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This is a power sucker

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 pm

hi folks...this is one of my auxiliary systems i use...its in the "chat about linux" category because it is running peppermint 8, so here goes my question...how do i ascertain just how much power this system is sucking up?...it seems to me that it makes a vampire look blood deprived...lol......i have been using this as a backup...i own 16 other computers at present but this one seems to suck up as much power as facebook and google suck up in combined info...lol...here are the specs...power supply is 600 watts...is there some way to find out just what the system is sucking up?...thanks...DAMIEN

damien@DAMIEN ~ $ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: DAMIEN Kernel: 4.15.0-13-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: F1A75-V EVO v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 1901 date: 08/31/2012
CPU: Quad core AMD A8-3850 APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm) bmips: 23202
clock speeds: max: 2900 MHz 1: 1126 MHz 2: 929 MHz 3: 804 MHz 4: 989 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6550D]
bus-ID: 00:01.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.19.5 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD SUMO (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-13-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] BeaverCreek HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500D and 6400G-6600G series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:01.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-13-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: enp1s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 531.6GB (9.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HDT72505 size: 500.1GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: Cruzer_Glide size: 31.5GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 444G used: 4.3G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 16.62GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 34.0C mobo: 26.0C gpu: 14.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0 fan-1: 3534 fan-2: 0 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0
Info: Processes: 183 Uptime: 4:58 Memory: 781.6/15513.7MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
damien@DAMIEN ~ $

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Re: This is a power sucker

Post by lsemmens » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:17 pm

Can't comment on your log, how did you determine that this machine was the pig? I'd like to work that out for my machines,too.
Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 3Gb RAM
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Re: This is a power sucker

Post by DAMIEN1307 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:15 am

real easy...i just look at my electric bill each month and the difference when im using this system versus when im not...just would like to get real time figures when its in use...its super good super fast and super expensive to use lol...DAMIEN

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Re: This is a power sucker

Post by lsemmens » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:57 am

I wish 'twere that easy for me. Three of my computers are in use most of the time. The other two I could turn off, Our bills only come in 3 monthly, It would be near impossible to live without one, or more of those computers for 3 months.
Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
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Re: This is a power sucker

Post by Neil Edmond » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:47 am

Here is an explanation of what it takes to estimate power draw for a computer: https://www.pcgamer.com/how-to-measure- ... onsumtion/

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Re: This is a power sucker

Post by sideband » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:18 am

Use a plug-in Power / Energy Monitor, something like these devices...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... r&_sacat=0

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