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Program for finding out current wattage being used?

post #1 of 23
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So I'm in a bit of a debate with my dad, and he's convinced my watercooled setup uses more electricity than his "amazingly'' efficient refrigerator (or at least based on the sound lol). I was wondering if anyone knows of a simple program that measures current wattage being used...? +rep for any help!

Thanks!
post #2 of 23
No, I don't think there's a program that is able to do that, however you can buy a device as the Kill-A-Watt to measure how many watts a device is using, in your case a PC and a refrigerator
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post #3 of 23
No program can do that. Even if it could, it'd be highly inaccurate. You could get a physical measurer and plug it between your PC and the wall, that way you can find out the power comsumption.
   
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post #4 of 23
Tell him to buy a kill-a-watt meter.Sorry to ask this but is the fridge full or is it half full etc etc?
post #5 of 23
Other then buying a kill-a-watt meter, you could probably find the estimation useage for each component online and add them up for a rough figure? lol
post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spooony View Post
Sorry to ask this but is the fridge full or is it half full etc etc?
Why? You hungry?
post #7 of 23
Watercooling has little to no effect on power consumption. A pump or two aren't going to trip the breakers, and unless you use high power fans, that's not going to make a difference either.
Post your setup -- preferably in your sig -- so that we can tell you how much you'd be drawing from the wall.
post #8 of 23
Here's for the fridge
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?...rig.calculator
Here's for your fish tank
http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp
Edited by Spooony - 5/18/11 at 5:52am
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by the_beast View Post
Why? You hungry?
what you got there lol
No fridges and freezers like to be full. The emptier they are the more power they use. When its doors go open they use more power aswell .
Edited by Spooony - 5/18/11 at 5:51am
post #10 of 23
I would think it would actually run more efficient. Parts run cooler, less wattage.. In my experience.
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