Krogoth wrote:Care to enlightenment me?
just brew it! wrote:I wonder how much of that is the FX and how much is the dual GPUs. Looks like it idles at about the same power level as my old dual Socket A Athlon MP rig (and power usage was the main reason I decided to retire that rig instead of using it as a file server).
DPete27 wrote:do you have AMD Cool 'n' Quiet turned off rcs? Without cool 'n' quiet on, I don't believe the CPU will throttle its clocks down when idle, but what do I know, I'm an Intel guy. No Kill-a-Watt for me. I just can't justify the $20 for something so trivial...."oooh look, ____ watts, niice" It is what it is.
axeman wrote:Where does one obtain said kill-a-watt? I have a pretty high electricity bill. I'm in Canada, and my electricity is something on the order of $0.10/kwh. Most of our electrical generation here is coal-fired power stations. I miss Manitoba and their Hydro for 6.7 cents/kwh.
notfred wrote:In Ottawa the public library lends out Kill-A-Watt meters http://ottawa.bibliocommons.com/item/sh ... ill_a_watt
Check your library to see if they do the same thing
anotherengineer wrote:axeman wrote:Where does one obtain said kill-a-watt? I have a pretty high electricity bill. I'm in Canada, and my electricity is something on the order of $0.10/kwh. Most of our electrical generation here is coal-fired power stations. I miss Manitoba and their Hydro for 6.7 cents/kwh.
I hear ya. In Ontario after, delivery, debt repayment fee, 13% HST electricity works out to about 17 cents/kWhr, about double Manitoba, yes feel the butt hurt. My mom had forced air electric heat, my brother and I got a nat. gas furnace to replace it about 8 months ago and it payed for itself in 3 months lol
I put it on an older fridge for fun and ended up at about $23/month (using 16cents/kwhr), I am in partial disbelief when I get the hydro bill every month and it says the family consumed over a megawatt-hr of power!!!!
I use this to check stuff out, it more accurate for resistive loads, the switching PSU's will make it bounce around occasionally.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/G ... ?locale=en
Watch for sales, I picked it up for $15 bucks.