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How to determine how many watts your computer is using?

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June 3, 2009 1:07:56 AM

I just wanna know how many watts my computer is currently using. The reviews on this site often tell how many watts the computer uses while idle and while under load; that's what I want to know for my computer.
June 3, 2009 1:37:00 AM

There's no program that can monitor that kind of thing? I would have to buy an external piece of equipment?
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June 3, 2009 1:45:28 AM

Short answers: No. Yes.

If you meant to ask "How can I estimate the proper size for a PC power supply?" you can Google and find several estimators.
June 3, 2009 1:52:13 AM

No, I know how to do that, and I already built my computer. I was just curious how much power it actually uses at idle and load.

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June 3, 2009 2:40:34 AM

Real time power consumption monitor:

Someone all ready mentioned Killowat: