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
Why not buy a Kill-A-Watt? A bit more accurate, too.
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)
I didn't make it!
i was on the look out for something like this for my computer
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.
Kill-A-Watt & Power Angel are realtime ;)
They can also report current draw, voltage, cycles and KWh.
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