOS with EC 1.11, like the latest BIOS 1.18, 1.22 et all, the performance dropped a lot. And it due to the high power consumption of uncore, I checked it with AIDA64, see the photo:    This uncore always consumes about 10w power, even under idle. Therefore the battery life also decreased by a lot. With the original factory BIOS 1.10 with EC 1.09, the uncore is always no more than 1-2w, and I have about 8-10 hours. But now since there is always at least 10w consumption due to this uncore, I only have 3-4 hours.  When I run FPU burn, with EC 1.09, I always have 3.1-3.2Ghz or so. Now with EC 1.11, I only have 2.7-2.8 ghz. The CPU package consumes the same 60w power, but EC 1.09 gives CPU IA core about 57-58w and uncore 1-2w, while EC 1.11 only give CPU IA core 47w because it give uncore 10w. This is 10w performance difference in CPU IA core is huge. Previously I alway have around 1200 in CInebench R15. Now only have less than 1000. See below:    This is really bad, this makes Xeon 2186m kind of useless. A regular Xeon 2176m or even i7 8750H can easily above 1100. Performanace is already set to Extreme performance in Lenovo Vantage. I also tried Disable IGPU and only use Quadro card, but no use. the uncore always consumes 10w no matter what. The problem, in myopinion, is from EC 1.11, from the abnormal uncore's 10w power consumption issue. Just w... Read more

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Hello all,I have a P72 with 2186m+P5200. I noticed that with any BIOS with EC 1.11, like the latest BIOS 1.18, 1.22 et all, the performance dropped a lot. And it due to the high power consumption of uncore, I checked it with AIDA64, see the photo:    This uncore always consumes about 10w power, even under idle. Therefore the battery life also decreased by a lot. With the original factory BIOS 1.10 with EC 1.09, the uncore is always no more than 1-2w, and I have about 8-10 hours. But now since there is always at least 10w consumption due to this uncore, I only have 3-4 hours.  When I run FPU burn, with EC 1.09, I always have 3.1-3.2Ghz or so. Now with EC 1.11, I only have 2.7-2.8 ghz. The CPU package consumes the same 60w power, but EC 1.09 gives CPU IA core about 57-58w and uncore 1-2w, while EC 1.11 only give CPU IA core 47w because it give uncore 10w. This is 10w performance difference in CPU IA core is huge. Previously I alway have around 1200 in CInebench R15. Now only have less than 1000. See below:    This is really bad, this makes Xeon 2186m kind of useless. A regular Xeon 2176m or even i7 8750H can easily above 1100. Performanace is already set to Extreme performance in Lenovo Vantage. I also tried Disable IGPU and only use Quadro card, but no use. the uncore always consumes 10w no matter what. The problem, in myopinion, is from EC 1.11, from the abnormal uncore's 10w power consumption issue. Just w... Read more

A:Thinkpad P72 Bios 1.22 EC 1.11 issue: low performance and high uncore power consumption

Hi CR! I have a P52 with a 8750H processor and a P1000 video card, BIOS 1.22 and EC 1.11    

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Hello, so I bought this laptop( specs are as it goes: Intel core i7-6700HQ, 8GB of RAM DDR4, SSD (windows is here only+HDD(here are games) (not hybrid), Geforce GTX 950M - 4GB of RAM) with preinstalled soft and after making the laptop comfortable for my own usage, I started playing some games (lol/diablo 3/Rohan online), and here is where to problems occur... In Lol I have random fps drops and after some minutes random freezes (up to 3-4 seconds with fps going down from 144 to 09 fps) wherever I am (in team fights or just wandering around on the map). In diablo 3 I have random freezes for few miliseconds and also the drop in fps. So now here is the list which I tried after reinstalling the windows by making it clean to get rid of lenovo 3rd apps;-fresh win 10 home 64 bits - didn't help at all to get rid of the problems (no matter if it's lenovo's preinstalled or clean) (win 10 is on SSD while games are run from HDD)-Bios is the latest I could get from lenovo site -In bios I have disabled everyting I could (virtual technology/secure boot/uefi/legacy mode and so on)-Latest drivers I could get for nvidia/intel and so on-Changed using nvidia panel graphics everything I could to get the best performance - failed...-Battery is set to the maximum performance (everywhere)-In battery settings I did the "turn off hdd after" to 0 to make it turned the whole time - failed. Intel Graphics settings are set to max performance. Tried even experiement with % for procesor usage - failed.-The p... Read more

