How many watts do standard computers use?
We are trying to figure out our electric bills and how we can save electricity, some people are saying that computers use the most wattage. Is that true? What about for my laptop?
Any help woudl be appreciated..and if this need to be moved to TTTTech, then go right ahead.
Is your electric bill really THAT high? If anything you should look at other ways to save money.
1st result on google
Sleep / standby
1 -6 watts
No its not that high, its just that ppl are bitching about me having my computer plugged in and on 24/7
My dad told me that it doesnt use that much. I figured that they were just being asses.
[quote070c2f3447="zr2152"]No its not that high, its just that ppl are bitching about me having my computer plugged in and on 24/7[/quote070c2f3447]May I ask who these people are that are complaining about you leaving your computer plugged in? Is it family? ... or just random people who happen to be environmentalists?
I never turn off my pc.
I save by keeping the lights off ;)
Average PC uses around 200-250 I think. In standby around 1W, hibernate less than a watt.
I leave liseveralli servers plugged in and running 24/7 at home. It hardly makes very a dent in my monthly bill compared to someone with a similar home size and the same number of people. So one PC being on should hardly be noticeable unless that's ALL you've got. )
BTW I'd say most laptop PSU's nowadays consume around 60W-120W depending on the model, screen size, and other features, and also whether and how much power saving features are enabled.
Well there is my laptop, a desktop that isnt really on too much, and then 2 more laptops that are not really on much cause we dont have our wireless set up just yet. Once we do, they will all be on.
how much is your electric bill?
If anything your A/C takes up a lot of energy from what i noticed at my place.
Someone told me that the average desktop only costs around $6 if you leave it on 24/7.
The Kill-a-watt will tell you exactly how much something uses for about $22 or so. I have an O2 condenser on every minute that I'm home @ about 400 watts. It adds around $20 to my monthly bill. My computer which is on almost all the time adds around $5-$10 or so. I have a flat panel monitor which is less power than a CRT and I turn the monitor off when I'm not using it. [bcde2a47d93]If you're using a CRT monitor that takes nearly as much power as the computer.[/bcde2a47d93][/quotecde2a47d93]
Thank god I switched to LCD!
I need a lcd for my desky. I'm wondering when I'll start seeing those at the curb instead of CRTs. ;)
well its my roommates bitch...who i fucking hate, who thinks she ownss that place. She told me that it takes up sooooo much electricity...i knew that it was bullshit. I just wanted to run it by you all first. I fucking hate her. She is so high maintenece and annoying and...omgg i just need to bent.
whatever. thanks for all your help.
btw...ill be bumping that drunk posting thread in like 5 seconds.