Honor Student
Posts: 4
Member Since: ‎05-19-2010
Message 1 of 3 (378 Views)

How powerful is my power supply?

I have an a1700N desktop. I cant seem to find anything telling me what wattage my stock power supply is. 

Associate Dean
Posts: 6,230
Member Since: ‎12-31-2008
Message 2 of 3 (377 Views)

Re: How powerful is my power supply?

Well the absolute best way is to look at the nameplate of the power supply.  Remove the side panel of the computer case, with the computer OFF.  There should be a nameplate on the power supply that will tell just what is being asked.  Most PS for that style/model are no more than 300 watts.

{---------- Please click the "Thumbs Up" to say thanks for helping.
Please click "Accept As Solution" if my help has solved your problem. ----------}

This is a user supported forum. I am a volunteer and I do not work for HP.
Posts: 25,041
Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
Message 3 of 3 (369 Views)

Re: How powerful is my power supply?

One of the important numbers on the label is the 12 volt amperage along with the total wattage.  Follow TheOldMan's advice.

HP DV9700, t9300, Nvidia 8600, 4GB, Crucial C300 128GB SSD
HP ENVY 17t Touch,i7-6500u,6GB, 256 GB SSD (on loan)
HP Photosmart 6520
HP Touchpad, HP Chromebook 11
Custom i7-4790k, Z97, 16GB 2400 MHz DDR3, Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, (2)Samsung EVO 840 SSD, Corsair HX650, GTX 980TI, Corsair H75 water cooler
Windows 10 Pro in UEFI mode - production system
Windows 7 and 8 in UEFI mode - test systems
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation