Forum discussion tagged with Wattage.
  1. C

    Question Acer Predator with RTX 4080 is pulling 593w and running at 210mhz at idle ?

    I bought the new Acer Predator Helios 18 with an RTX 4080 for my 9 month deployment to Lithuania. Laptops been working great up until I got here about 2 days ago. Plugged into the wall and the laptop says it’s stuck at 593w, 100% gpu usage, and 210mhz clock speed. If I switch to Nvidia GPU only...
  2. E

    Question PSU to compare or recommend

    Hey guys, so my friend is slowly upgrading his PC.. My skills around other hardware are okay, but around PSUs I never can tell which I should buy, I personally use Seasonic Focus GX 550, but thats not the point. I want to ask if someone can compare these two PSUs or if anyone can recommend good...
  3. Urgenthell123

    Question Do you guys think my Seasonic M12II Evo 520W can power this setup?

    I am looking to upgrade to a rtx 3060 ti and i was wondering if my psu could even handle it my reccomended wattage is 490 but i'm not too sure if this site is accurate results
  4. Iver Hicarte

    Question Can I add an additional 4-pin ATX power connector/cable to my Current PSU?

    I have a Corsair RM750i 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply, I have owned it for 5 years now without any hiccups. I did a motherboard upgrade recently and this mobo of mine has an additional 4 pin ATX connector which is only used by "extreme" overclockers and only for extreme...
  5. consptheory77

    Question Gold and 1000W PCIe5 or 850W Titanium?

    Price being equal ($200), would you choose a MSI - MPG A1000G PCIE 5.0, 80 GOLD or a Super Flower Leadex Titanium 850W 80+ Titanium?
  6. 708jn

    Question My 450w PSU is making weird noises is this because it cant handle my specs?

    GPU: GTX 1650 CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 PSU: Corsair CV 450w 80 plus bronze RAM: Corsair vengeance pro 2x8 3200mhz Motherboard: Msi b450 gaming max plus Is it normal for a psu to be loud?
  7. R

    Question New build. Was wondering if anyone could help

    So I built a new PC... Well upgraded 1 main component... I upgraded the other stuff last year but couldnt afford the GPU until now. MY CURRENT BUILD Ryzen 5 3600 ASUS RTX 3060 12gb Corsair 16gb DDR4 3200mhz 2 TB WDC HDD 250gb Samsung EVO SSD Corsair 220t RGB chassis Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 4...
  8. S

    Question big wattage psu in low consumption pc, any risk?

    Hi, is there a problem or risk if I put a 1000w psu on my pc that uses less than 400w? a very good offer show up in my country, it is a Seasonic FOCUS GX-1000w gold (SSR-1000FX) , it is at the same price as a corsair rm850x this is now my pc running with an old sentey sdp-750-SS: i5 10400f...
  9. erik62905

    [SOLVED] RX 6900 XT With Corsair CX750M Risks?

    Hey everyone, Yesterday I helped a friend pick out parts for a new build at Micro Center. We found some insane deals, notably a PowerColor RX 6900 XT Red Devil for $650 open box. Obviously I had them spring for that card; that is just insane. However, they were on a set budget, and in order to...
  10. bruh1

    Question Which Power supply should I go with?

    My system is i3-10100 + GTX 1660/RX5500XT. I need a 450W PSU to go along with this PC. Which one these should I buy? Gigabyte P450B https://www.gigabyte.com/pk/Power-Supply/GP-P450B#kf Corsair CV450...
  11. B

    Question How to view total system watt usage

    I'm trying to see what my watt usage for my entire system currently and wondering if there was an easy way to see an estimate of this. I've read a couple posts about viewing this with HWiNFO64 but the posts were a bit confusing to me and still not 100 percent clear on how to estimate total...
  12. poodude28

    Question I want to see if my PC shuts itself down with my new GPU due to power supply wattage being inadequate, is that okay?

    Will it damage my parts if I install my GPU and find out my PSU wattage isn't enough for my new GPU and shuts my PC down? I know that's a safety precaution so it would probably be okay, I just want to figure it out before I spend money on a new PSU which is why I want to know if it'll damage...
  13. simptive

    [SOLVED] Exaggeration in Power Supply Requirement

    I switched from RTX 2060 to RX 6700 XT. I had 550w Gigabyte PSU which I found really cool. After reading PSU requirements from vendor websites and answers from different forums, I decided to buy a 850 watt PSU for future safety - influenced by the common belief on internet. However, after...
  14. Lucas G

    [SOLVED] Is a 450W PSU enough for a GeForce GTX Titan Black?

