[RC5] Your hardware?

Justin Hernandez justin.hernandez at timedomain.com
Fri Apr 5 17:17:51 EST 2002


i would vote on seriously pushing your luck!
 
i had to upgrade my power supply to a 350 watt antec supply, when i began
having intermittent memory problems
dirty power, the new supply fixed it right up, right now i'm runing 5 hard
drives, o'clocked processor, cd rom, floppy.
 
vk

-----Original Message-----
From: N. Parr [mailto:nparr at usa.net]
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 2:51 PM
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Actually, I have a machine with 8 ide drives, 1scsi drive , two nic's, scsi
card, vid card, 4 case fans, and it only has a 250w power supply in it.
It's been running stable for well over a year now and never gets turned off
and is always active.  It's also running dnet.  So either my power supply is
underrated or I'm not using 250w or I'm really pushing my luck.
Niles

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[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Justin Hernandez
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that's also true, most of the time you aren't using that, and you are never
using that if you dont have 4 ide devices and many slots filled.
 
vk
 
i really dont know what monitors consume however...

-----Original Message-----
From: N. Parr [mailto:nparr at usa.net]
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 12:39 PM
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I am under the impression that just because the power supply says 300 watts
doesn't mean it constantly uses 300W.  It only gives the machine what it
needs at any point in time.
Niles

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Justin Hernandez
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 12:00 PM
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it's not really all that much if you think about it, unless you start to
count monitors... 

normal comp power supplies are 250-300 watts, beefed up some are 350-400
(not counting the dual machines of course) 

when you think about it, that's really only 4 100w lightbulbs being on in
the house. 

considering the true ramifications of TURNING OFF my lights at home, i did a
quick figure, and i think i remember that if i left one lightbulb on 24/7
for the entire month it only adds a little over a buck to my energy bill...

course, i live in TVA land, and my power costs about a nickel per kilowatt
hour... so that helps. 

valis 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Noble [ mailto:noble at vesille.com <mailto:noble at vesille.com> ] 
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 6:18 PM 
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Geez... Should we all have tiny nuclear powerplant in our livingroom. 

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