leaving a p.c on but without the monitor on

  cjdavid 23:37 25 Mar 03

im wondering, how much power does a p.c take, but without the monitor? my setup is a amd 2000+ with 256 ddr. anyone have any ideas?

  LastChip 23:44 25 Mar 03

It depends on what is in use, and the loading on the CPU, ie. how hard it is working.

  powerless 23:45 25 Mar 03

Turning off the Monitor would save power also using the options in windows you can turn off the hard disc(s).

As to how much i do not know.

  powerless 23:46 25 Mar 03

me see now.

  Megatyte 23:49 25 Mar 03

Too many variables, but you can determine the max power pulled by the size of your PSU.


  woodchip 23:50 25 Mar 03

Very little, Monitor uses the most power The system cannot be equated as it reduces 230AC volts to at most 30DC So you cannot go on Watts alone

  cjdavid 23:51 25 Mar 03

hi thanks,

yeah i'm not going to stress it in anyway. just have my adsl connection on and the firewall on and that it. anyone know how much power it takes? say compared to a light bulb?

thanks guys

  Megatyte 23:57 25 Mar 03

Aren't you forgetting Ohms' Law?

  woodchip 00:05 26 Mar 03

Cost more on multimeter or calc battery's to bother

  Megatyte 00:11 26 Mar 03

Correct. That's why I didn't bother..;o)

  vaughan007 00:22 26 Mar 03


Are you trying to reduce your electricity bill?


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