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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
A VX550 that was also taking 4 HDDs, an overclocked quad and was ~2-3 years old.

It had the wattage but the 12v rail was overloaded is what I think, although I wasn't stressing my rig when it did blow up.
If you weren't stressing your rig when it "blew up" then it was definitely faulty. You wouldn't be anywhere near the +12v capacity limit under general/low load. Besides, it would just shut down if it's overloaded.
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post #22 of 40
if it blew up then wall socket might have been missing ze earth and your psu was a sitting duck
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It definitely wasn't missing the earth connection and it seemed fine when I pulled it apart. (For wires)

It made a muffled pop when it blew up.
    
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post #24 of 40
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I just bought my Kill-A-Watt today too. I'm surprised. Both GPU's folding get it to around 360w. Gaming is around 360w as well for me and right now I'm at 170w. My mom is getting mad though as she thinks its costing about 40$ a month. Idk how that can be right.
You also have a rosewill. Pull 365w and it will blow up.
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post #25 of 40
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yes I know but depends what your testing for? Is it to see what a pc pushes out and to see what it will cost a person is this correct. Now your pc will never run on full load 24/7 it will go up and down for the full month or till you get the Powerbill. But will the meter give you your avg usage? Now does a persons Powerbill have huge differences every month or do it stay around the same amount more or less. Not exactly the same but a small difference in it. Now by monitoring your bill a month or 2 if its up you can see if it stays at that amount more or less. So you can take the difference and compare it to what you worked out with the meter to get a avg more or less. Not saying its the best way just a thought coz the bill matters in the end
The way you stated it you made it sound like taking the difference between your bills from month to month is the best way to figure out how much power your computer pulls. It's not, a kill-a-watt is. Obviously for average usage, you could use your bill, but that doesn't always count because just last month we didn't run our AC, but this month we have started running the AC pretty much fulltime, which offers quite an increase in power usage.
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post #26 of 40
But isnt PSU at its most efficiency at the 50% load??
So isnt best if you find out the wattage for wat you usually run and then times two and add like 50 wattage extra for aging??
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But isnt PSU at its most efficiency at the 50% load??
So isnt best if you find out the wattage for wat you usually run and then times two and add like 50 wattage extra for aging??
That is a myth. Cap aging (from good caps) would take so long, you would replace the PSU within 10 years before that happens.

Most people's PSU are run at idle most of the time, not load. Higher wattage PSUs run a lot less efficiently at idle. The only time you would want to provision some extra headroom is if you are a full-time folder.
post #28 of 40
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
Are you kidding me? i'm running 3x gtx580s and folding@home gets me to like 875 watts, along with cpu folding.

650 is enough... You'll draw 550-600 watts at full..
I beg to differ ...
I drew 644W from the wall (~515W internally with 80% eff) with LinX + furmark running on my PC. Folding wise, ~450-500W from the wall max.
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post #29 of 40
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The way you stated it you made it sound like taking the difference between your bills from month to month is the best way to figure out how much power your computer pulls. It's not, a kill-a-watt is. Obviously for average usage, you could use your bill, but that doesn't always count because just last month we didn't run our AC, but this month we have started running the AC pretty much fulltime, which offers quite an increase in power usage.
I know some companies let you check your bill online. So you can check in that time period what it cost you. But remember that you pay more in peak hours for electricity than in off peak hours. That's if a person is doing the testing to see how much a pc is costing you. But a person will save more money on a bill by always making sure your fridge and freezer is filled if not try to fill it with buckets of water and using high power appliance like the stove and geyser in off peak times. Making use of light dimmers. We are in a unfortunate situation. The supplier here is semi government and the one and only. Plus middle and high class neighbourhoods get taxed a big amount to make of for low class neighbourhoods getting power for next to nothing. To top things off they don't plan ahead they wait till development kicks them under the arse overloading the grid. then they jump around and start thinking about building more powerstations but they hike the price up by 60 percent! A avg middle class neighbourhood powerbill is getting close to that of monthly installments of a brand new sedan from toyota or nissan etc etc. So if you hear in africa people are still switching on candles is not because we are 50yrs behind its because the hard working people have to pay the bills of the lazy bastards living of charity lol
post #30 of 40
Damn I can pull 660W on my kill a watt when playing bfbc2 with only 2 460's. I'm surprised everyone else is so low.
     
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