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Watt Checker?


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TheWhiteRose000

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Okay guys I'm after a program that can check the watt usage for a computer.
Does anyone got any recommendations?

Like how speed fan checks the temps for the computer and what not.
is there one for watt's?

It would really help
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mkau

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The power supply always says what its wattage is.
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The power supply always says what its wattage is.


The PSU only lists what it can output or what it was designed to output. It will never tell you what it's doing now.

I very much doubt a software program does exist that can tell you the load on a computer, because there's realistically no way of knowing without an appropriate piece of hardware in the chain.
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worth a try asking at least.

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unfortunately the computer can't really tell you that info...the PSU itself doesn't know how much wattage is being used...there are no sensors or mechanics inside of the system to calculate that number

you could get a kill-a-watt (or make your own) to get this info
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Thanks Dsenette,.
I thought of that first but figure'd I'd try my luck asking.
Cause hey asking never really hurt ya know?

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Oh well looks like I gotta get one of these.
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The other thing I would say as well if you intend to downsize your power supply because your watt measurer says the machine is only using 150w, then I don't recommend you downsize it. It will not save you any money. A 400w power supply uses no more power than a 200w one, but provides enough leeway for extra demand if it's needed later. If a 200w PSU suddenly finds it has to provide more juice it'll just go pop.
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