[RC5] Your hardware?

Noble noble at vesille.com
Sat Apr 6 03:33:04 EST 2002


RE: [RC5] Your hardware?Dual systems and new 3d graphics cards like geforce3 eat lots of power. You can burn the fuse of 250W power if you are unlucky. Atleast system will be unstable. I had an bp6+dual cel466+gf3 and it didnt even boot without boosted 350W power.

-nhk
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  From: N. Parr 
  To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net 
  Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 11:50 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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    From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Justin Hernandez
    Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 2:13 PM
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    Subject: RE: [RC5] Your hardware?


    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-----
        From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Justin Hernandez
        Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 12:00 PM
        To: 'rc5 at lists.distributed.net'
        Subject: RE: [RC5] Your hardware?


        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] 
        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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