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Windows 7: How to monitor psu load on the go

26 Dec 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
How to monitor psu load on the go

How would i go about monitoring my psu load on the go with no hardware changes or mods. Is it even possible


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26 Dec 2012   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't know of or heard of any software that will do that. If you are thinking of tinkering with the psu, I would not recommend it. There was a post on here where some one did just that and ended up killing themselves. Tampering with a PSU is bad juju....
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26 Dec 2012   #3
petko131

Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
 
 

NEVER THINK OF DOING SOME MODIFICATIONS N THE PSU!! YOU'RE TOO YOUNG TO DIE!!!

As fore the psu monitoring: no software can read the power consumption, especially not of every component. Hard drives and most add on cards have no accurate way of measuring or even guestimating their own power consumption since it is usually insignificant.
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26 Dec 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

NOOOO i just wanted to see how much headroom i got incase of any upgrades. I would never even think about even removing it no matta opening it!!! And btw and age is too young
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26 Dec 2012   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What about using one of these? Kill a Watt - Energy Efficiency
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26 Dec 2012   #6
Dsprague

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit, Windows 7 Pro 64 bit ,Windows 8 64bit
 
 

This program doesn't monitor on the fly but it will analyze your system and tell you how much power your current hardware uses and it will also give you advice with a wide range of upgrade options:

Power-On
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26 Dec 2012   #7
tman69

win7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
How would i go about monitoring my psu load on the go with no hardware changes or mods. Is it even possible
both of these will show 'current' CPU usage
two simple choices come to mind---there is a yahoo widget called CPUMark--you just need to install the yahoo widget engine and the actual widget (runs at startup, uses very little resources, is fully customizeable--size, color, position, etc--the hard part is finding the yahoo widget engine

Yahoo! Widgets you'll need to search the net to find the actual software

the other is a program (free) that you can use to replace the task manager (or not) that can run minimized in the sys tray--mousing over it will show CPU usage (and more) get it here:

System Explorer - Keep Your System Under Control


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26 Dec 2012   #8
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thanks For All The Links - They Will Come In handy
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