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    I just got a power inverter for my car. Its rated at 300 watts, with a max of I think 375.

    I have a 500 watt power supply on my pc.That is up to 500 right? Or is it consistantly taking that much power?

    According to:
    http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_sup...or.php?cmd=AMD

    I am using 282watts. I had to select GeForce 6800 when I only have a 6200 though.

    With it just my bare parts:
    Athlon XP 2600+
    2x512 MB ram
    No optical drive
    1 harddrive

    I am using 198watts. My monitor is around 50-53 (i think).

    My question is, would it be safe to hook up my pc and monitor to the 300 watt inverter. Or would I need to get a 250watt psu?
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    Darth Sushi's Avatar Sushi Lord
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    I doubt you'll do any damage by trying. The inverter might trip or your car fuse might go if it can't handle it. But I do suggest you power up the pc and monitor seperately. Also, monitor the heat output of your inverter.

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    ...and keep the engine running so the battery doesn't go flat in ten minutes

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    Ok, ill give it a try. Probably not til Sunday though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingaBoiy
    Ok, ill give it a try. Probably not til Sunday though.
    You are going to wait till yesterday?
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    The PSU wattage rating isn't the same as the power consumption of the PC.

    @lynx, he started the thread yesterday (Sunday).
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 11-14-2005 at 02:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Quote Originally Posted by SingaBoiy
    Ok, ill give it a try. Probably not til Sunday though.
    You are going to wait till yesterday?
    Maybe his car is a Delorean?

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    Yea, i started it Sunday but I didnt have enough time to grab everything and put it in my car before work.

    You do know there will be a Sunday next week to right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SingaBoiy
    You do know there will be a Sunday next week to right?
    Are you absolutely certain about that?
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  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
    Quote Originally Posted by lynx
    Quote Originally Posted by SingaBoiy
    You do know there will be a Sunday next week to right?
    Are you absolutely certain about that?
    Ummm... I hope so.
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