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Solved: How much power do hardware devices take?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tomabounader, Nov 28, 2006.

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  1. tomabounader

    tomabounader Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Any ideas on an approximation for what sort of power supply I would need for this machine:

    P4 (skt478) 3.2Ghz Prescott
    1 X ATA 100 HDD
    3.5' Floppy
    CD-RW
    DVD-ROM
    Belkin Wireless Card
    128 Mb Radeon 9800 Pro
    2 X Internal case fans
    1 X CPU cooling fan

    Also it would be great if you could tell me what values you used for future reference!

    Tom
     
  2. tomabounader

    tomabounader Thread Starter

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    Found these stats around on the net...

    * Motherboard 15-30 watts
    * Low-end CPU 20-50 watts
    * Mid to high range CPU 40-100 watts
    * RAM 7 watts per 128MB
    * PCI add-in card 5 watts
    * Low to mid level graphics card 20-60 watts
    * High-End graphics card 60-100 watts
    * IDE hard drive 10-30 watts
    * Optical drives 10-25 watts

    Any ideas if these are still valid?
     
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    If your interest is in installing/replacing a power supply, I certainly would recommend buying a high-wattage one from a reputable vendor and not a low cost one.

    This assures that if the time comes for a hardware upgrade or addition, you have plenty of "juice" to avoid problems.

    Now, if your question was to gather general-knowledge conversation, that's another matter....

    :cool:
     
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