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#1 wemibelec90

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 09:30 AM

I am getting a new graphics card. I need to know how to check how much power my computer can take so I can know if I have to upgrade my power source or not.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 10:10 AM

Hi wemibelec90

I have a couple of sites that can help you figure out your power requirements. PC Power & Cooling, Inc has one where you have to do the math yourself. Computer Power Supply Calculator will let you enter your devices and calculate for you, although I can't vouch for the accuracy of that one.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:27 PM

Thanks, but I also need to check how much power my computer can handle.

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:44 PM

The way the circuits and power connections are designed a computer will only draw whatever power is needed. Its not a matter of how much power it can handle but rather how much power it needs. If you have a power supply that doesn't provide enough power you can have freeze ups and crashes but you can have a power supply that can provide 5 times as much as you need with no ill effects.

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