    Hey I just got a GTX Titan Black and wanted to test it out but I wasn't sure if my PSU was enough. System Specs: CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G Motherboard: MSI B450 PRO CARBON AC GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black PSU: EVGA 450W Standard
  15. M

    Question GPU Usage spikes from 0-100% while playing

    When I'm playing Valorant, my gpu usage will spike from 0-100 and average around 50% util while playing. My gpu is an Rx 570 4gb paired with a Ryzen 1600. I have 2x8 3000hz ram sticks. My PSU is an EVGA 650Bq 80+ Bronze. I notice my wattage will stay around 60w, even though I have seen...
  16. CaffxineFemboy

    Question Adding a GPU to my system.

    I have currently a EVGA 2060, however I was wanting to add a 1070 or something to a second pcie slot mainly for using that as a dedicated rendering/3d modeling/etc gpu. I wondering if that will work and how/what i would have to do. My motherboard situation is complicated because its an OEM...
  17. B

    [SOLVED] Can my system damage my graphics card?

    I've just got my hands on an RTX 3080Ti, however I've only got a 750W Corsair RM750x. Judging from the TDP of my CPU and new GPU, there isn't really a way for my system to go over 750W as far as I would know. If my system were to crash due to power limits, could this damage the card? Also, can...
  18. M

    Question Why does my cpu only use 40w?

    My cpu (i3-9100f) when i use it in 100% only use 40w but the processor's tdp is 65W which is (as i know) the normal wattage usage. What's wrong? Here is the picture: View: https://imgur.com/a/IZWrURv
  19. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] If a Power Supply is 750 watts, does that mean you pull 750 watts of power also from the wall?

    Title says it, if a power supply is a 750, 950 or 1000 watt power supply, does that mean it pulls out that much power from the wall? To my knowledge I think it's not (correct me if I'm wrong) but if it doesn't then, how much power does a computer usually pull out from the wall?
  20. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Can you buy the separate extra 4 pin atx connector for the motherboard?

    Good day, Motherboards nowadays come with the extra 4 pin ATX power socket together with the regular 8 pin ATX socket. My question is can you buy that extra power cable? Because my power supply originally does not include that cable and I upgraded to a motherboard with that extra 4 pin ATX...
  21. H

    [SOLVED] UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) Wattage Requirement for 1200W PSU?

    If my computer's PSU is 1200W (Corsair AX1200), would that mean I'd need a UPS that was 1200W? I realize that the 1200W is the capacity of the PSU and not the load, but I was just wondering whether at startup (or similar) the wattage rating of the PSU might be relevant in selecting a proper UPS...
  22. S

    [SOLVED] The proper AC adapter to power Dell G7 7588

    I have a Dell G7 7588 that I bought in 2018. The specs are i7 8750H, GTX 1050ti, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and 1TB HDD. I have heard that my laptop is using hybrid power (it's using the AC adapter and the battery simultaneously) because the AC adapter that I got in the box (130W) is not enough to...
  23. D

    [SOLVED] PSU Questions

    Hi there everyone! So, current system specs as follows: A88M-G/3.1 Motherboard AMD A10-7700K Corsair H55 120mm dual fan (push/pull config) AIO 2x16GB DDR3 (running 1066) 256GB SK Hynix NVME (Boot) 256GB SK Hynix SATA SSD (Games) 5 1TB HDDs } 4 of these are 7200RPM 1 2TB HDD } 2 of these...
  24. D

    [SOLVED] Is a Seasonic 550W Bronze+ PSU Enough for a Strix RTX 2080

    Hello, I have the powersupply stated above, a Ryzen 5 3600 non overclocked, 16 Gigabytes of HyperX 2666 MHZ of ram non overclocked, Stock AMD cooler, a 240 Gigabyte SSD, and A 500 GB HDD, and a 165 HZ 27 Inch monitor, I was wondering if my powersupply is enough for me to run an rtx 2080 on this...
  25. S

    Will this oven run in my apartment?

    Hey guys - Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question but here I go. So my wife and I are thinking of purchasing Cadco's XAFT-03HS-LD countertop convection oven. This is its spec : 208-240 Volts / 3300 Watts / 14 Amps / Single Phase / 60Hz / NEMA 6-20P Plug I live in Chicago...
  26. Thundurh

    [SOLVED] Sufficient Power %?

    I have had a crashing issue while gaming for over 2 years now. I have replaced my processor, ram, motherboard, and GPU and the crashing still presists. I think this COULD be caused by a defective power supply at this point. While gaming, the power supply Power % in MSI Afterburn is at around...
  27. junglelastrada

    Question PSU Selection for this 10600kf build

    Hi, I tried just tallying up the wattage but I'm not 100% on how to pick a PSU. Case: mATX Cooler Master MicroBox Lite 3.1 Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490M CPU: i5 10600kf Cooler: BeQuiet Pure Rock Slim GPU: XFX RX 590 Fatboy RAM: 2x Corsair Vengeance 8GB 3200MHz SSD: 512GB, 500Mb/s HDD: 1TB...
  28. J

    [SOLVED] Mini-ITX PSU wattage?

