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vivek

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I finally got around to using the asus epu with my maximus formula. the results are awesome.


162 watts @ 2.4 ghz idle ***these two are from anandtech's website and represent the entire system's power usage
205 watts @ 2.4ghz load

with epu: ******this is just the cpu

16 watts @2.4 ghz idle
62 watts @ 2.4 ghz load (during prime small ffts)

it cant run under overclocked mode which really sucks, but i guess i can just restart and load my oc profile before gaming...
 
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MIAHALLEN

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I finally got around to using the asus epu with my maximus formula. the results are awesome.


162 watts @ 2.4 ghz idle ***these two are from anandtech's website
205 watts @ 2.4ghz load


with epu:

16 watts @2.4 ghz idle
62 watts @ 2.4 ghz load (during prime small ffts)

it cant run under overclocked mode which really sucks, but i guess i can just restart and load my oc profile before gaming...

How are you measuring that? That sounds too good to be true :confused:
 

MIAHALLEN

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humm...interesting...so they make the software to save power, and they make the software that reports power savings too...:eh?: :D

IMHO, it gives a better picture if you measure power of the entire rig at the outlet ;)
 
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vivek

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how do i that? what do i need? i really wanna see the diff too..if u want i can post some screenshots of the software's reporting..
 
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vivek

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i really think it makes a diff. the vcore is significantly reduced. im going to see if i can get a kill-a-watt, but this is just to show you what I'm saying..
 

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ps2cho

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Not possible. I will be releasing a power consumption article in the next week on the front page and from my testing so far, that is not possible. Not even close.

16w idle? Come on...:screwy:
 
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vivek

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i agree..it does sound too good..but what about the load usage in the pic i posted? when you do ur article, could you include ur q6600 rig? its very similar to my setup..im eagerly waiting to read ur article..
 

ps2cho

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If you add on about 100w to that load it seems more reasonable. 62w would be your graphics card ALONE.
 

SkiBum1207

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yeah 16w would be almost atom level! get a kill a watt, it will come in handy lonnng in the future! I wonder if the software uses an actual amperage shunt or just uses Ohms law to try to guess the amperage due to the voltage drop...
 

Boulard83

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Jan 19, 2009
These are all for the entire system. Watercooled + ~10 fans + 4 hdds.

E6850 @ 3.6ghz on a P5N32-e SLi
Idle : ~180w
+ CPU 100% : ~260w

Q9550 @ 3.825ghz on an Asus P5Q
Idle : ~150w
+ CPU 100% : ~250w

I7 920 @ 4.008ghz on a P6TD Deluxe
Idle : ~180w
+ CPU 100% : ~280w