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How much my computer's consumes power??

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a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 4:53:36 AM

My comp spec:
Proc Core 2 Duo E6300
GA 965P DS3
RAM 2 GB @1 GB run at dual channel mode
TV Tuner PixelView on PCI slot
ATI HIS X1650 IceQ
PSU Sylverstone 500 W

Can anyone help me?? How much it consumes power??
Or any software that could calculate it??

THX a lot...

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a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 5:13:53 AM

thx 4 the link...
but still... I'm not sure 'bout the test...
cause i want to change my VGA to HD 4870 or 4850...
I'm afraid that my PSU isn't enough for that...

Anyway, thanks a lot...
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a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 5:32:57 AM

Give more info abt the PSU u have...

Generally the Silverstone PSUs have a solid build quality and 500W shuld be enuf to power the 4870...
a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 8:08:13 AM

I run a Q6600 @3.6GHz with my HD4870 1GB on a corsair 520W. Depending on the rails the age and the specific model of the PSU, you could well be fine with it.
a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 8:45:08 AM

SilverStone model no. ST50F
Strider series 500 W, Active PFC.
Cooling System : Single 120mm low noise fan
Noise level : 22 dBA minimum
Weight : 1.80 kg
MTBF : 100,000 hours at 25"C, full load.

sorry 'bout asking many times... cause i'm afraid that if i buy a 4870 and it won't work, that would wasting money...

a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 9:08:48 AM

I can't get on the silverstone website atm. http500! Looks to have slightly less on the 12v rails than the corsair though.

2@17A vs 3@18A
a c 144 ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 11:57:43 AM

Using the jsc PSU calculator, I get:
CPU: OC'd about 8 amps @ 12 volts - estimated, might be a little high here
Video card: 5 amps at 12 volts
Motherboard: 4 amps @ 5 volts, 1 amp @12 volts
2 GB RAM: 3 amps @ 3.3 volts
HD and DVD R/W: 3 amps @ 12 volts and 2 amps at 5 volts
Fans: 1 amp @12 volts

That's about 18 amps @12 volt (216 watts) and 40 to 50 watts at 5 and 3.3 volts.

Most of these estimates are based on actual measurements.

A 4850 pulls about 5 amps more than your original configuration. A 4870 pulls about 9 amps more than your original configuration.

You should be OK. You won't have a lot of reserve capacity.
a b ) Power supply
March 18, 2009 4:24:02 PM

wow... thanks 4 the info man...
that's really help me out.

anyway, what do u think, HIS HD 4850 or SAPPHIRE HD 4850 ???????