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Old 04-20-2005, 09:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There anything out there that can tell how much power i'm using on each device and in total, want to make sure I won't have any problems iwth my psu

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Old 04-20-2005, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As in the exact components in your existing machine? I suggest you use the device specifications to calculate this instead of measuring it. Components won't always output their maximum power requirement and unless if u want to sit infront of ur computer looking at the measurements, I suggest u just read the spec.

Also, devices won't use their max power consumption simultaneously. A good rule of thumb is to use a PSU calculator with ur exact components or just add up the #'s manually based on "official" data, and make ur PSU power higher than this. b/c ur final # will be the max power requirement. It will hardly reach this during ur use.
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