Originally Posted by Joa3d43
Originally Posted by Belial
I have a question about power draw-
So in hw-info, my VRM (z77x-ud5h) shows power draw:
Like what do these numbers mean? Can I figure out how much my CPU wattage is based on those numbers? If not, are they close (like software vcore and 12v/3.3v/5v rail readings aren't 100% accurate but they are close)? How do you get your actual cpu wattage then?
...software watt readings tends to be somewhat inaccurate (unfortunately)...try a Multi-meter on the board itself...and hard OCers also use a kill-a-watt meter (around $20) that goes between your system and the wall power outlet..
...here are two pics from Sin0822's Ivy OC guide which you can use as guide posts
So no one knows what those VRM readings on my HW info means? I'm not asking if they are reliable (although i want to know that too), I'm asking what they mean at all, or supposed to mean. Would Power (POUT) and Power(Input) be added together for total cpu draw?
If you take a look here we see the power draw (12v current monitor on the 8 pin connector) when running wprime 1024 on a 3570K on a G1 Sniper M3, what is amazing about this shot is that 234W is being provided to the CPU VRM through a 4-pin power connector powering a 6 phase VRM (identical CPU phase quality as UD3H and UD5H and Sniper 3). The CPU is at 6.1 GHz. T
Sins guide - so how exactly is this done? I have a DMM, how would I go about measuring my power draw of system components?