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Watts?!?!?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by iMacMart, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Jun 2006

    Posts: 11,554

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Hi guys,

    How do I find out what watts my card draws? And does it go higher when under stress?


    Cheers!!
     
  2. fish99

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 5,055

    Location: Doncaster

  3. svbooga

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 191

    You will need a Plug In Power and Energy Monitor, available from a well known electronics shop. Enter "plug in mains power & energy monitor" into google and it will link to one.

    Plug this into the mains and it will tell you all the information you could need, like supply voltage, ampage been pulled and the watts pulled by the power supply. It will give wattage for all the system, but it will let you see the rise in consumption as the card is overclocked or under stress.

    I use one of these at home to keep an eye of things, works really well

    Booga
     
  4. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Jun 2006

    Posts: 11,554

    Location: Hertfordshire

    Great thanks for the advice lads ;)


    TF