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Honor Student
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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