A:lenovo ideapad 700-15isk freezes/fps drops in games, high ram consumption (win 10)

Hello SpaykThanks for using the Lenovo forums.If you already tried a factory reset, then this would rule out software issue, so I recommend to get in touch with support for a possible service.
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 I have a T430 Thinkpad laptop that the power button and the volum buttons keeps flahing on and off. -i have removed the CMOS battery in an effort to reset the board and it did not fix the issue -I have also Change the Memory in the laptop and the it did not solove the issue either-I removed the battery and also changed the HDD and the problem still presist  

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Hi Gang:I have noticed recently that my machine is revving up something fierce with task manager performance jumping from teens to 100%. It did just now while I was typing this. I have attached a screen grab.I like to think I perform good housecleaning and regularly scan for spyware and viruses but I draw pictures for a living and am no IT pro.I have attached my Hijackthis log for your viewing pleasure. THANKS!Mod Edit: Removed HJT log, see No DDS, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum. - BleepingComputer.com - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum-56/announcement-45-no-dds-hijackthis-or-combofix-logs-should-be-posted-in-this-forum/ - Hamluis.

A:High CPU Consumption

Hi, A quick note that this not the place for HiJack logs.No DDS, HijackThis, or ComboFix logs should be posted in this forum.To see what is causing the problem bring up the Task manager, Go to the processes tabCheck "processes from all users"Then click on the CPU heading so that the highest CPU is at the top of the list, Ignore "System Idle Process" as it is place holder for unused CPU cycles and should be around 99% with nothing happening. Once you find the culprit for the CPU spikes post back with the name(s).Good LuckRoger

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As my title suggests i am just wondering about Malwarebytes and if i should get it back again, because i bought a license key a long time ago and got a lot of usage out of it on my very old Windows 7 machine. But when i used it on 8, 8.1 and 10 it would create unreal readings on my CPU and disk i recall and i was wondering if it's still the case today? Because a lot of people complained about it and i do not want to download it again if it's still the case . As it's taken me long enough to get my usages to a low level at idle lol.

A:Does Malwarebytes have high process consumption still?

I do not know what version you were using but Malwarebytes v3.2.2.2029 was released with lots of fixes. The first several versions of Malwarebytes 3.0 had many issues which the development team have resolved.Malwarebytes 3.2 Now Available

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Alright, this has only been going on since yesterday, as far as I've been able to tell.. AFTER I successfully installed Microsoft Security Essentials.
I'm writing now after having just uninstalled it and installed NOD32, an antivirus that I have had much luck with over the past 5 years.

However, I've noticed that this hasn't decreased the CPU consumption in the least. I'm still regularly getting 30 from both services.exe and wmiprvse.exe. The reason I'm posting both of these within the same help thread? Because I know they're related processes.

If anyone might know a hotfix for these, or.. hell.. ANYTHING about this error, please let me know. I've spent the past 5 hours trying to get this damnable machine to function properly, and I'm feeling sick to my stomach. OS is Windows XP SP3.

I'd also like to note that wuauclt.exe consistently has INCREDIBLY HIGH memory usage. (170,000 +!)

I dunno if that's related, but, hell, I figure.. may as well see if people can't figure that out, too.

This is just.. beyond frustrating. I'm so very tempted to just rip out my hard drives, wipe em save for a few essential files (USB hard drive) and just throw em in a new machine. (I CAN'T at the moment however, as I am, aha, broke.)

