Playing music on computer use more or less electricty?

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  • John
    Lv 4
    1 year ago

    It uses less. Computers use green technologies and due to this fact, when you tell the computer to do non computing task like play music it gets angry and orders the power supply to expand the magnetic field so that field will evelop you then the brain , CPU modulates the supply to drain the extra electricity it needs from your body and brain.

    I'll bet you feel rather tired after sitting at that machine pushing keys but I'll bet you feel very drained after listening to the junk you call 'music' too.

    Much more drained than if you had listened to nothing but your own thoughts eh?

    AI is very powerful much more powerful than you!

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  • Steven
    Lv 4
    1 year ago

    It will consume low, if you are not listening on youtube..

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  • 1 year ago

    very less depeds on ur speaker vary

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  • 1 year ago

    Playing music on computer consume same electricity as it is on idle state.

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  • 1 year ago

    It uses less. The vibration from the music will push the electrons through the wires from the outlet into your PC and therefore use 'less' electricity; at least as far as the power company is concerned. If there is no vibration from a bass line, then the electrons would just sit there; if the power company didn't use it's high falutin' current alternating generator equipment to shove those electrons into your PC your PC wouldn't work. All that equipment uses electricity that you're charged for. So, play music to keep from having to use electricity or at least use less of it; unless you don't mind paying the power company so your computer can use a lot of electricity to move those electrons; you can have some peace and quiet at least, as then you won't need to play music to move 'em.

    Hint: the LOUDER the music, the less electricity use!

    • that's not how that works, at all. Sound waves are mechanical waves, so even if they would effect electrons (which they don't), they would only cause them to go forward during the wave impact, and go back to their starting position once it passes.

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  • 1 year ago

    Running any software including a music player involves the computer doing more work than when it is idle. This will use slightly more electricity, but it will not be easy to measure the difference.

    If you are only playing music, and the computer is set to turn off the screen when there is no input activity (keyboard or mouse) and no video being played, then when the screen turns off it will probably save more electricity than playing music consumes.

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  • 1 year ago

    Neither, sir. It uses the same amount of electricity.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    i think its about the sarne

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  • 1 year ago

    What "computer" equipment?

    Music compared to doing what on the computer?

    Nothing? More.

    Video games? Less.

    Internet browsing? Unknown.

    Source(s): Guesses.
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    • Richard
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Skill is wrong. Starrysky has included some totally valid scenarios. At least he is honest about the source of his answer.

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  • 1 year ago

    Of course not.

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