Forum discussion tagged with Wattage.
  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. [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)
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. UltraJoker

    [SOLVED] AMD Radeon RX 5700 And SAMA Armour

    Hello, i want to replace my old gpu with rx 5700. My cpu specs are: R5 1600x 16gb ram 3200mhz 1tb disk 240gb ssd Cooler Master Hyper 212x B350-f Gaming 3 chassis fans So, my PSU is Sama Armour 550w GOLD. As far as i know, SAMA is a good brand, i'm asking for your opinion so i don't...
  30. F

    [SOLVED] What GPU is similar to my RX 460 2gb Windforce?

    My gpu died a week ago and I can't find the exact one for sale at a good used price online, so I'm looking for a similar GPU in terms of power usage, compatibility, etc and price if possible if not, price is the least important. It died at an unfortunate time since I work online and I can't play...
  31. C

    Question PC BUILD - £1500

    Hi all. Looking to build a PC for gaming with a £1500 budget for a tower, keyboard and mouse. Part lists please? Thanks!
  32. S

    Question Outervision PSU calculator

    Looking for a "ballpark" suggestion of what to set the "overvoltage" slider to to achieve an optimal overclock. Thanks
  33. [SOLVED] What do these numbers mean?

    :unsure: They are on my motherboard, a Gigabyte X570 Auros Master. Do they have something to do with the power supply? I've also seen it display two 'A' letters sometimes. Link: https://www.aorus.com/X570-AORUS-MASTER-rev-10
  34. B

    [SOLVED] Will this regulator work?

    I want to buy two automatic voltage regulator (AVR) 2.4KVA - 2.4 Kw to protect the following UPS No-Breaks: One that has the following input specs in it's label: 220V/18A=3960W Another one that has this input specs in it's label: 120V/24A=2880W The question is: If I buy an automatic voltage...
  35. Maikurosofuto

    [SOLVED] 550W, powerful enough?

    Hello, i'm almost certain of it, but i want to be sure. I have some upgrade plans and i want to be 100% sure if my current PSU will handle: EVGA 550 B3 80+ Bronze RX 5700 XT Pulse (Some casual daily OC, nothing extreme) Intel Core i7-8700 (Waiting for Ryzen 4000, but just assume i will upgrade...
  36. S

    Question Power supply wattage vs. price, question

    Recently, I decided to get a graphics card upgrade from my old gtx 970 to rtx 2070 super (evga OC) or even rtx 2080 (doesn't seem wise as those are only a bit more powerful but a lot more expensive, soooo). They recommend at least 650W PSU, so my older Aurum 550W won't be enough. I checked the...
  37. G

    Question Pc electrical problem wont let me turn on the pc sometimes

    People, I need to ask you, what do you think it can be? This is my problem. For some reason my source of power when under load makes a sound that is little heard but heard also it wont boot sometimes not even reaching BIOS, but all the fans and lights will turn on I changed the PSU and...
  38. P

    [SOLVED] Is it worth upgrading from gtx 1050 to rx 570?

    And how do i know if it will fit and work on my pc ? Atm i have i5 2400 and a gtx 1050 8gb ram Mobo: Intel Motherboard DP67BG Also what psu is recommended for rx 570? 😩
  39. lordvanko

    Question I think I've made a wrong purchase

    So I ordered a 550w Seasonic Focus Plus 80 Gold PSU, but i dont think its enough wattage for my build Strix B450-F R5 3600x Gigabyte 2060 SUPER Windforce OC 2x8 3200mhz 2 Hard drives 7.2k RPM one is 1tb other one is 500gb And possibly adding a m.2 SSD in the close future Do I refund before its...
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    Hi, I've made a pcpartpicker list and my estimated wattage is 354W. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Jykf9G What would be the best wattage and best psu to get. Thank you