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Zamuel

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Hey Guys!
Is there any way of knowing how many watts you are using out of your psu? Any programs that can calculate through the mobo or something or is it impossible?

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The 3 following links will take you to PSU calculators:

http://www.challenge...om/goopsulator/

http://www.jscustomp...m/power_supply/

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/

Here is a guide: I have obtained this information from http://www.extremeoverclocking.com I do not take credit for building this list, this list was compiled by FatalError of extremeoverclocking.com.

Component..................Requirement............ .Line(s) Used
AGP Video Card..............30 – 50W.................+3.3V
Average PCI Card............5 – 10W....................+5V
10/100 NIC.......................4W...................... +3.3V
SCSI Controller PCI Card....20W...................+3.3V and +5V
Floppy Drive.....................5W...................... ..+5V
CD-ROM.......................10 – 25W...............+5V and +12V
DVD-ROM.....................10 – 25W...............+5V and +12V
CD-RW.........................10 – 25W...............+5V and +12V
7200rpm IDE Hard Drive....5 – 20W...............+5V and +12V
10,000rpm SCSI Drive.....10 – 40W...............+5V and +12V
Case/CPU Fans..............3W (each).................+12V
Motherboard (w/o CPU or RAM).25 – 40W......+3.3V and +5V
RAM............................8W per 128MB............+3.3V OR +5v*
Pentium III Processor.........38W......................+5V
Pentium 4 Processor..........70W......................+12V
AMD Athlon Processor........70W......................+12V

Updated and added
Cold Cathod Light......+/- 3.7w
LED Fan (4 LEDs).......+/- 1.6w


Hope this helps. :tazz:

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Thanks... Says im using 340 watts or around that. Lucky I have 480 watt psu.
I was just a little worried because I have recently got a few new components and im about to get a new graphics card etc. I wanted to be on the safe side of knowing I have enough power to run them all safely
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Always estimate a little high just to be safe :tazz:

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