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[*] Post 361523 posted on 2-1-2009 at 10:01 Reply With Quote
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How do I find the power of my PC. The new graphic card I need needs at least 350 watts.....confused2confused2
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How do I find the power of my PC. The new graphic card I need needs at least 350 watts.....confused2confused2


Take the Side/Cover off your PC's base unit, and read the sticker on the PSU, it'll be on there somewhere...

(PSU is the metal box, usually about 4" long or so, in the corner of the case somewhere, where your power lead connects it the wall mains.)

That said, just because it'll say 400w, doesn't mean that is what it's delivering you. The other bits of the PSU are equally important, and if it's not giving you the correct amount of juice on all rails, you'll get trouble a plenty.

But we may be getting ahead of ourselves here, so just look at the label...
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How do I find the power of my PC. The new graphic card I need needs at least 350 watts.....confused2confused2


Take the Side/Cover off your PC's base unit, and read the sticker on the PSU, it'll be on there somewhere...

(PSU is the metal box, usually about 4" long or so, in the corner of the case somewhere, where your power lead connects it the wall mains.)

That said, just because it'll say 400w, doesn't mean that is what it's delivering you. The other bits of the PSU are equally important, and if it's not giving you the correct amount of juice on all rails, you'll get trouble a plenty.

But we may be getting ahead of ourselves here, so just look at the label...




Will do that.thanks
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