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    how do i see how much power my pc is using.
    now that iv got:
    2 hard drives
    2 cd drives
    1 lazer light
    1 usb 12inch light
    2 of my 4inch lights r plugged in with 2 not.

    i think my power must be about to blow soon. will it go BOOM or what?

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    get worried when flames come out the back of your pc, lol

    no seriously, if your comp is running ok, then there is no problem , you would start to notice weird stuff like it not starting up properly , and hardware issues

    besides lights dont take up that much,

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    Code:
    AMD CPU * * * * *68 Watts
    RAM * * * * * * *18 Watts ?
    Hard disk1 * * * *7 Watts
    Hard disk2 * * * *7 Watts
    Motherboard * * *20 Watts ?
    CD Writer * * * *15 Watts ?
    DVD player * * * 15 Watts ?
    Graphics card * *36 watts ?
    
     * * * * * * * ------------------- +
     * * * * * * * * 186 Watts *
    And check this thread

    Then of course you have to add:

    Fans
    lights
    etc.

    You won't be using all components at maximum power all the time of course.

    Most times your PC will become unstable when you're at the limit of your PSU.

    Edit:
    This PSU-power calculator should solve all your problems.

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    Originally posted by FlyingDutchman@20 March 2004 - 15:12
    Code:
    AMD CPU * * * * *68 Watts
    RAM * * * * * * *18 Watts ?
    Hard disk1 * * * *7 Watts
    Hard disk2 * * * *7 Watts
    Motherboard * * *20 Watts ?
    CD Writer * * * *15 Watts ?
    DVD player * * * 15 Watts ?
    Graphics card * *36 watts ?
    
     * * * * * * * ------------------- +
     * * * * * * * * 186 Watts *
    And check this thread

    Then of course you have to add:

    Fans
    lights
    etc.

    You won't be using all components at maximum power all the time of course.

    Most times your PC will become unstable when you're at the limit of your PSU.
    when i turn my pc on the cd dirves turn on and see if theres a cd in all so do usb things take up much?

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    Originally posted by gungrave+20 March 2004 - 14:17--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (gungrave @ 20 March 2004 - 14:17)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-FlyingDutchman@20 March 2004 - 15:12
    Code:
    AMD CPU &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;68 Watts
    RAM &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;18 Watts ?
    Hard disk1 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;7 Watts
    Hard disk2 &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;7 Watts
    Motherboard &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;20 Watts ?
    CD Writer &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;15 Watts ?
    DVD player &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 15 Watts ?
    Graphics card &nbsp; &nbsp;36 watts ?
    
     &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ------------------- +
     &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 186 Watts &nbsp;
    And check this thread

    Then of course you have to add:

    Fans
    lights
    etc.

    You won&#39;t be using all components at maximum power all the time of course.

    Most times your PC will become unstable when you&#39;re at the limit of your PSU.
    when i turn my pc on the cd dirves turn on and see if theres a cd in all so do usb things take up much? [/b][/quote]
    is the usb thing an led? or is it a tube? more info please

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    This PSU-power calculator should answer most of your questions.

    Have fun &#33;

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    Originally posted by FlyingDutchman@20 March 2004 - 10:35
    This PSU-power calculator should answer most of your questions.

    Have fun &#33;
    its not very accurate, according to that my computer only needs 186watts but it wont even run on 250

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    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004+20 March 2004 - 16:11--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ROSSCO_2004 &#064; 20 March 2004 - 16:11)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin-FlyingDutchman@20 March 2004 - 10:35
    This PSU-power calculator should answer most of your questions.

    Have fun &#33;&nbsp;
    its not very accurate, according to that my computer only needs 186watts but it wont even run on 250 [/b][/quote]
    That&#39;s to easy Rossco.

    Question: is it "too easy" or "to easy" ?

    *- Who says your 250 Watts really delivers 250 Watts.
    *- Almost every PSU has restrictions on how much you can draw on the 3, 5, and 12 volts lines. So you can&#39;t pull 20 AMPs from the 12 volts line on your 250 Watts PSU, although 20 A @ 12 Volts is only 240 Watts.

    The calculator tells you how much you system draws from each of the lines.
    Check it with the specs on your PSU.

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    Originally posted by FlyingDutchman+20 March 2004 - 11:24--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (FlyingDutchman @ 20 March 2004 - 11:24)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
    Originally posted by ROSSCO_2004@20 March 2004 - 16:11
    <!--QuoteBegin-FlyingDutchman
    @20 March 2004 - 10:35
    This PSU-power calculator should answer most of your questions.

    Have fun &#33;*&nbsp;

    its not very accurate, according to that my computer only needs 186watts but it wont even run on 250
    That&#39;s to easy Rossco.

    Question: is it "too easy" or "to easy" ?

    *- Who says your 250 Watts really delivers 250 Watts.
    *- Almost every PSU has restrictions on how much you can draw on the 3, 5, and 12 volts lines. So you can&#39;t pull 20 AMPs from the 12 volts line on your 250 Watts PSU, although 20 A @ 12 Volts is only 240 Watts.

    The calculator tells you how much you system draws from each of the lines.
    Check it with the specs on your PSU. [/b][/quote]
    That old psu doesnt even have a label anymore

  10. Software & Hardware   -   #10
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    i should be using about 200v or what ever
    so i got 50 left

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