Power Supply Help

By Spiders
Nov 30, 2007
  1. how do you find out how much power your supply is giving you, and what happens if your not running enough? i dont have the comp manual, the comp was a hand me down so been upgrading ever since.
  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Just use one of the PSU calculators HERE or HERE

    Feed in your specs,then compare the power they recommend with what

    you own PSU is rated at.

    Under powered PSUs cause instability,and damage to components,including PSU.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Just buy a quality power supply and dont worry about the small stuff
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    For around $16 you can get a Kill-a-Watt meter which is kind of cool.

    I suppose you could take its reading, then look at the label on your PSU and see how close you are to what the PSU thinks it can deliver.

    For a frame of reference you can look at my system specs, according to the Kill-a-Watt mine uses 245W under heavy gaming conditions.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    ... and don't worry about the small stuff
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