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extra power leads on power supply?

Q: extra power leads on power supply?

I have a generic MB (P-120 CPU ) which I just switched to a different case and power supply. It has an extra "six pin power type connection" in the middle of the board. Only one supply that I have matchs this and the wires are three green and three black. What is the funtion of this connector, it looks from the wire colors to be some form of switch.

Its a case of not wanting to swap out the power suppy from my other unit unless necessary. I have 4 other supplies and none have the extra wire, which is listed as P10.

Many thanks in advance.

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A: extra power leads on power supply?

Sounds like typical extra +5V lead and can be used for any number of things...(riser cards,backplanes,to drive extra slots, etc.)
Without knowing the specs. on your motherboard this question is impossible to answer...Post Mobo identification (make/model) or obtain FCC ID and post that. Perhaps we can find a more definitive answer for you...BOL
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A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

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A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

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A:Computer won't power up (poss. power supply)

Does it happen with any other appliances? as in does using the toaster while using the kettle While your mate is in the Electric shower, telly on, or ironing?

Possibly a static build up, it is possible, Wher are you situated??
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What is the make and model of your comp? is it the same as your friends?

is your machine custom built or is it a brand?
Answer a few of them and we will try to narrow it down 4 you..

Mean while if you could get your hands on a spare PSU that would be handy. And remember when dealing with PSU's alway leave them to sischarge for at least 24hrs,
the 3 D'S, Disconect, discharge, dismantle.
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A:Laptop gets no power, power supply seems to be working

The charging circuits on the laptop motherboard may be shorted...
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A:Power Supply or Power Strip?

Check your power management settings (and reinstall software if needed, from the manufacturer website). I've run across many problems with SP2 messing with power management settings...
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A:power supply and power jumper

Disconnect External Power To The Wall Socket Before Messing Around In The Box!!!!!!!!!!!
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A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

Well sounds like your power supply took a power surge. Well to start with i would try a power supply. Now about replacing the power supply cheap is not the best way to go, learned from experience. Here is my recommendation:
And for replacing a PSU not hard. If you need help removing it Post back i will walk you through step by step if need be.
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A:Would a 500W power supply power this

Hi QGamez,

I reckon a 500W wouldn't be enough but a 750W may be the right one. I had a look in a few forums and they had 650W & 750W etc but not 500W.

But wait for more input from the others and see what they have to say
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A:installed new power supply...still no power!?

Is the LED lit on the MB? Try bypassing the front case switch by putting the blade of a small screwdriver across the pins on the MB that the switch connects to.
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A:Power supply and mobo are 100%, no power

There are some motherboards that have a power on button directly on the motherboard. I don't suppose you have one of those? There are some BIOS' that can enable the keyboard to power on the PC by pressing any key. I'm using one of them now. Of course, the problem with that is to get the PC started in the first place so you can change the BIOS setting (if it has that setting).

What motherboard do you have?
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.
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A:Add extra juice (power) to a USB 2.0 connection.

Many small 2.5" external disks come with a dual headed USB cable, the second is just to draw an extra 0.5A of +5V to power the disks. There are also PS/2 connector to power cables that used to come with those disks. If you get desperate, you can even make your own USB to power connector cable from a USB cable, I've also done that.
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damienb, yes you should use the 4 pin IDE power connection.
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A:Power Supply

In a single word... YES!
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A:Power Supply

The reasons a power supply can fail are too numerous to list. It's about like asking why the chicken crossed the road.

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A:Power Supply

no, don't use that PSU, I pay $20 for generic cases without power supplies, so I would think that PSU is junk. I'd recommend an Enermax, look for something around 400W, you don't really need quite that much now, but you might if you make any upgrades. Also make sure the 12v rail has enough current for the load you'll be putting on it(shouldn't be a problem if you go with Enermax)
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A:power supply? AT? ATX? wha....?? help!!

The features you describe are characteristic of both AT and ATX. What brand of computer is it?

The 20-pin connector is characteristic of ATX. The thick power cord running down to the switch from the power supply is characteristic of an AT. It looks like you have some kind of hybrid setup. Also, the "two power connectors" on the back are probably not the same. One is male and the other is female, which is characteristic of AT.

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A:power supply

no it does not mean your power supply is could be... but it also could be the ram ,the cpu, or the motherboard
does any fans come on fan , cpu fan or the power suppy fan
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i have been having green/purple flickering while playing games recently and i have been told it is most likely a overheating problem, can anyone help me.

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Open cpu, get rid of ALL dust in fans etcm with compressed air.


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A:Need new power supply


I think the Coloer master and Corsair are both solid supplies capale of delivering their rated power and then some. I have been an Antec fan and the 450 watt Antec in my first build is coming up on 6 years old and still going strong. I just used another Antec in my new build. They are reasonably priced and conservatively rated high quality supplies.
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A:Hello Everyone & Thanks. I need power supply help.

If it has made a pop sound then something has definitely blown, it can be a long winded process to figure out exactly what has gone wrong.

The best thing to do would be to remove all but the bare essentials and see if it will boot. Remove hard drive, all optical drives (cd, dvd drives), all cards bar the graphics , and have only 1 memory stick if you have more than 1 that is.

Let me know if you have any joy.
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A:Power supply

120w!!! I haven't seen one that small in years, and that was on an AT system. Get yourself a good 400w Antec or Enermax. There have been studies that 25% of all generic drives fail within the first 90 days.
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Does anyone know where to get a good Gateway compatible 500watt up power supply?

A:Power Supply

Hi Airbot, welcome to the board,

I believe a standard size PSU would fit in that unit. In making sure of that, you always can take a measurement before purchase. I don't believe Gateway will provide such information.