Anyway.. I'm on my last nerve. If anyone has any possible way of fixing this thing, or of helping me to diagnose and figure it out, or even can lead me down the right path.. please, I... Read more

A:Solved: Services.exe and wmiprvse.exe high CPU consumption

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Ok, so it's time again for me to pick a new power supply, however, I'm in need of some help determining the appropriate wattage for my hardware setup.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 45nm AM3
GSkill Ripjaw X 16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24)
Corsair TX750w (I dont think its the V2)
ASUS M5A97 (AM3r2)
***here are the voltages listed on speccy*** (if they are of any use??)
+12V 11.731 V
+5V 4.935 V
CPU CORE 1.284 V
VIN3 1.668 V
VIN4 2.148 V
+3.3V 3.132 V
VIN6 1.092 V
VIN7 1.632 V
VIN8 1.668 V
ASUS ATI Radeon HD 5870 (x2 in Crossfire @ 158w ea)
59GB Patriot Pyro SE SSD
31.3GB OCZ OCZ-ONYX SSD
LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS90 ATA

I have terrible luck with random bsod's and power supplies pooping on me, I want to pick one this time that will last me. Also, I have my power running through a Monster Power HT700, I live in a new apartment so the wiring should be ok, I've dusted out all of the components inside the case, double checked my connections, all that jazz. I've got a cooler over my memory, I am still using my stock cpu cooler, but thats changing soon (I get crashes @ idle too) Any help I could recieve I would appreciate, thanks

Andrew

A:Hardware Power Consumption-Picking a new Power Supply

You have pretty much the same problem as me (getting BSOD's randomly). For me it's bulging capacitors on motherboard. You should take a closer look for capacitors on your motherboard. Dead capacitors look something like that:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...densatoren.jpg

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I have a newly installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit that is often running very high CPU utilization and WmiPrvSE.exe is using 50% of the CPU or better continuously and constantly. It seems that the system is good for a while and then something will drive WmiPrvSE.exe up to 50% and it stays there until I kill the process (although it always restarts itself and then promptly flies back up to 50%). I haven't completely found the pattern, but I think it happens after I awaken the computer from sleep. Or, it may happen after I start up SQL Server Management Studio 2008 or the SQL Server 2008 default instance of the database engine itself (I have it set to Manual start up, not automatic). This is very troubling and causing my system some grief as it is a modest system. (Capture from System Information for Windows program SIW) Property    Value Manufacturer    Compaq-Presario Family    103C_53316J Product Name    GX617AAR-ABA SR5310F Version     PC System Type    Desktop Machine Type    AT/AT COMPATIBLE Infrared (IR) Supported    No    Disk Space    Disk C: 84 GB Available, 223 GB Total, 84 GB Free     Disk D: 1297 MB Available, 9554 MB Total, 1297 MB Free     Disk E: 377 GB Available, 600 GB Total, 377 GB Free    Physical Memory    2048 MB Total, 669 MB Free Memory Load    67%    Virtual Memory    4095 MB Total, 1205 MB Free    PageFile Name    \??\C:\pagefile.sys PageFile Size    2047 MB In use    1160 MB Max used... Read more

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I have a newly installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit that is often running very high CPU utilization and WmiPrvSE.exe is using 50% of the CPU or better continuously and constantly. It seems that the system is good for a while and then something will drive WmiPrvSE.exe up to 50% and it stays there until I kill the process (although it always restarts itself and then promptly flies back up to 50%). I haven't completely found the pattern, but I think it happens after I awaken the computer from sleep. Or, it may happen after I start up SQL Server Management Studio 2008 or the SQL Server 2008 default instance of the database engine itself (I have it set to Manual start up, not automatic). This is very troubling and causing my system some grief as it is a modest system. (Capture from System Information for Windows program SIW) Property    Value Manufacturer    Compaq-Presario Family    103C_53316J Product Name    GX617AAR-ABA SR5310F Version      PC System Type    Desktop Machine Type    AT/AT COMPATIBLE Infrared (IR) Supported    No     Disk Space    Disk C: 84 GB Available, 223 GB Total, 84 GB Free     Disk D: 1297 MB Available, 9554 MB Total, 1297 MB Free     Disk E: 377 GB Available, 600 GB Total, 377 GB Free     Physical Memory    2048 MB Total, 669 MB Free Memory Load    67%     Virtual Memory    4095 MB Total, 1205 MB Free     PageFile Name    \??\C:\pagefile.sys PageFile Size    2047 MB In use    1160 MB ... Read more

A:WmiPrvSE.exe very high CPU consumption on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Sorry, I mistakenly posted this in the wrong forum. It shouldn't be under the Windows 7 Virtualization forum. I re-entered it under the Windows 7 Performance forum.

