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Enough power?

By xfalcon7x
Jun 9, 2006
  1. How can I tell if there is enough powerfor my computer. Ive been getting BSOD's and Im trying to eliminate possibilities. Is there any way to test how much power is coming to the system?
     
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Short answer, because you asked it, means NO. Way too technical to perform unless you have all the stuff needed.

    Read the links in my sig line below and post back your systems specs and PSU watts, and 5 and 12Volt output amps. You can read this off the PSU label (see pic in my sig, LABEL).

    We need your mobo, cpu, video card, amount of ram, how many hdd's, optical drives. All the things that draw power.

    cheers.
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    In general, most new computers won't perform well with PSUs that are less than 450W, especially if you have high end video cards. There are several PSU calcualtors available for free on the net. Just do a search.
     
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