Dec 18, 2013

How much electricity does a PC use when in standby?

Has anyone measured how much power a PC uses when it is in standby mode? I know it's going to vary by machine, but looking for a general idea.


Standby use = ~1W

Normal PC use = 80W

PC with 5 HDDs, core i7, 4 dimms of RAM, monitor, mouse, and keyboard = 200W

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