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Old 01-06-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Is there a simple script or file that tells me the current wattage the computer is using. If not is there an easy way to determine it?
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There is no way to measure this within the computer, there is no way for it to know how much it is using. Only way you could figure it out for sure would be with a good multimeter, find out the amperage being used then multiply by the voltage.

There are basic, ball park numbers on what each component should use available online.
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There is no way to tell that from the computer itself. You need to measure the current being drawn from the physical power cable plugging into the computer's PSU.

For that you need to use a device like the Kill-A-Watt.
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I just recently upgraded to gutsy gibbon and under the gnome-power-management there is a graph displaying how much I used, granted it seems highly inaccurate. Thanks though :-D


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