Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: computer power usage

14 Jul 2011   #1
Wicca

 
 
computer power usage

my computer does not say how many watts it uses it is a packard bell ipower x8870
a nvidia 8800gtx 3gb ram 1333mhz two hdd 500 each drives 52000rpm
with a quad intel core 2 Q6600 2.40ghz so how any watt does it use on the electricity please


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Jul 2011   #2
Wicca

 
 

my psu is 800 watts with 80 percent efficency bronze
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Are you looking for actual usage or what your power supply is rated at?

On a side note....Packard Bell still makes computers???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jul 2011   #4
Wicca

 
 

for actual usage like what electrity it uses
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you want to know actual usage, you need an instrument such as a Killawatt to read it.

It's unlikely to use over 200 watts unless that is a high powered video card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wicca View Post
for actual usage like what electrity it uses
No computer tells you that. You need a device, as mentioned, or a UPS with an app that pulls the usage info from the UPS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 computer power usage




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Power usage and Power savings settings questions
How much power does an dell inspiron 2020 all in one desktop if left on 24/7 with all the power savings settings disabled? I don't leave it on 24/7 but I am trying to get a cost of usage per hour in various modes. I would also like to figure out how much less it would use if you put windows 7...
General Discussion
Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button
Why does shutting down the computer, removing the AC Adapter, removing the battery (if it is a laptop), and holding down the power button for 30 seconds fix problems in one's computer. I was recently corrected in a post of mine that this does not actually do anything unless one removes the 3 volt...
Hardware & Devices
nVidia GEforce GTX 660 (no Ti) power usage 2
I'm using 2 because I made an earlier post about this and screwed up a detail, and I feel like nobody will even notice that thread. So, I got a GTX 660 GPU to replace my dead ATI Radeon HD 5770. I have a 600W Diablotek PSU, but every other time I start my computer and open Chrome, my computer...
Graphic Cards
nVidia GEforce GTX 660 (no Ti) power usage
So, my old ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card died, and I got a new one (listed in title). It works fine, but at random times, the computer will just instantly shut down, then start up a few seconds later. I've read that this is a problem for other users, but I really don't know what to do. Power...
Graphic Cards
PSU mains power usage
I have had a good look around for how much power my PSU's are using and have got some quite weird answers. One in particular said that the mains power usage / current draw is around half of what the PSU puts out. Now using that logic my latest - Corsair HX 1050 rated a bit below that figure it...
Hardware & Devices
670 power usage
can you run a GTX 670 on a 650W power supply?
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App