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Anyone else having this problem?

my system is PT-BR, but the process eating 435mb is DWM.exe

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I have recently formatted my laptop and within 2 days high memory and cpu consumption is showing in task manager.

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I have a server that I would like to upgrade to 20 1TB Hitachi HD's. They claim max startup current of 2A. and idling down in the .5A range. The platform will be a 775-series X48 with a 6600 Core Duo. Graphics card is small, does not even require aux power connector. Not needed to just supply the KVM with 1280x1024. No other signficiant sources of 12V drain exist other than the MB/CPU, a slim CD-Drive for installs, a slim floppy, and one additional 30GB SSD startup drive (2W when active).

I am looking at an 850W Corsair. I've heard these are quality supplies and I don't want multiple rails since no one really knows what sort of Voodoo goes on as to how they divide multiple rails up. And I don't want to get into that. I will be using a single-rail +12V PS. I can add a second if I need to but I'd rather not.

Do you think this will be sufficient for handling 20 Hitachi hard drives? "Green" drives are a non-starter since they will drive my Raid 6 controller, and then me, off the deep end with TLER issues. I do have staggered spin-up control of the drives with the controller.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption

Power Supply Question & HD Power Consumption, Pt. 2 - Laptop vs. 3.5"

My second question is this - I have a BTV server that needs to be on at all times during the season to record shows during day and evening.

Suffice it to say that you CANNOT reliably put one of the critters into sleep/hibernate mode and expect it to wake up and reliably record a show. It just won't happen.

Now, this is one case where I can use "Green" 3.5" drives, but I am also considering banking 500GB 7200RPM or even 5400RPM laptop drives. These will all be on a raid controller, but since they will be in pass-thru mode or RAID 0 mode the controller won't freak over TLER like it would with RAID 5/6 and mark the drives bad. The controller also has more than adequate cache to handle a 5400RPM spindle as OTA HDTV generates little more than 2.5MB per second per channel. Even 4 channels at once is 10MB/s and that should not tap the ability of a 3Ware controller with cache on 5400 RPM RAID 0 or even pass-thru drives.

My question is this - 2 500GB laptop drives burn much less startup and idle current than a single 1TB 3.5" drive. Has anyone tried running multiple laptop drives on a RAID controller, and what sort of luck have you had? What sort of sustained throuput can you obtain?

Electricity is a huge factor here, at 12 cents per KWh. I can recover the marginal cost of 2 500GB laptop drives vs. 1 1TB 3.5 drive.

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Greetings
I am experiencing lags in GOM player.
The task manager shows the svchost.exe is using much of the memory

Is there any way i could reduce the memory consumption and watch the movie in peace?

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Hi, After reinstalling windows on my y50-70, I can't seem to find a High Preference Power plan and that seems to cause a problem with my display, it starts to flicker and drop fps in games. I believe the problem acquired since I don't have my power driver instaled properly or there is another falt. I have reinstalled all the graphics, power management and intel drivers. It helped slightly after I played around with: Power options -> Advanced setting -> Processor power Management -> Max processor state -> 99% (both settings from 100%). I looked it up on another topic with a flickering screen. Also in BIOS, I have changed NVIDIA GPU to be disabled. Please help me solve this problem with a flickering screen (both in game and desktop) and fps drops. Specs: Proccesor: i5 2.9Ram: 8gbGraphics: Nvidia 960m 4gb Thank you!

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New here. Just a quick question, if i have a 750w psu, will running 2 gpu's use more power or will it use the same. With one card is the same amount of power being supplied just not being used.
I have moved house and now i pay the power bill so it kinda matters now to me.
Cheers
 

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300watts PSU / Alot of devices
300watts PSU / Little devices

Effectively, do both systems consume the same amount of power? i.e. You get the same amount for you bills no matter which of the above you got.

