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I'm looking for software that will show how much wattage is being used.  Is there a free application for this?
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You can use this tool to calculate how much PSU usage:

http://www.journeysystems.com/?powercalc
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thephalanx,

You can use AMD Power Monitor for free to monitor your power usage
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AMD_Power_Monitor_d4939.html
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If you are trying to determine actual power usage, software will not help.  This inexpensive device will provide info:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/7657/

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thephalanx,

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Thanks, war1
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Hi, why won't software work?
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The only information available from mobo monitoring is voltage.  You cannot calculate even approximate power useage with only one parameter.

watts (power) = volts x amps (current) for a pure resistance load.
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Oh ok.  Thank you for your help!
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