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Q: computer wattage use ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: computer wattage use
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: craigeperkins-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Jan 2003 12:45 PST
Expires: 05 Feb 2003 12:45 PST
Question ID: 138373
My desk top PC has the smallest power supply available, 30 gyb hard
drive.. The moniter is  flat screen View Sonic ViewPanel VG150. What
is the wattage used.

Clarification of Question by craigeperkins-ga on 06 Jan 2003 12:47 PST
I also have  a voltage regulator I use to plug the computer and moniter into.
Subject: Re: computer wattage use
Answered By: sycophant-ga on 21 Jan 2003 01:10 PST
I'll start with the easy part:
The maximum power consumption of the ViewPanel VG150 is 38W.

Now, I am not sure what you mean by 'smallest power supply available'
- but the smallest power supply I have seen in any modern desktop PC
is 80W. However you also mention the Hard Drive size, which isn't
related to the power supply, are you confused about something?

If I am right about the power supply, then the maximum power
consumption of your computer is 118W. The voltage regulator should not
draw any addition power itself.

If you were confused about the power supply however, please feel free
to request a confirmation and provide a little more detail about your
computer and I will happily revisit my figures.

Subject: Re: computer wattage use
From: bio-ga on 06 Jan 2003 20:53 PST

If you open the case of your PC, the wattage will most probably read
on your power supply. Monitor should also have its power usage written
at the back.


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