1kW Computer?

Rumors have been floating around that the quad processor PowerMac I ordered comes with a 1,000 watt power supply. I sure hope it doesn’t actually *use* 1kW while it’s on, because if it does, I might cause some California brownouts again. 🙂

Speaking of which, I hope the operating system has the ability to turn off CPUs (or just lower the frequency for them) on demand.

2 thoughts on “1kW Computer?”

  1. Hey Shawn,
    Believe you or not, but the power supply may very well be consuming MORE that 1kW, although the PC (well, OK, PowerMac) draws less due to heat losses in the power supply itself. It may also be a heck of a power line noise transmitter, so if you happen to use X-10 home automation, be prepared for trouble.
    Good luck!

    Hey, nice job with the D.P. site. I love the forums and I’m glad it gives you capacity to buy the biggest ass computer stuff you wanted. Way to go!

    Cheers,
    D.

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