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Is Increacing Fan Speeds to 90-100% Unnoticeable in a Power Bill?

post #1 of 12
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It's that big of a difference going from 20% to 90-100% constant is it in terms of the power bill increasing? I'm trying to make sure anything I do with my PC doesnt increase the power bill, outside of just using it.
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post #2 of 12
The power bill wouldn't increase but the fan's lifespan will decrease.
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post #3 of 12
I suppose that depends on the fans and how many, but I would guess the increase would be negligible.
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post #4 of 12
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Hmm, okay thanks.
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post #5 of 12
Wattage = Volts * Intensity
So a fan at 9V will indeed use less power but I don't think it will impact in your bill.
    
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post #6 of 12
lets just pretend that it will increase your electric bill, but that increase wont even be noticeable.
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post #7 of 12
It won't noticeable. They don't require tons of wattage.
Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
The power bill wouldn't increase but the fan's lifespan will decrease.
Actually that would be wrong. The fan will last longer at 100%, because the motors are specced to run 100% all the time.
    
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
It won't noticeable. They don't require tons of wattage.


Actually that would be wrong. The fan will last longer at 100%, because the motors are specced to run 100% all the time.
I would include with proper maintenance to that....
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by adizz View Post
The power bill wouldn't increase but the fan's lifespan will decrease.
you will sell your cards long before u burn out the fan if ever, i bio's moded 2 8800GT's to perma run 100% and did that for like 3 years and they still worked perfect when i sold them
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post #10 of 12
Fans are not power hungry at all.
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