You will need
  • computer;
  • - Internet;
  • browser.
If you are faced with a situation where the computer suddenly turned off in the game or viewing high-quality video, one of the reasons for this behavior may be the lack of power. That is installed is not powerful enough power supply in the system unit. To calculate what model power supply your computer requires, first of all it is necessary to know the power of your graphics card. View the model of your graphics card. This information you can find in warranty certificate. If this is not an option, run the DirectX utility or device Manager.
Start a browser and type in the search engine model of your graphics card. For example, the HD 6950 from the manufacturer Gigabyte. Select the link that leads to the website of the manufacturer of your video card. Visit the original website, as the Russian-speaking variant of a site, the information may be incomplete.
Find the description of the video card (Overview) or its specification). Look for the words " System power supply requirement, in our case it is 500 W. Thus, the power of the Gigabyte HD 6950 — 500 watts. This is not permanent consumption, and the index, taken "oversized", that is, even during maximum loads allocated to the video card, 500 watt would be sufficient.
If you are unable to find the necessary information on the manufacturer's website, look for reviews and tests on sites with computer issues. So, the link you will find the output more than 70 cards in various tests.
Conscientious sellers and collectors include the power adapter and select the appropriate accessories to it. However, it is useful to know how much power is consumed by your video card.