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#1
anyone no of any free software that will tell me how much juice my rig is using? mabye one that might even translate that into an actual price? im just curious :D

cheers ste
 
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ahhhh shame mabye it would be healpfull if their was:p
 
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Yer that would be good
 
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wonder why its never been done, just too dificult?
 

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#7
however there is software that can monitor your rails +5v, 3.3v +12v etc, so that may be handy to compare at load and idle to measure stability and see how your rails cope under stress, which might be just as good as what your looking for ?, although i cant think of the name :slap:
 
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why software? coz i dnt wanna spend any money finding out :D like i said im only curious :p an i do have software that says what my rails are using but i dnt understand it enough to no what it means i just want a user friendly one
 

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OK and if that software isn't correct and/or your bios sensors are fubar'd?
 
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#10
Check this site out. I have never tried it,but found it through MS Green page link.
Ain't gonna tell you exact usage as kill a watt would.

http://www.verdiem.com/edison/

Also, check your motherboard maker web site for any monitoring or power software.
 
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you have to use something called kill-a-watt in order to measure the amount the psu draws from the wall outlet and then factor out the efficency of the psu.
 

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#12
anyone no of any free software that will tell me how much juice my rig is using? mabye one that might even translate that into an actual price? im just curious :D

cheers ste
Try the free version of tweak vista it has something that guesses roughly how much the pc costs to run on electricity and how much carbon it produces :wtf: even though pc's don't directly or indirectly produce carbon.
 

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There's another device called AmWatt which is alot like a killAwatt and can be found at Menard's or Lowe's.
 

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#14
anyone no of any free software that will tell me how much juice my rig is using? mabye one that might even translate that into an actual price? im just curious :D

cheers ste
There is Speedfan but don't work with all motherboards. It was a sweet program on my ABit 939 mobo but on this x38 mobo it's rubbish.

I use the ZALMAN MFC2 Muti Fan Controller it does what i need which is the total usage of the PC.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999174
 
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#17
You could always go to sears or where ever and by an amp clamp. Measure total amperage draw and multiply by volts to get your wattage draw.
 
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#21
hey guys thanks for all the repplies an help, thats why i prefer this forums to other your all willing to help lol, well im gonna get back to you on the software an see if it works:p

oh and the shops youv'e mentioned i dnt ave a clew what they are lol im in the u.k :D
 

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#22
anyone no of any free software that will tell me how much juice my rig is using? mabye one that might even translate that into an actual price? im just curious :D

cheers ste
If you have a UPS i know my apc units software gives me my wattage used.
 
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#23
sorry for my ignorance lol but what's UPS and an APC unit?
haha i feel dumb now:p
 
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