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Are there any programs out there that will scan your computer and tell you the actual wattage used when overclocked.
I'm trying to figure out how far I can push my OCZ 520 Powerstream when I upgrade my video card, hopefully to a 8800.
SiSandra gives only an estimate of your oc'd cpu nut not total wattage of system.

Rep awarded for a good link. THANX
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Don't know of any off the top of my mind. I do know that Everest monitors voltages, so if you notice any voltage fluxes on that, it would be a good idea to update your PSU.
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post #3 of 13
That is not something you can do with software... you need to buy a wattage meeter. I got one called "wattsup" and you just plug your PC or anything into it and it tells you how many watts it's using in realtime.
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post #4 of 13
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That is not something you can do with software... you need to buy a wattage meeter. I got one called "wattsup" and you just plug your PC or anything into it and it tells you how many watts it's using in realtime.
Where might I find one?
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post #5 of 13
Here is one.
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Don't know of any off the top of my mind. I do know that Everest monitors voltages, so if you notice any voltage fluxes on that, it would be a good idea to update your PSU.
My voltages are solid as a rock with my 7600GT, but will it be solid as a rock when I install a new 8800? My cpu is already eating up a bunch with 1.54v oc'd to 3.0.
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Kind of expensive but you can get it here... http://www.safehomeproducts.com/shp2/sc/shopexd.asp

My dad got one because we're building a solar home and we used it on a lot more than just PC's.

It's actually pretty surprising, my rig only used about 120w idle and 220w load.
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Here is one.
How does it read a computer when it plugs into an outlet?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lenzo View Post
My voltages are solid as a rock with my 7600GT, but will it be solid as a rock when I install a new 8800? My cpu is already eating up a bunch with 1.54v oc'd to 3.0.
Oh, my bad, I thought you said you had the 8800. Well, there is always the Power Supply Calculator


Edit: You plug the meter in the outlet, and then the computer into the meter, and it reads how much goes from the wall into the computer.
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Oh, my bad, I thought you said you had the 8800. Well, there is always the Power Supply Calculator


Edit: You plug the meter in the outlet, and then the computer into the meter, and it reads how much goes from the wall into the computer.
Ok, I understand. Powerstrip to the outlet. Any cheaper models out there?
Rep for ya.
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