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This was measured @ the wall. Because you don't want your power supply to run too close to its maximum output, as that will shorten its lifespan, make it less efficient (costing you more on the electricity Thoughts?The two biggest things to me (besides being able to run and not burn my tower to the ground) are noise levels and perhaps temperature (mainly noise levels). Will there ever be 100% efficient Power Supplies?

That's my understanding and im just now starting to get into PSU's lol Aug 25, 2010 at 9:00 AM #19 Mussels Moderprator Staff Member Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 45,603 Example: 1000 watt power supply vs a 400 watt power supply. How much power do you think GTX 860 will need? Aug 25, 2010 at 9:27 AM #20 a_ump Joined: Nov 21, 2007 Messages: 3,685 (1.10/day) Thanks Received: 401 Location: Smithfield, WV System Specs System Name: Felix777 Processor: Core [email protected] Motherboard: Biostar https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/what-happens-if-you-go-over-your-computer-s-psu-watts-190716/

What Happens If Power Supply Is Too Weak

If you have a question, start by using the search box up at the top of the page - there's a very good chance that your question has already been answered I'm not worried about idle usage, just usage under heavy load.Here's a better question: would it be unsafe to try it anyways and see if the system fails? I see a potential reviewer for TPU here Aug 25, 2010 at 10:26 AM #23 a_ump Joined: Nov 21, 2007 Messages: 3,685 (1.10/day) Thanks Received: 401 Location: Smithfield, WV System How much it draws will vary from power supply to power supply.

How to check if field value belongs to multi-select picklist with formula? Heat is not lost... A good PSU has protection circuits and will shut down gracefully, a device like that will most likely self-immolate, and may take other parts into the fiery abyss with it.The Rosewill Does Higher Watts Mean More Power Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other usersIllegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal contentOffensive: Sexually explicit or offensive languageSpam: Advertisements or commercial links Submit report Cancel report Track this discussion

Aug 25, 2010 at 3:54 AM #10 MilkyWay Joined: Aug 16, 2007 Messages: 7,190 (2.09/day) Thanks Received: 733 The transformers aren't 100% efficient is because there is energy loss, some of Gaming PC Budget High-End Extreme HTPC - SFF Gaming PC Budget: $300-500 Mainstream: $600-1100 High-End: $1800 Workstation Entry-Level: $600+ Mainstream: $1150-1800+ High-End: $4000-$10000+ Q&A Additional Resources Blogroll Glossary Sitemap What is Efficiency has nothing to do with this. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/323755-28-higher-power-supply-wattage-electricity newtekie1 says thanks.

Power grid transformers are 98% and above efficient, Experimental transformers using superconducting windings achieve efficiencies of 99.85% even such a small increase saves a lot of money. More Watts Means More Electricity Your last sentence is utter rubbish, in the context of a PC needing a certain amount of power i.e. 350W then the 1000W psu does not draw double the 400W PSU. I had one motherboard that fried a capacitor and later found it to be a design flaw in the IC7 from ABIT (thank god they are gone!), so to remedy I Let's say the computer only uses about 350 watt max. 25 answers Last reply Apr 24, 2013 More about higher power supply wattage electricity esreverJan 14, 2012, 4:27 PM no, the

Can You Have Too Much Wattage Power Supply

Where's the problem? Not Considering the extra power requirements of Overclocking Not Considering How Many Connectors you Need Now and Not Planning Possible Parts Upgrades Down the road

Making Sure You Have Enough What Happens If Power Supply Is Too Weak Not Considering the Extra Power Requirements of Overclocking Overclocking, or raising a part's (CPU, Video Card, RAM) frequency beyond the manufacturer set frequency to gain extra performance, is a strain for What Happens If Power Supply Is Not Enough For Graphics Card do you actually know what a mock up means...i didnt name any brand i just pulled numbers out my ass to make the point that 1000w psu's have to use more

I agree to a certain extent. This assumes a 12 Cent/KwH energy rate, if you pay more for your electricity, then the numbers will be slightly higher. An upgraded computer may shut down because the existing power supply isn't strong enough. I call BFG again and they explain to me that they can change PSU again but the chances of the replacement being bad too are "astronomical". Is It Safe To Install A Higher Wattage Power Supply In My Computer

Now if your neighbor (or neighborhood) has usages that are significant by device (machines, large equipment, things that use LOTS of power: this is common in business zoned areas BTW…) or Ok. Question? Ask !

See How can I ask better questions on Server Fault? Does A Bigger Power Supply Use More Electricity You are not asking the right question. A power supply with an efficiency of 70% will use about 710W to output 500W.

Permalink Ledlock submitter 1 point 27 months ago That's about what I was going for.

Oops… we needed 400 and we only have 360. [I used 90 because it was easier to understand than 100 to me anyway, 90 is a little extreme overall but short-term by Leo A. I try searching for one that the same size but they all diffrent sizes, am afraid I buy one and it wont fit? What Is The Name Of The Small Switch On The Back Of Most Power Supplies Called How Much PSU Wattage Headroom Should I Leave?

Meanwhile the machine is on b/c I hear all the fans going. like i'm thinking 500-1000 with 100watt intervals on bottom of graph. Thanks TPU Aug 25, 2010 at 4:26 AM #16 JATownes Joined: Nov 9, 2008 Messages: 2,074 (0.69/day) Thanks Received: 795 Location: Texas System Specs System Name: Behemoth-6700k Processor: i7 6700k There are better units out there, but that one is good.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. This is especially true if you have a or several dedicated video card(s). OT: sorta lol, have we created a thread section that's just strait up full of informative threads like this? Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2012 3:03 AM PST In reply to: Also looking into buying graphics card, still confused.

asked 6 years ago viewed 15546 times active 6 years ago Blog Women in the 2016 Stack Overflow Survey Visit Chat Linked 1 Regarding power supply unit's power 6 Reduce power So if your PC hardware is only using 200W, your 500W power supply won't draw 500W. I also think a gold rated unit is a very good thing, costs you more upfront but you save that back & then some over the years via a cheaper electricity