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Old 04-17-2005, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any kind of program I can grab that will tell me the max power I can pull out of my power supply? As far as I know, my max is supposed to be 650 watts, but I wanna be sure if I can.


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Old 04-17-2005, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you need a physical meter. Not sure what it's called.
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Hrm i forgot the name, but I have one. It only measures what your PSU is pulling in though.
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Thanks guys. I did some reading up on my power supply. It's supposed to have 510 watts of continual power and a peak power of 650 watts. Is that pretty good?
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That's plenty of power for most systems.
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Maybe I should have mentioned I'm running an SLI system. Should be enough power for that..................hopefully.
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Depends on the brand, as cheap brands dont do near what they say.


Ever since I had a cheap PS take out an ENTIRE PC, i havnt used cheap PS's
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I honestly don't know the brand. It came stock on my Alienware.
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Alienware power supplies are just rebranded Antec or PC Power and Cooling power supplies. I'm 100% positive that this is your exact power supply but rebranded by Alienware:

http://www.xoxide.com/pc-power-and-c...-510w-sli.html

As you can see it's built for SLI. You have plenty of power. That is a sweet power supply, top of the line.
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Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
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Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
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Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
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