In article <xn0fq63f02fh48000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Jeff Gaines
>PC = GA-X48-DQ6 mobo, Q9450 CPU, 9600GT graphics card, 8 GB RAM, 2 x DVD,
>3 x HD and 6 x case fans, Thermaltake 700W PSU. Running XP Pro x64.
>2 x Sharp 19" LCD monitors
>Buffalo Terastation (4 x 250 GB HD in RAID5)
>The meter shows 220W when the PC is idling and 275W running Orthos Beta
>which is running 2 of the 4 cores at 100% (Prime Torture Test).
>I am quite surprised at the low power draw - I agonised over whether a
>700W PSU would be sufficient. The input voltage and frequency on the meter
>seem accurate so hopefully the power consumption is as well.
>It seems to mean I will have a reasonable margin if I go for the suggested
>APC Back-UPS ES 700 - UPS.
I'm not so sure. I ran an AMD X2 4800+, 4 HD, 6600GT vid card, 1
optical, 3 fans, ZooStorm 500W PSU system (i.e. one considerably less
power-sucking than yours) on an APC SmartUPS 500 (~350W).
The UPS used to complain of an overload and bleep regularly, though it
would happily run the system long enough to power down on mains failure.
The warning bleep was so irritating though, that I dismantled it and
desoldered the piezo buzzer from the PCB :)
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