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so i will get a gt 710 soon and idk if my psu has enough wats to handle the gpu
can anyone tell me a app that can tell how much power is being used in wats and not volts?
idk what i really am doing so i might not be making any sence, im just a kid have mercy pros 😭

but if there is not a app to tell in wats can anyone do the math for me?

i have a core 2 duo E8400
4gb of ddr3 ram(will get 8 soon)
640gb hdd
and a 450W psu

as i said idk what im doing im just a kid-

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1 minute ago, Sambadtech said:

so i will get a gt 710 soon and idk if my psu has enough wats to handle the gpu
can anyone tell me a app that can tell how much power is being used in wats and not volts?
idk what i really am doing so i might not be making any sence, im just a kid have mercy pros 😭

but if there is not a app to tell in wats can anyone do the math for me?

i have a core 2 duo E8400
4gb of ddr3 ram(will get 8 soon)
640gb hdd
and a 450W psu

as i said idk what im doing im just a kid-

450W is more than enough 

 

the gt 710 has a very low power consumption

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As long as the PSU isn't complete garbage, a 300w unit would be more than enough. 

 

What PSU is it specifically?

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Just now, RONOTHAN## said:

As long as the PSU isn't complete garbage, a 300w unit would be more than enough. 

 

What PSU is it specifically?

if ur asking for brand idk-
for wats is 450W

 

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Will most likely be fine, as long as it's not a completely trash unit. 

 

Open up the back panel of your case (parallel to the glass panel) it may be held in by thumb screws at the rear io (back of the case, with the ports)

From there look into the PSU chamber (bottom opening with the power supply, and often a hard drive cage) there will most likely be a sticker on the side of the PSU with the model name. If your case has an opening in the power supply chamber and you can see the PSU sticker through the glass panel then that will also work. If the sticker is not on the side all you'll need is a Phillips head screwdriver and can unscrew the PSU from the back of the case. 

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Just now, Sambadtech said:

if ur asking for brand idk-
for wats is 450W

 

Not just brand but model. There are some absolutely terrible 450w units out there, and there are some that will do better than some 850w units. Just saying a PSU is 450w is like saying a car is compact car, sure it narrows it down a little but there are still so many different things that could be good or bad about it.

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3 minutes ago, iMxmo said:

Will most likely be fine, as long as it's not a completely trash unit. 

 

Open up the back panel of your case (parallel to the glass panel) it may be held in by thumb screws at the rear io (back of the case, with the ports)

From there look into the PSU chamber (bottom opening with the power supply, and often a hard drive cage) there will most likely be a sticker on the side of the PSU with the model name. If your case has an opening in the power supply chamber and you can see the PSU sticker through the glass panel then that will also work. If the sticker is not on the side all you'll need is a Phillips head screwdriver and can unscrew the PSU from the back of the case. 

ty
it looks like its a Fintek F71808E 450W psu

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Just now, Sambadtech said:

ty
it looks like its a Fintek F71808E 450W psu

 

attach an image.

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38 minutes ago, Sambadtech said:

can anyone tell me a app that can tell how much power is being used in wats and not volts?

Yeah, it's called math. [boomer moment intensifies]

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Anyway, I wouldn't sweat it, a 710 works even with a low end PSU, it's not like you need a 1200W titanium rated unit to power a graphics card that doesn't even needs an aux power connector.

 

In short: it'll work.

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5 hours ago, Sambadtech said:

ty
it looks like its a Fintek F71808E 450W psu

Just because the label says it's a 450W doesn't mean it's a 450W.  I've seen 200W PSUs that say 450W.  I can't find that brand anywhere, so best that you post a picture.

 

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9 hours ago, Caroline said:

Yeah, it's called math. [boomer moment intensifies]

P=V×I 

It's_The_Law_Meme_Banner.jpg

 

Anyway, I wouldn't sweat it, a 710 works even with a low end PSU, it's not like you need a 1200W titanium rated unit to power a graphics card that doesn't even needs an aux power connector.

 

In short: it'll work.

man am no boomer me is a 15 old kid who dont know what do 😭

 

 

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4 hours ago, jonnyGURU said:

Just because the label says it's a 450W doesn't mean it's a 450W.  I've seen 200W PSUs that say 450W.  I can't find that brand anywhere, so best that you post a picture.

 

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9 hours ago, iMxmo said:

 

attach an image.

i checked by opening it and its this-
IMG_20211204_091842.jpg

 

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4 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

Nailed it.  It's a 250W PSU.  😄 😄 😄

 

Replace it.

 

oh, tysm
ill make sure to get a better psu before the gpu
also how can ik if its fake?
 

 

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16 minutes ago, Sambadtech said:

also how can ik if its fake?
 

 

The 12V rail, the most important rail and the one most of your components use, only has 20A.  12 X 20 = 240.  Round up to 250W because it's group regulated and it's not possible to have 98% of the power on the +12V rail.

 

For comparison, an EVGA BR450 has 37.5A on the +12V (450W), a Corsair CV450 has 35A on the +12V (432W), a Cooler Master MWE 450 has 37A on the +12V (444W)... These are all REAL 450W PSUs.  What you have is a fake because there's no "law" that forces manufacturers to tell the truth on their label.

 

Also, the CE and UL logos on that PSU are also fake.

 

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9 minutes ago, jonnyGURU said:

The 12V rail, the most important rail and the one most of your components use, only has 20A.  12 X 20 = 240.  Round up to 250W because it's group regulated and it's not possible to have 98% of the power on the +12V rail.

 

For comparison, an EVGA BR450 has 37.5A on the +12V (450W), a Corsair CV450 has 35A on the +12V (432W), a Cooler Master MWE 450 has 37A on the +12V (444W)... These are all REAL 450W PSUs.  What you have is a fake because there's no "law" that forces manufacturers to tell the truth on their label.

 

Also, the CE and UL logos on that PSU are also fake.

 

ah i see

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Replace the unit before upgrading any components. 
 

I can help find a new unit that fits your budget. 

What country are you in and how much are you willing to spend? 

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yes im going to get a new psu
and i was just about to head out
but i came here to see the way to identify a fake psu caz there is a parts store near me so yea
im from nepal and the budget is kinda low like 1500 Rupee 
ty for all the help on this forms lately
very nice for biggners like me

 

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