Power consumption,late 2009 iMac 27inch

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  1. hackertom macrumors member

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    can anyone tell me the power consumption for late 2009 iMac 27inch?

    and the sleep mode?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    For the 4670 Radeon model, it's 365W max, 0 on idle. If it has the Radeon 4850, it's 145W on idle and the same on max.

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201918
     
  3. DeltaMac, Jun 20, 2016
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    DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    That page does not show 0 (zero), but (*), meaning that the info is not available. So, comparing to other 27-inch iMacs, maybe in the range of 90-110w for idle.
    I don't think that "idle" means "sleep", which on most Macs is less than 5w, IIRC.
    Idle should mean "no load"

    After searching around, some Macs use less than 1 w/hour in sleep mode.
     
  4. hackertom thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeap with 4850redeon model, I leave the computer open at night for torrent download and concern about high consumption
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Hmmm
    You DID ask about sleep mode, so I leaped to the conclusion that you were interested in power consumption during sleep mode. That is clearly not your need. Your personal sleep time is just not the same as the Mac's sleep time. :D

    Easy enough to put only the display to sleep, which should help considerably with your power needs.
     

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