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Power consumption of my computer

I have always been trying to calculate how much energy is consumed by each of the electrical appliances I have at my home. I had a first hand experience of Wattmeter, a device that calculates the wattage of a device at Electrical Systems Lab. during my second year of undergraduate studies. But I never dared to buy it, as an estimate cost of it was around USD 100. So, I would normally estimate it comparing it to ratings of a standard device.

Measure power consumption of computer using wattmeter But thanks to a lovely research initiative at Microsoft, a windows application called Joulemeter is a reality. Joulemeter can quickly estimate the power consumption of your computer based on the screen’s brightness, the microprocessor, etc. And now I can measure the wattage of my computer to be 74W. I still need to verify this, but as the application is vendored at Microsoft, I can have some faith on the data.

Note: You Need Microsoft VS DotNet Framework 3.5 for running the application

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1 comment to Power consumption of my computer

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