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how much electricity does a computer use per hour??

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by adrian88, May 12, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hey guys,

    I have a question:

    how much electricity does a computer use per hour???

    Many thanks!
    adrian88, May 12, 2007 IP
  2. wvccboy

    wvccboy Well-Known Member

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    Depends... a desktop computer could use a lot of power, a laptop much less. It also depends on the specs. If you've got tons of stuff and dual core CPUs, etc, it'll require more power from the power supply.

    I hope I'm right :p
    wvccboy, May 12, 2007 IP
  3. jaree

    jaree Well-Known Member

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    #3
    $0.0039823976919003989982383830921298349082374 worth of electricity to be exact :D:D


    BTW: Your monitor uses more electricity then your CPU :)
    jaree, May 12, 2007 IP
  4. adrian88

    adrian88 Peon

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    thanks

    just curious how did you get your signature looking so great??
    adrian88, May 12, 2007 IP
  5. jaree

    jaree Well-Known Member

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    Who me? :D Well i dont know how to explain but you can change colors, text size, add emotions and all other stuff while editing a signature. I really dont know how to explain how i did that but its not Nuke science :D:D:D
    jaree, May 12, 2007 IP
  6. guy123

    guy123 Guest

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    check the BST threads for my signature design services... just kidding of course.. and your monitors do use a lot of electricity.. also just never turning your computer off or having hibernation settings is pretty wasteful as well
    guy123, May 12, 2007 IP
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    catyack Peon

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    lol I sure hope a monitor uses more power than a CPU since a cpu is just a small part of a computer
    catyack, May 12, 2007 IP
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    Muneeb2Good Well-Known Member

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    Yeah same is the answer from me. Monitor uses more power than a CPU.
    Muneeb2Good, May 13, 2007 IP
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    uttoransen Notable Member

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    a general computer with 17 intch CRT(usual big back monitor) takes about 300 watts of current!
    one unit = 1000 watts, so that means in 3 hours your computer will cost one unit of electric corrent!

    1 unit of electric current costs about 2 INR in jharkhand, india, up to 8-10 Inr in some other places in india!:)
    uttoransen, May 13, 2007 IP
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    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    I don't know but why do you asck ?
    w3bmaster, May 13, 2007 IP
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    arpitagarwal82 Notable Member

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    #12
    You can create an ebook on Signature Designing and can sell it on DP:)

    P.S. That Sanju Baba's pic in your Avatar rocks. I thing it's during that Mumbai BB case trail na?

    And to the original question of OP, the cost of electricity differs from country to country. So it also matters where you are.
    arpitagarwal82, May 13, 2007 IP
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    #13
    i really dont know. how would you find out exactly how much electricity one single appliance is using?

    I mean i have a pretty powerful computer, the specs are:

    22" widescreen monitor
    3GB DDR Ram
    2x 120GB Hard drives
    512MB Graphics Card
    Intel Core 2 Due 2.8ghz Processor
    4.1 Dolby Surround Sound
    Wireless keyboard and mouse
    flash9, May 13, 2007 IP
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    It depends on what you have hooked up to PC if you have some hudge speakers it might use more :)
    nm2002, May 13, 2007 IP
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    timsdd Peon

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    #15
    here's what I know, my LT generates enough heat to boil a 12oz. mug of hot water for hot chocolate...every hour :D

    it's like 667 degrees Kelvin on the top of my legs :eek:
    timsdd, May 13, 2007 IP
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    you can buy this thing called a kill-a-watt you plug it into your socket and then plug your computer strip into that, and it will tell you the watts it uses, and I think even do an hourly average for you, I have one somewhere I think I paid $20 bucks for it.
    catyack, May 13, 2007 IP
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    Computerized Well-Known Member

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    Not a lot, actually. A toaster uses a lot more energy than a desktop does. ;)
    Computerized, May 13, 2007 IP
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    catyack Peon

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    ummm, you most really like toast...I think it would take a few loafs to use the same amount of power...

    damn, now I am really curious, I gotta go grab a meter and check this out...

    If I don't come back it means I didn't attach the meter correctly:eek:
    catyack, May 13, 2007 IP
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    timsdd Peon

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    oh shio, what about a toaster oven :eek: :eek:
    timsdd, May 13, 2007 IP