does a 450w power supply actually use 450w of energy at all times?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by psion, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. psion

    psion Guest

    does a 450w power supply actually use 450w of energy at all times, evern
    though there are few components in the box?
    psion, Aug 5, 2004
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    Brian Guest

    "psion" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
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    > does a 450w power supply actually use 450w of energy at all times, evern
    > though there are few components in the box?
    >
    >
    >


    no.. thats what it is capable of.
    Brian, Aug 5, 2004
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    M Guest

    A power supply uses only what the components demand. So no it wont use 450w
    unless you have a very loaded system.
    "psion" <> wrote in message
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    > does a 450w power supply actually use 450w of energy at all times, evern
    > though there are few components in the box?
    >
    >
    >
    M, Aug 5, 2004
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    °Mike° Guest

    No, because it's a switching power supply; 450w is it's
    maximum load capacity. On the other hand, if you have
    every available slot drawing power, then it's conceivable
    that it could.


    On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 13:31:25 -0500, in
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    psion scrawled:

    >does a 450w power supply actually use 450w of energy at all times, evern
    >though there are few components in the box?
    >


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    °Mike°, Aug 5, 2004
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