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How can you tell if too much is plugged in your powersupply?


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#1 kissthesky

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:44 PM

Is it just a matter of adding up the watts? If so, what all am I looking for? Or is there a cool program that will do all this for me?

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:37 PM

http://www.antec.outervision.com/ This is what I usually use.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 08:20 PM

That was a very useful site. Thanks

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:35 PM

No problem hope everything goes well for you

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 04:51 PM

To OP...please check your PMs which need reading :).

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

If you're doing this before you buy it, use the tool posted.

However, if you're asking this question in a diagnostic sense:

If the power supply is overworked, the computer will abruptly turn off when it's under load. "Load" refers to doing something that uses all of the computer's resources. To put the computer under load, play a game, or run prime95 or other stress testing software.




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