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How much watts is my computer using?

post #1 of 10
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Hey.I'm Roy and I'm new at here..
Anyway..I want to know how much watts is my pc using cuz i want to install a new video card
So my PC components are:

Motherboard- KN9 serries(NF-CK804) Nforce4 chipset
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ with a AM2 socket
PSU - 300W
RAM - DDR2 1GB
HDD - 2 HDD .. one with 111Gb (SATA) .. and the other with 74,5Gb (I don't remember the name of it)

Soo im waiting for ur posts.. u don't rly need to tell how much exactly is my pc watts using..just only on ur guess.. Thx
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AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
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post #2 of 10
Probably less than 200W

What card do you plan on installing? I don't think 300W will be enough for a safe range of usage if there is droop.
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Crucial M500 240 GB SSD Samsung Super WriteMaster DVD Burner 20x Windows 10 Pro x64 ASUS VH226H 21.5" 
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post #3 of 10
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I'm like at first was thinking of mby .. Geforce 9500Gt ... ooor Geforce 8500GT ..
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
500Gb , 75 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Logitech Intel Terch 500W 
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AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
500Gb , 75 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Logitech Intel Terch 500W 
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post #4 of 10
Whats your current Video card ?

How many fans in your case ?, what size and type?

Any OC ?
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2X Hitachi 1TB raid 0 Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD RW DRU 830A  Coolermaster Hyper 212+  
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2X Hitachi 1TB raid 0 Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD RW DRU 830A  Coolermaster Hyper 212+  
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post #5 of 10
No more than 100W DC from the power supply.

BUT we need to know exactly what your current power supply is. The brand and model #. There's a lot more to power supplies than just the wattage rating (which is often completely fictional anyway).
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
No more than 100W DC from the power supply.

BUT we need to know exactly what your current power supply is. The brand and model #. There's a lot more to power supplies than just the wattage rating (which is often completely fictional anyway).
Listen to this guy.
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Crucial M500 240 GB SSD Samsung Super WriteMaster DVD Burner 20x Windows 10 Pro x64 ASUS VH226H 21.5" 
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Crucial M500 240 GB SSD Samsung Super WriteMaster DVD Burner 20x Windows 10 Pro x64 ASUS VH226H 21.5" 
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by bucdan View Post
Listen to this guy.
Agreed
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955 X4 BE [3.82 Ghz] Lanparty DK 790FX  HIS 6870 X 2 CFX 4Gig OCZ Reaper DDR2 800 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2X Hitachi 1TB raid 0 Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD RW DRU 830A  Coolermaster Hyper 212+  
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Win 7 64Bit Benq HD 2200 Antec True Power 650W HAF 932 
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955 X4 BE [3.82 Ghz] Lanparty DK 790FX  HIS 6870 X 2 CFX 4Gig OCZ Reaper DDR2 800 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2X Hitachi 1TB raid 0 Seagate Barracuda Sony DVD RW DRU 830A  Coolermaster Hyper 212+  
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post #8 of 10
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ohh damn .. naah like my currect video card is geforce 7300GS ( its not rly important cuz when i will buy a new one i will take the currect out soo..) ... so i have 2 fans .. one that is cooling the case and 1 that is attached to my video card from the PSU.. i have a windows XP with service pack 3 .. the size of fans-umm lol it's 7x7 cm .. --->So the Psu is 'Speeze' Model- ATX-315WB&P4 ... lol i think its right..
Edited by Termoroy - 3/5/11 at 4:35pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
500Gb , 75 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Logitech Intel Terch 500W 
Mouse Pad
Genius 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
500Gb , 75 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Logitech Intel Terch 500W 
Mouse Pad
Genius 
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post #9 of 10
The two main power culprits are your CPU and your GPU, the 4200+ is rated at a TDP of 89W I believe, and a 9500GT uses about 50W under load, so 300W from a quality PSU would be fine.

I'd be surprised if you had a 7x7cm fan, the more standard size is 80mm.
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i7 2600k @ 5.0Ghz 24/7 ASUS P8P67PRO AMD 5870x2 8GB GSkill Ripjaw X 1600 @ CL8 
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ADATA S599 64GB SSD + 2x 1TB Spinpoint (Raid 0) Windows 7 64Bit Dell 23" Razer Lycosa 
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by ocpokey View Post
The two main power culprits are your CPU and your GPU, the 4200+ is rated at a TDP of 89W I believe, and a 9500GT uses about 50W under load, so 300W from a quality PSU would be fine.

I'd be surprised if you had a 7x7cm fan, the more standard size is 80mm.

ohh yeah sry.. i went to admeasure the size of fans again and it is 80mm lol ..anyway..im rly happy that i could run the 9500Gt
My PC Specs
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
500Gb , 75 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Logitech Intel Terch 500W 
Mouse Pad
Genius 
  hide details  
Reply
My PC Specs
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640,3 Ghz NVIDIA MCP61 Geforce 450 GTS 4 GB 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
500Gb , 75 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Logitech Intel Terch 500W 
Mouse Pad
Genius 
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