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Hi guys i just received my FX 8150 today... and thing are not going right...

first i had this X3 455 at 3.7 paired with XFX 7950 and my power consumption while playing BF3 was 270-290watts
measure with A-Kill-Watts.

then i mounted the FX8150 and now my power consumption is like in between 430-450watts , which is a very high, according to reviews on the FX8150 they show 250-270 no more than that... why im getting this high wattage while playing?

another thing is while watching a movie my pc now consumes like 180-200watts and before it was just like 120watts
something to note i have read that maximum voltage while using the CPU is 1.3 mine go up to 1.4 why is that?

thanks

note: can some of u let me now whats your power consumption while playing??

Setting: ALL STOCK NO OC
post #2 of 87
you must have missed it . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1183064/bulldozer-power-consumption

that reading you are getting is combined cpu, gpu and other stuff in your pc. overclocked to 4.7GHz would match the consumption of xfire 7950 at stock. just my estimate.
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Should have gotten Intel. FX is worst then ever for AMD for efficiency and performance.
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Hi guys i just received my FX 8150 today... and thing are not going right...
first i had this X3 455 at 3.7 paired with XFX 7950 and my power consumption while playing BF3 was 270-290watts
measure with A-Kill-Watts.
then i mounted the FX8150 and now my power consumption is like in between 430-450watts , which is a very high, according to reviews on the FX8150 they show 250-270 no more than that... why im getting this high wattage while playing?
another thing is while watching a movie my pc now consumes like 180-200watts and before it was just like 120watts
something to note i have read that maximum voltage while using the CPU is 1.3 mine go up to 1.4 why is that?
thanks
note: can some of u let me now whats your power consumption while playing??
Setting: ALL STOCK NO OC

Bulldozer is a power hog op. Try undervolting the processor
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post #5 of 87
I feel your pain. Cutting my loses and selling the 8120 for a 3570k. The power saving will eventually pay for itself plus it's faster.
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post #6 of 87
Because... BF3 is making use of your extra cores thus delivering more performance?
Though in all seriousness, it does consume much more power than an Athlon II x3.
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if your aim was low power usage/efficiency you clearly made the wrong choice with the 8150.... ivy bridge i5 would be the best choice for that (even the cheaper i5 3450 and others)

undervolting the 8150 might help... I'm pretty sure you can do a pretty significant improvement.
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post #8 of 87
Athlon II X3 3 cores, FX-8150 4 Modules/8 Cores (and more on chip functions)
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well thanks, i guess i will have to live with it until the PD hits to see how it does in Power consumption. if not i will be obligated to divorce from AMD sad-smiley-002.gif
post #10 of 87
just undervolt yours. my 8120 hits 4ghz on 1.26 volts easy.

if you are running stock, drop that voltage down thumb.gif
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