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Power Usage

May 1, 2009

I borrowed a power meter from the Library the other day and tested my new computer with it. It used less power then I thought it did. The box draw a max of 260W, but it was the monitor that really stumped me. Standby mode does absolutely nothing to the power usage when the computer is on.  Has anyone else out there had a similar experience?

In Stand By mode 12W
Sitting at the desktop 170W – 200W
Using all 8 cores at once 260W
On 50W
Off 0W
Stand By with computer on 50W
Stand By with computer off 2W

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