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How do I know when my power supply's maxed out?

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August 14, 2003 6:31:30 PM

I have an Enermax 450watt, and my system specs are,
-Intel PIV 2.4C (oc to 3840mhz)
-Asus P4P800 mobo
-Sapphire 9800pro (oc to 490/790)
-Maxtor Diamond plus 9 80G harddrive
-2x256 OCZ 3700 EL memory
-Sound Blaster Audigy
-1 DVD rom
-1 CD writer
Am I maxing out my power supply right now? Please help me.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!

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August 14, 2003 7:22:45 PM

okay, load you CPU up with something, anything which eats CPU cycles a game demo might be nice as that also uses the GPU, and watch/listen to the fan speed. Insert a CD or DVD if the fans slow down then the PSU is struggling....

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August 15, 2003 2:13:42 AM

Well of course that's not happening, if that's happening means in about 5 seconds your power supply's gonna go "boom". I'm just trying to make sure I'm not maxing to 440watts, because I don't want the power supply components to start breakingdown prematurely.

I hate Computers! My P4 2.4C won't go above 3840mhz. My Sapphire 9800pro core/mem speed won't go above 490/790. I really hate computers!
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August 15, 2003 8:05:36 PM

With what you've listed, you're nowhere near maxing out an Enermax 450W P/S.

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August 15, 2003 11:27:30 PM

ok, then how about a gigbyte mother board with an AMD Athlon XP 2400mhz, a Geforce 4400, 512mb of DDR, 2 hard drives, one cd burner, one soundcard, one external drive (that works off the sound blaster power... (its a creative audigy ex) )
plus 5 case fans, 1 case light, 1 motherboard fan, and a floppy drive?
all this on a 350w power suply?

is that good?

~ where is my translocator? ~
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August 16, 2003 3:08:07 AM

You're probably OK but to be on the safe side, look in the post at the top of this thread, <b>Building Your Own Computer/Power Supply/FAQ</b>, and do the <b>Spin Up Test</b>.

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