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*Daedalus

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#1 10 years ago

Simple enough question to which I can't seem to find an answer. I'm looking for a program that'll give a rough estimate of how much power one's computer is using at a given time. Like a temp readout, but... in watts. :p




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#2 10 years ago

Why not buy a Kill-A-Watt? A bit more accurate, too.




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#3 10 years ago

Doubt it. As long as your temperatures stay below 70 Celcius, theres no need to worry(Mine lay at a nice 60 when i'm playing)




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#4 10 years ago

i was on the look out for something like this for my computer




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#5 10 years ago

Found one myself. Google "Local Cooling 2". It's an optomisation program, but it'll give you an estimated readout (unfortunatly, not realtime) of your computer's power usage.




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#6 10 years ago

Kill-A-Watt & Power Angel are realtime ;)

They can also report current draw, voltage, cycles and KWh.




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#7 10 years ago

I second getting a Kill-a-watt. They're about $15-30 depending on where you buy it. P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Appliance Tester - P4400 - Buy.com