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August 25, 2001 4:10:17 PM

Does anyone know how to find out how powerful a PSU is (i.e. 230/300w) without using the obvios stickers on the outside. Is there a way of doing through software?

"Remember that after great thought, things are always bought from the lowest bider"<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by del_35 on 08/28/01 07:27 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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August 28, 2001 3:56:52 PM

I think the simple answer is 'no'.

The PSU provides DC voltages to the mobo and not much else, certainly no data regarding its power output.

Physically testing a PSU's capabilities usually involves drawing increasing current until the DC voltages drop (or the PSU blows).

Can't do that in software.
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