Checking the real Amp of a PSU?
October 30, 2014 05:13PM
So my stock PSU died and I want to upgrade to a more powerful PSU.
Is there any way to test what the real amps of a power supply are before buying from a store?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/30/2014 05:14PM by solidude.
Re: Checking the real Amp of a PSU?
October 31, 2014 11:22AM
Not really. You'd need to plug it in and apply a load in order to measure the current. If you're lucky you might be able to find a review if it's a name brand supply, but if it's an off brand, forget about it. Plus the supply you buy may be of a different build quality anyways. Either make sure they have a return policy that will allow you to return it (just say it wasn't powerful enough for your system) or size it appropriately for your desired load plus a healthy margin of error.
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