Just a thought.
 

A:Power Consumption

well, the difference may not be measurable in kilowatt hours, but a 300W PSU in a system with only core components, may use as little as 180W of the available power. Another system may be pushing on the edge of that 300W. The difference may not be enough for a billing increase, especially if it isn't used 24/7.

A 300W PSU does not mean that it always uses 300W, that just means that it is rated at being able to produce up to 300W of power. The actual power consumed by the system is calculated by multiplying the voltage used to power each device by the actual current(amperage) draw of each device.
 

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Hello

I'm having an issue trying to figure out how much money my PC takes to run if I leave it on for about 17 hours a day. I currently have a 750W power supply and the CPU use of the PC while away from it would be at around 20 percent, so Idle.

Does anyone have any idea how much this would cost me a day? The screen would obviously not be running and it would just be the PC its self.

Thanks.
 

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Building a new HTPC and just curious if there's any difference in electricity usage difference from 32 and 64 bit setups. I'm trying to make it as energy efficient as possible.

A:Power Consumption - 32-bit vs 64-bit?

There is no difference.

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Can anyone tell me Approx.how much power(Watts)a NavidiaGeForceTi4600 Video card uses? Using a Gateway FPD1830 Flat pannel Display
 

A:Power Consumption

It should be around 35-40 watts, use an online power calulator to see if you have enought power in your system. Check the answer against the wattage output on the voltage rails and not the power rating of your PSU though.

http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
 

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Hello,

Is there a tool (software) to find out the total power (or broken component wise) consumption of a PC?

Thanks
 

A:Power consumption

There are tools, some expensive some are cheap. The cheapest would be something like:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882715001

It will show power draw from the wall for the entire PC.
 

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Hello -

I am currently running Windows XP on a dell latitude e6400, but I'm strongly considering upgrading to win 7. However, I am very concerned about power consumption.

The e6400 is energy star and currently consumes roughly 13 watts at idle when plugged in. I have heard very different things regarding power consumption in win 7. Some say it's better than vista but worse than xp and some say it is worse than both.

I know windows 7 allows for substantial control over power usage, but I was curious about other users experiences. Did you observe a general increase/decrease/break even when upgrading from xp to 7?

Thanks

A:Power Consumption

Personally I do not think Windows 7 takes that much more power consumption, Aspire One netbook users have reported Windows 7 extends the battery life of their netbooks; I'm not sure if the rumors on Windows7 taking more power is true. However, there are plenty of power options to tweak in Windows 7 that are not found on Windows XP e.g. Hybrid Sleep, PCI Express Power Options, USB Selective Suspend, Wireless Power Save, Minimum/Maximum CPU State..etc.

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Hi Guys!

Can anyone help with this?

A few weeks ago I upgraded from the AMD 64 bit 3200+ to a P4 3.2 Prescott.
Trouble is that I splashed out rather a large amount of money on a fanless PSU about 6 months ago. It's been fantastic but guess what - it's now dead. It's worked with my setup for a few weeks fine (the psu is supposed to have inbuilt overcurrent protection) but i went to power up on Friday and all that happened was that the CPU fan and the Graphics fan span for a few seconds and then stopped. If I wait a few seconds and try again, the same results.
I've tried to find out how to do the power consumption calculation but I'm struggling to find a definitive guide to the actual consumption of individual components. I am assuming that the +12VDC is the most vital of all so i have been working with these:

P4 3.2 210W under load (I do overclock to 3.4 when playing).
ATi 9800XT 75W but I don't know if the GPU uses 12V or not?
Which gives roughly 24A! Which means I must be wrong?

Has anybody been down this road before? I'm looking at getting the 510W silent PSU.

P4800SE Mobo
Zalman flower cooler
Zalman AGP cooler
3 X CD drives
a SATA drive
 

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Does anyone know if there is a software utility for measuring a computer/server power consumption?? I tried searching it, but didn't come up with anything.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Power consumption

I don't. But for ~$20 you can buy a Kill-a-Watt which will be more accurate anyway.
 

