What's Rest of Chip Power and why is it so high?

veirian

New Member
On idle it seems like my CPU is using almost 15W, 10 of which are labelled as Rest of chip power. Does anyone know what that encompasses and what the problem could be?
 

veirian

New Member
rest_of_chip_power.png
Just under the CPU in the sensors tab (highlighted in yellow in the image). I think it might have to do with some USB devices but I only have a mouse plugged in so I don't see why it uses 10W.
 

Martin

HWiNFO Author
Staff member
No, it's part of the CPU power. Hovering mouse over it (if you have tooltips enabled) will tell you more.
 
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