Quote: Originally Posted by crimson
Is there any way to check the power supply? Like watts used or max watts?
the easy answer is just to check your electricity meter
most meters these days are digital so you should easily be able to test what you are using.
In the USA it might be a bit difficult because some of the meters are located outside the building but you should still be able to check.
It gets even easier with the next generation of "Smart Meters" - these will show your usage at any time on demand and also give you day / week / month etc comparisons with previous periods
If you have this type of meter (you won't see these yet for a while in the UK) there is usually a panel INSIDE your house irrespective of where the actual meter is located. You can just key in request for info on consumption etc etc.
These are often seen in appartment blocks in places like Brussels etc because it's quite difficult to physically get access to the meter room which is often locked in the basement.
Don't forget - strange as it might seem there are still SOME tasks that can be done without a computer.