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I am using MSI R9 380 4GB and i am having some severe FPS issues in GPU-intensive games like ARK: Survival Evolved.
My PSU is 750W Seasonic SS-750AM2 and two separate 6pin cables are leading from the PSU to the GPU.
At first i thought it was normal since that game is demanding, but then i saw that people with weaker GPUs (and overall PCs) are getting much better frames on higher graphic qualities.

So i did the toughest Furmark 1.17 stress testing (stress test over an hour on maximum settings at 1080p).
That most difficult test got my FPS down to 25, my GPU temperature to 72 celsius and my GPU's maximum (highest peak) power consumption to barely 140 watts.
At the same time i kept GPU-Z and HWMonitor active as well, and they recorded the same 138-140 watts maximum power consumption.
As far as i could see my GPU was under maximum load, the FPS in Furmark was at barely 25 and GPU load was stated to be at 100%.

In 3DMark Firestrike under the standard (1920*1080) test my score was 7515 (graphic score 8554, physics score 12295, combined score 3017).
In Unigine Valley (1920*1080 and highest settings) my score is 923 (min FPS 22, max fps 65).
In both 3DMark and Unigine tests the GPU-Z reported my GPU's maximum power consumption at 120 watts (VDDC Power highest reading).

In my most GPU intensive game Ark Survival in the Radeon Universal Overdrive it says my GPU is 100% active, the GPU clock is 980MHz and my Memory clock is 1425MHz.
It also states my temperature is at 65 ce... Read more

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Are there any programs that could display how much power I am using while my computer is running?
 

A:power consumption

While your system may have voltage and temperature sensors, I don't know of any that measure amperage.
You'd need to plug it into a power monitoring meter like the KillAWatt:
http://www.google.com/search?q=killawatt
 

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Im upgrading to a GTX570. Can anyone tell me if my Corsair TX650 PSU will sufficently power the GTX570?
 

A:Power consumption

The recommended PSU for the GTX 570 is 550 Watt, and it's maximum power draw is around 219 Watt approx.

So you should be fine.
 

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How much in terms of kilowatt-hours does the typical desktop consume in electricity? i.e. how much is one typically spending to keep a PC running?

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I am using MSI R9 380 4GB and i am having some severe FPS issues in GPU-intensive games like ARK: Survival Evolved.
My PSU is 750W Seasonic SS-750AM2 and two separate 6pin cables are leading from the PSU to the GPU.
At first i thought it was normal since that game is demanding, but then i saw that people with weaker GPUs (and overall PCs) are getting much better frames on higher graphic qualities.

So i did the toughest Furmark 1.17 stress testing (stress test over an hour on maximum settings at 1080p).
That most difficult test got my FPS down to 25, my GPU temperature to 72 celsius and my GPU's maximum (highest peak) power consumption to barely 140 watts.
At the same time i kept GPU-Z and HWMonitor active as well, and they recorded the same 138-140 watts maximum power consumption.
As far as i could see my GPU was under maximum load, the FPS in Furmark was at barely 25 and GPU load was stated to be at 100%.

In 3DMark Firestrike under the standard (1920*1080) test my score was 7515 (graphic score 8554, physics score 12295, combined score 3017).
In Unigine Valley (1920*1080 and highest settings) my score is 923 (min FPS 22, max fps 65).
In both 3DMark and Unigine tests the GPU-Z reported my GPU's maximum power consumption at 120 watts (VDDC Power highest reading).

In my most GPU intensive game Ark Survival in the Radeon Universal Overdrive it says my GPU is 100% active, the GPU clock is 980MHz and my Memory clock is 1425MHz.
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I'm thinking of using the haswell i5 processor with 4 cores (Intel® Core™ i5-4440S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.30 GHz)) for an always on system and am looking for good power efficiency.
This has a rated tdp of 65W

As this is going to act as a headless server and the graphics cores will not be used, am I correct in thinking they get 'switched off'? If this is the case what is the likely tdp going to be?
 

