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Typical CPU watts?

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I'm not sure what is typical for a 555 like mine. I did try searching but couldn't find anything other than people talking about PSU vs Wattage.

Anyway, it's overclocked currently 4.1Ghz. Sits on 61.5 Idle and 170.5 on load.

EDIT: Also anyone know what that "TMPIN2" temp gauge is for? I know 0 is for Mobo, and 1 is CPU. But I can't figure out the 3rd temp.



Edited by gcampton - 2/24/11 at 5:03am
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On stock it's suppose to be maximum 80W (probably around 50W); @4.1GHz and (I just guessed) 1.5V it's 127W, probably a bit less.

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Don't know about that sensor; it may be another temp measurement point on the board. Try to see how/if it evolves with the load or when having the case open/closed - this way you see for example if it's related to case temp it could be a mobo temp sensor, if it rises quicker than case temp it could be the NB/SB/VRM, etc.
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Corsair Force 3 TRUE Win 7 Pro x64 ACER 23" TN  
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400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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post #3 of 4
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If I put in my CPU, and oc it to to 4k and give it 1.4v it says it should be 118.

If i put in a x3 740, which is close to equal... i get 136 wats.

175 still seems pretty high.

When I hit calculate total wattage i get 599W.
add on the extra 50 for the CPU, 649 wats.
Lucky im using a 675W PSU eh?
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The TDP is due to unlocked cores... but it wouldn't be that high
don't trust HWMonitor's wattage rating
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