Originally Posted by vartok
Its called "Kill A Watt" you can find them online for around $20 USD. Its a basic version of what testers use.... now this reads actuall AC power usage, not what your PSU is using. Since no PSU is 100% efficiant, you will be pulling more watts at the outlet that your PC us using on the DC side.
Example, you have a 1000w PSU that is rated 80% (standard for most PSUs now a days) and your rig pulls every bit of that. At the wall you could be pulling up to 1200w. now you should never pull 100% of any PSU, but this was just an example and thouse numbers make for easy maths ^.^
thanks, that confirms what I have been reading. Yeah I kinda feel that people are throwing around the "that psu will handle it no problem" to easily now a days. They arent taking into account that you dont want the psu at 100% lol. The more I read the more it confirms my choice on 1200watt psu. Reading sli 570/580 reviews and watching the power consumption and comparing to cpu power consumption reviews, not to mention I will be overclocking everything and at least cpu on water and NO 850 isnt enough unless I want to be at 90-100% use and cause instability or kill the psu prematurely. Besides the efficiency is greatest around 50% it seems, I would like to keep my psu around 70% use. Now Im not claiming to be an expert, im just reading a lot right now, so CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG
I dont want to spread internet BS.
Dam this is off topic sorry guys, but figure it goes with our overclock stability which includes the motherboard performance
Originally Posted by LongLasting
quick question i also have sabertooth and i 1090t 19 x multiplyer and vcore vots stable it seems at 1.4 volts.. do i need to move any other voltage around? can i leave every other voltage besides cpu Manuel voltage
? thanks let me know. and i will soon take pics so i can join the club
so basically 3.8Ghz? your probably fine, but yes stress test it, you MIGHT even be able to go lower on voltage. Once you dial that in the cpu-nb will add a snappy feel to windows when thats overclocked, im at 3000mhz but work your way up slow, for 3.8Ghz for proper scaling i think people would like to see 2400mhz cpu-nb but the 1090/1100 can easily do 2800, max of 3000-3200 if your lucky. Also you might be able to get as much as 4200-4500mhz on the cpu if you have good cooling
Originally Posted by ht_addict
I was wondering if anyone has a FX8150 installed. If your overclocking it can you give me some pointers on what settings in the BIOS to play with. And maybe post your settings. Thanks
bradford is your man, he has been working on this a while now, sure he will chime in soonEdited by 66racer - 11/16/11 at 6:15pm