Max out PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    how would you know if you max'd out the PSU of the computer???
     
  2. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    only true way would be with a digimeter. Why not post your specs including all of your HDs, CD drives, video, ram, fans, PSU (wattage), and anything else important.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    hmm... i'd say... *rubs chin*... 350-watt minimum... 400-watt if it's a generic psu.
     
  4. RazerBack

    RazerBack The First Rebirth

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    Got this from a site, I think I use about 380WATTS, but my PSU is 460WATTS, just to be on the safe side :D

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  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    not to mention future upgradeability. :)
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    If any voltage lines go too low, then you've maxed it out. Don't trust sensor readings though! Measure with a good volt meter.
     
  7. neo

    neo Guest

    Mine has
    Athlon XP 2000+(1789 Mhz)
    768 MB Ram
    2 IDE 40/60 HDD
    1 Floppy
    1 CDRW/1 DVD
    AGP 9700pro
    TV Tuner
    56k Modem
    3 Antec case Fans
    1 CPU Fan

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    its ove 350 and I have only 300w
     
  8. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well for most systems I have heard of (even some of the more extreame ones) 350W will work, but even though they work some systems are probley stressing their PSU's which will shorten the life of the PSU, and can cause instability. The best rule of thumb is get the best and highest wattage you can afford.