A:Haswell Power Consumption

The cpu pw consumption is adjusted on a dynamic basis in relation to load. Unless you run the system with a fixed load; ie running prime95, etc, the amount of pw used by the cpu is constantly going to change as load on the system changes.

If you want to know how much pw the system uses, then plug it into something like this;
http://www.homedepot.com/p/P3-International-Kill-A-Watt-EZ-Meter-P4460/202196388#.Uih-ZD-Iy70
 

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I remember such a thing being available on OCZ's website, or Corsair's, can't really remember.

Do you guys know any good ones available?

Thanks.

A:Power Consumption Calculator

Are you asking about Power Supply Calculators (that let you calculate your power requirement based on hardware and then choose a PSU)?

If so the eXtreme Power Supply Calculator Lite is one of the best out there. They also have a Pro version you have to pay for.

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As you can see from title, i would like your ideas which components to use to have as low as possible power consumption when pc idles but still be able to watch hd movies, work with photoshop and web disign and some general office work.

And it has to be cheap. Really cheap.

I was thinking about Athlon II x3 and X4 with hd55xx or hd56xx graphic with hmdi output

is it possible to get deskop pc sub 70 Watts when it idles, but still have 3 or 4 cores? Every review of cpus i read results shows power consumption @idle over 100W.
 

A:Low power consumption PC with 3-4 core CPU

Well, if absolute low power consumption is a priority. I would not bother with AMD. The lowest power consumption numbers reside with Intel 32 nm parts. The Core i3-530 idles @ about 27 watts at the desktop. That puts your number within reach with a very modestly equipped PC. The i3-530 is not a true quad, but it is a dual core with hyperthreading. It's built in graphics will easily run Hi-Def recorded TV and DVD, and probably Blu-Ray as well. Although, I can't speak knowledgeably to that, since I haven't allowed them to sell me Blu-Ray yet.
 

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Hi,

Could anyone tell me what the power consumption of a ssd when the computer is power off?

I've a Toshiba Tecra R840-16J laptop (bougth 6 months ago) with a fresh intalled Plextor M5Pro 512 GB ssd. Yestarday, after a 100% charge, I shutted down the laptop and today (after 16 hours) I turn it on! The battery was at 93% !!!! Is this normal?

Regards,
paulo

A:SSD power consumption when computer is off

Yes it's normal, and it has nothing to do with the SSD. All batteries lose power over time, even when not in use.

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I'm planning on buying a new GPU, as well as a new PSU and CPU. However, since I'm on a slightly tight budget here, I might not buy everything all at once.

If I were to add a GTX 550ti 1GB to my current rig and pair that up with my 300 watt PSU (will be getting a 600 watt one) would I experience problems that would eventually damage (permanently) both my card and my PSU? Seeing as the requirements for this card are 400 watts.

I'm wondering, because I could just add each new component as I get them, IF there wouldn't be any serious issues with power, of course.
 

A:Solved: GPU power consumption?

Do not put the 550ti on the 300w PSU it is just asking for trouble. Best case it overheats and maybe blows the PSU, worst case the PSU fries and frags your CPU and motherboard (and possibly more with it) when it goes.
 

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Hey people,

I'm going to university shortly and after a time I'll have to get a place where I'll pay a power bill - including my rigs consumption. Money won't be that available during these times so I don't want to much power consumption.

I was told for my computer science degree we'll be using VM's etc so alot of RAM will definatly help. I was thinking of upgrading to http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT2KIT25664AA1067

I won't be overclocking. If you tell me the power of those modules will consume in watts please specify if your telling me about one or both together. Thank you!

If they consume to much I'll go without otherwise i'll upgrade.
 

A:DDRII power consumption

Base voltage for DDR2 modules is 1.8v. Some require additional voltage but the ones you linked use 1.8v per module.
 

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Hi guys, i recently bought an ATI radeon x1550 video card 256 MB dual port(dvi and vga). My power supply unit is of 230 Volts. I just want to know if its ok to put this card in my computer looking at the power supply?
The reason i m asking this is because i bought this card a week ago and when i installed it, the screen worked fine just for 3-5 mins and then everything became blurry and i messy. When i removed the card, it became very hot. So i replaced the card from the shop but i m afraid to put this new card again in my computer.
Please advice.
Thanks,
Dinesh.