If the possible reason for your step up is for an addition of a mediocre gaming GPU, I heard that the built in 400 Watt PSU provides sufficient amperes.

Good luck and post back.
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I have a power supply that the fan turns on when you turn on the computer (normal) but then the fan stops running for a bit then starts up again but then turns off again, etc. etc... Is that normal??

Im running Windows 2000 Pro..


A:Power Supply

that is not normal. Sounds like a bad connection on the fan or wires somewhere or something drawing to much power. Could be the fan is ready to die.
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Any suggestion.

A:Power Supply

Might be easier and cheaper to change the power supply rather than test the current one...IMO....How old is your system?
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OK i was wondering if any of you could help me out.
I currently have a 230v power supply for my pc. would i need to upgrade my power supply to support this hardware:

ATI Radeon 9600XT
2GB Ram
Pentium 4 3.0GHz HT

i do get VPU errors alot and lag in games. I was told getting a better power supply would resolve this.

A:New Power Supply

Check this site: put in your specs and it will tell you what you need!!
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Xenta 800w psu

Arctic Power Pro 850w (modular)

Case that its going into:
Antec DF-85 Full tower



A:Which power supply

Get neither. First do you need 800w? Planning Crossfire or SLI with overclocking? If you need 800w, this one would be best from the options at that site:

If that is too expensive, go for this one:

PSUs are one place you DON'T want to go cheap. Remember all the components in your system are dependent on it. Moreover, it goes beyond power as we normally think of it for equipment. In a PC, the power, precisely stepped down into very fine, minute amounts, is the lifeblood and neurons of the system, carrying millions of bits of data and driving hundreds of thousands of almost simultaneous calculations. You need good, clean power to make it all work. And a PSU that delivers it constantly, hour after hour, day after day, year after year. Billions and billions of calculations all dependent on clean power. In addition a bad power supply can fry the video card and other components.
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I have about 70 so i want to know the best power supply i can get for that amount of money (may be able to get a little more)

i need it to be able to handle the new X800 graphics card that i am gonna buy soon so i wanted to make sure i got a good PSU (thats why im askin you lot )

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A:Power Supply

Either one of the Antecs is great. Most of the others were "Generic".
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Here's my setup:

I-Micro 375 Watt Power Supply

running a

PCChips P55g MOBO.
Intel q6600 quad core proc.
4 gigs of ram
I have an 8800GT coming shortly and I want to know if my power supply will cover it.


A:Will this power supply be enough?

In a short answer NO. A 375 watt PSU will not run a Q6600 processor and an 8800 series video card.
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A:Power supply help

That PSU should work fine for the 9600GT.
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A:Bad Power Supply?

If your PSU voltages are outside of these values then yes you need to replace it.

Voltage Rail........Tolerance.........Minimum Voltage.......Maximum Voltage
+3.3VDC............ 5%...............+3.135 VDC..............+3.465 VDC
+5VDC............... 5%...............+4.750 VDC..............+5.250 VDC
+5VSB............... 5%...............+4.750 VDC..............+5.250 VDC
-5VDC (if used)... 10%..............-4.500 VDC...............-5.500 VDC
+12VDC............. 5%...............+11.400 VDC.............+12.600 VDC
-12VDC.............. 10%..............-10.800 VDC.............- 13.200 VDC
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A:Help with power supply!

The differences in your PSUs are not very big. When you say the 3.3v line is registering low, have you taken an actual reading or are you relying on a probe software reading, if the latter they are not very accurate. If your existing PSU is working fine, I would suggest keeping it.
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A:Power Supply

Did you uninstall the drivers of the old card before removing it? Does plugging in the old card work?
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A:power supply help!!!

Where do you live?

If your real mains voltage is 115V then you should get your PSU fixed/replaced. I wouldn't risk running it at 220 very long.

If your mains voltage is 220V then 220 setting is the way it is supposed to work. If it wokred at 115 then you were very lucky not to burn down you PSU or motherboard.
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ok this is my system
samsung 22'' LCD
Logitech X-540
Ati Radeon 3850
1.5gb ram
100gb hd
dvd/cd drive combo
duel core
liquid cooling
800w power supply (has a lil problem)

ok so my question

could i go to a lower power supply wattage? if so how low?

A:which power supply to buy?

I have heard of this vid card running on as little as a 250 watt psu but I would recommend at least a 450. That way you have room for expansion if you decide to add any more hardware. I've been using PC Power & Cooling for years just because I like the concept of of single, more powerful rail. Very quiet and dependable.
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actually I need 2, each with as many amps on the rail as possible on 1 I just need a 500wat on the other I need a horse like a 700 or 750wat.

Thanks nickc

A:Need a new power supply and would like some help

Hi nickc,
1)how many amps do you need? (or what kinds of machines are they going in?)
2) whats your budget?
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A:Power supply or?

If the 1st power supply failed, then there is a good possibility that when failure occurred it may have taken out the motherboard and/or other components.
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Hi Everyone!
Need suggestions on a better power supply and where to get it for a HP Pavilion 6553? Any suggestions will be helpful!

A:Power Supply

call ;ocal puter shop most have new p/s in stock
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A:need a new power supply

If you haven't done so already, remove the PS from the case. If you can't do that, the rest of the story is not worth telling.

Take the old PS with you when you shop for a new one. Match them up!
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A:Power Supply Help )=

Hmm, I think it's probably a current surge or something. I highly recommend not plugging the PC directly into a wall socket. It can seriously damage the PC if there's a surge. Use a surge protector instead. And yes, u might have fried ur new PSU.
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A:What power supply do I have

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Small Form Factor PC: here are the specifications on a standard one from HP:

However, If you want to make sure and you know what you are doing: here are the directions on how to get the information you are looking for: