How can i find out how much watts is my computer using with my UPS?

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So i don't have a kill a watt meter but i do have a UPS this one exactly : http://

i installed all the proper drivers and this software called PowerAlert , seems it automatically added my device but still cannot find how much watts my pc is using (it is just using a 600w PSU , and it seems it handles well de 500w UPS while doing a test) but i still wish to know how much im actually using...

any other software that tells me this? the ups display doesnt neither the poweralert program from tripplite :( (or am i missing where it is shown?)
 

geofelt

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It is probably a moot point so long as you are running ok.
A psu will only use the wattage it needs, regardless of the max capability.
It is not wrong to overprovision a bit.
Most of the pc power demand comes from the graphics cards.
This chart does an reasonable job of figuring out what you need.
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

If you want, disconnect the ups power from the wall and see how long it can keep your pc running at the load you want.
 

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