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PSU calculations help!

By kmatthews24
Sep 2, 2010
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  1. Im looking into buying a new PSU for my computer because i believe my old one is shot. (Reading +5v on the +12v rail) but dont know how much wattage to buy.

    I've been using eXtreme Power Supply Calculator, but i dont know where to look for all the required information in my computer for all the calculations.

    Can someone give me a link i may have overlooked in the forums or help me in this post?
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    And you know what?
    The only things we know about your computer is whatever information you give us. That happens to be absolutely nothing at the moment.

    Aside from that, online powersupply calculators aren't that applicable in practice, and lack details about amperage. They also can't recommend quality brands like a person could...
     
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,687   +1,877

    I now know less than when I started reading this thread. :rolleyes:

    Not only about power supplies, but computers in general.
     
  4. kmatthews24

    kmatthews24 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I copy and pasted a hardware report from EVEREST....that enough info?


    --------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

    Version EVEREST v2.20.405
    Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
    Report Type Report Wizard
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
    Date 2010-09-03
    Time 12:28


    --------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Computer:
    Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
    DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)



    Motherboard:
    CPU Type Unknown, 2200 MHz
    Motherboard Name Unknown
    Motherboard Chipset Unknown
    System Memory 1984 MB
    BIOS Type Award (07/25/07)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Display:
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 (256 MB)
    Monitor BenQ FP931/T904 [19" LCD] (1444995)

    Multimedia:
    Audio Adapter Realtek HD Audio output

    Storage:
    IDE Controller NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller
    IDE Controller Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
    Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
    Disk Drive WDC WD80 0AAJS-00PSA0 SCSI Disk Device (74 GB)
    Disk Drive Seagate FreeAgentDesktop USB Device (298 GB, USB)
    Optical Drive LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H
    SMART Hard Disks Status OK
     
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    It looks like you could go with good 400W psu easily
     
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,687   +1,877

  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  8. kmatthews24

    kmatthews24 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 29

    thanks alot to all who helped you guys have been awesome. (as per usual im sure)
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    This PSU is cheaper than the Earthwatts (after rebate, promo code EMCYXYN33 and with free shipping), and will also be quite sufficient for your system.
     
  10. kmatthews24

    kmatthews24 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 29

    wow thanks rage, good thing i waited till this week to put the order in :p
     
  11. kmatthews24

    kmatthews24 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 29

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