    I'm currently planning on downsizing my PC to a mini-itx build and will need to get a sfx PSU. I'm stuck on what wattage would be better for this particular build? Ryzen 7 2700x (No Overclock) X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI 16GB DDR4 3200mhz Corsair RGB Ram Aorus GTX 1080 8G (No Overclock) x2 M.2 NVME...
  29. J

    [SOLVED] Help With Looking for a UPS

    I'm looking for a UPS to use for my system, but I need help with all should be powered by it, as well the capacity. These are the components: PC with a Corsair Hx850i power supply (850w) Acer XB273K Sbmiprzx monitor (unsure of wattage, but Google says 43) Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 4TB (unsure...
  30. Thundurh

    [SOLVED] Sufficient wattage for my build?

    I've had my current 600W PSU for about 5 years now, and I was just wondering if it still supplies a sufficient amount of power for my gaming computer to work well! My current specs are: CPU- i5 10600k GPU- GTX 980 Ti MOTHERBOARD- Asus PRIME B490-PLUS RAM- Corsair Vengeance 16GB PSU- EVGA...
  31. okjak808

    [SOLVED] Does my gaming pc use a lot of electricity?

    Before I start explaining I’ll be listing my pc specs first. specs: Case: NZXT H510 MOBO: Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0 M-ATX CPU: Core i7-3770 (water cooled antec h20 620) RAM: Super talent 8GB 1333mhz DDR3 ram (16gb Corsair XMS3 delivering maybe tmr) GPU: Gtx 970 founders edition (overclocked...
  32. Noob-Geek

    [SOLVED] what psu wattage is recommended ?

    Hi, I'm fairly new to building and have been upgrading my pc for over a year now. I have recently purchased a new GPU GTX 1660 super ddr6 by MSI upgrading from my GTX 1050 TI LP by msi. which led to me needing to upgrade my PSU as I need a 8 pin pcie connector to power the new GPU as my older...
  33. SomeGuyonTHW

    [SOLVED] Is lowering turbo boost max power & short max power safe? what does it do?

    An image from Intel XTU: Does this decrease clock speed if there is no power? what happens if I set Turbo Boost Short Power Max and Turbo Boost Power Max the same vailue like 65w? does this make short power max useless? (I'm experimenting)
  34. B!gMeme

    [SOLVED] Will a quick test kill my PSU?

    I just got my gtx 960 off ebay, and I want to test it, except that the total system draw with the thing hooked up is above my PSU's wattage. My psu is an old, noname 305 watt, and I am wondering if booting it with the 960 plugged in will kill it, even for a quick post check. I am going to order...
  35. T

    [SOLVED] PSU wattage for i7 7700k and 1080 Ti?

    I'm currently upgrading my system to include a 1080 Ti but don't know if my current PSU will be powerful enough. I have a 550w PSU, I have put this all into pc part picker (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VvKGvW) and got an estimated wattage of 465w which sounds like it would be fine but other...
  36. M

    [SOLVED] Does qvl in PSU Imoptant????

    Hello - Is it important to use psu in Motherboard QVL list ? another questions : does this PSU from EVGA Good with MSI Unify Z490? is this PSU has 2x8pin cpu power connecter beacuse the mother board has 2x8 pin cpu power connector ? does this PSU good in general? PSU LINK ...
  37. mark520fay35

    [SOLVED] 430W PSU with i7-9700f & 1660

    MSI's page of the GTX 1660 recommended the minimum wattage of 450, but I currently only have a CX430M on hand. PCPartPicker shows that my estimated wattage is 310W, is it safe if I use the CX430M to power my PC? CPU: Intel Core i7-9700F 3 GHz 8-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Deepcool THETA 20 PWM...
  38. C

    [SOLVED] Minimum Wattage Headroom?

    Hi, I'm upgrading a build for a friend and he needs a new graphics card. Was going to go with the Sapphire Nitro R7 370 4GB. Full specs (minus the case as I don't know what it is) below. PCPartPicker Part List Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- CPU | AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor |- CPU...
  39. mohitakundi

    [SOLVED] CPU consuming too much wattage at idle !

    I have an MSI GL63 laptop with an i5 9300h cpu and GTX 1660ti graphics. The battery life has been ok till a few days ago where it gave me around 3-4 hours when watching a movie. Suddenly a few days ago, battery life became terrible ! Less than 2 hours. After some checking, I realised my cpu is...
  40. Z

    [SOLVED] Can I use higher wattage charging adapter to replace one with lower wattage?

    I have a Razer Blade Stealth 13.3" Early 2019 (MX150 Graphics). Coming along with it is a 65W power brick. It seems that the 65W power brick is not enough for the laptop when gaming. Because the battery drains down to at most 85%. So I looked at Razer's web and I found a 100W power brick for...