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    finding the watts my desktop uses

    I am interested in finding the total watts my desktop uses.
    I have came across a program powertop, but i heard it gives out watts per device on pc. I also have no idea what I'm looking at as it does something either. I was looking for the total watts used by the pc regardless of the devices used.

    Is there something I am doing wrong with powertop or is there another program to do this?

    Code:
    metulburr@ubuntu:~$ man powertop
    No manual entry for powertop
    Last edited by micahpage; September 5th, 2012 at 11:11 AM.

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    Re: finding the watts my desktop uses

    I do not think any internal software can measure total power.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=OTU3OA
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    Re: finding the watts my desktop uses

    This device will answer your question:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882715001
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    Re: finding the watts my desktop uses

    You'll have to run the pc and all peripherals off one multi-socket strip, and meter the electric being used by the strip.
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    Re: finding the watts my desktop uses

    ah well. I just assumed that there might of been some software to measure the power. Thanks

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