A:x1550 power consumption

Hi Dinesh

I would test the card on another system if you can or take it back to be tested.

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My 7600GT fan recently got really noisy and I'm afraid it's starting to go bad. I have a Dell XPS400 with a 350W PSU. Will it be able to handle a 8600 GT or GTS? If not, what are my options?

Thanks

EDIT: It's actually a 375W PSU.
 

A:8600 Power Consumption

The 8600 GT and GTS consume about 20 watts more than a 7600GT, so would probably work with a 350W PSU if your 7600GT is working with it.

Replacing the fan on your 7600GT is also an option.
 

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Hello,

I have an HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower and I see that my electricity bill is going up as I use my PC long hours. I would like to know if that there is a method or programs to reduce PC peripherals for it to take less power while using it.

Thanks in advance for any advice
Ultiweap
 

A:Cooling down power consumption of my PC

go into control panel under power options and choose balanced or power saver option.
 

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Hi,
I've a PC :-
Celeron 1.7 MHZ, 40 GB HDD,256 MB DDR-SDRAM, Intel 854 GL based M/B(ATX), 15" CRT Monitor, 52X CD-ROM Drive & a 600 VA UPS as a peripheral. I've a 250 W SMPS.

How much power do you think it consumes?

Thanks.
 

A:Power Consumption of a typical PC

Abeer_d
If you are calculating Possible Power usage to see if you Power Supply can handle the load then have a look at This Site
The figures are for Maximum Utilization but I would still add a minimum of 10% for safety.
Note: Most cases the Monitor will not figure into the equation but if you wish to know its consumption there should be a label on it somewhere defining such.

Hope that helps.

Dave
 

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Hello all of you,

Since some month ago I see that my Electricity Bill is growing up due to PC Consumption and I was wondering to know if there is a program that may help to reduce the hardware watt usage to reduce the bill. I already install a program call Local Cooling that help me to put my PC in sleep mode etc... that normally I can do with Windows Vista but me I would like to know if there is one for reducing the hardware usage itself as example the HDD, Processor, Graphic Card, Sound Card and so on.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Reducing Power Consumption of PC

Not really. The max you can do is get a new, more efficient, PSU.
 

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iam having trouble finding out power consumption for a these parts (links below) and can you help me fine out how to tell. thanks

video card
http://magicmicro.com/debay.asp?iid=2890

ram
http://magicmicro.com/debay.asp?iid=3569

cpu
http://magicmicro.com/debay.asp?iid=2611

motherboard
http://magicmicro.com/debay.asp?iid=6219

hard drive
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Dig...Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item1e6d27d34c
 

A:Solved: power consumption help

try this http://images10.newegg.com/BizIntell/tool/psucalc/index.html?name=Power-Supply-Wattage-Calculator
 

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i dont understand Power Consumption:
up to 150W
1 additional 6 pin PCIe power required
 

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If I had a 300 watt power supply, would it be using 300 watts all the time if I turned my computer on? My science teacher insists so... but I doubt it. I believe the power supply only uses what it needs. For example, a computer with 6 hard drives would generallly use more wattage than a computer with only one. Who's right?
 

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Greetings all,
I am going to be upgrading to a GeForce 8800GTX (hopefully). I've been perusing a bit and have found power consumption numbers from a variety of sources. They put the card at pulling roughly 300 watts of power at full load. My questions are - Can a 500 watt power supply adequately run this card? Has anyone run any tests of thier own on the amount of power an 8800GTX needs?

I would be putting an FX-62 with it on an Asus Crosshair motherboard.
 

A:8800GTX Power Consumption

I would doubt that the card is pulling 300 watts at full load.

I looked at 3 manufacturers specs for this card and their specs were pretty much the same.

BFG-450W PCI Express-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 30A or more

EVGA-Minimum of a 450 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 28 Amps.)

ASUS-Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 30A)

Personally, if I were building or upgrading a system with this card I would use a PSU such as this;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817703006
 

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