Powersupply question- making sound want to replace,, desktop

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by KOS, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. KOS

    KOS Guest

    hi everyone, so the power supply came and it fit perfectly,,, no
    problems at all. Paul your links to the gateway site were 100 percent
    helpful, actually the install took about 5 minutes.. The only thing
    was that the connector was like 4 pin from the mother board to the
    power supply was not included, so I used the old one,, that one goes
    to the 5 label connector.... Note, as you know there is one i dont
    know if it is 25 pin that goes to th epowersupply and the mother
    board.. Then there is another connector that goest to the mother board
    to powersupply, 4 connector pins?? I used the old one.. Thing works
    good, house has not burned down!
    Than ks
    KOS, Jul 31, 2010
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  2. KOS

    Paul Guest

    So far, sounds like a happy ending :)

    The four pin connector on motherboards, is typically the ATX12V 2x2, with two
    yellow wires and two black wires. That connector was added around the
    time that Intel introduced the Pentium 4 processor. An onboard Vcore
    switching regulator, converts the 12V into 1.5V (for a P4) or less
    voltage, for operating the processor. That is what it would be for.


    If a person has a really old power supply, they can get an adapter cable,
    to go from a couple Molex to the 2x2 square connector. This particular one,
    has only one Molex 1x4 to draw power from (connector on the right), and
    I wouldn't use this if the processor draws a major amount of power.


    So I don't know if that is the kind of cable you're referencing or not.
    If you need pictures to aid in the description, you can use photos
    linked from this page.


    Paul, Jul 31, 2010
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  3. KOS

    KOS Guest

    yup, its the 4 pin atx -not the black one,, you have a photo there

    the power supply cost me 70 bucks, better than paying 900+ for a new
    system. thanks again for your help w/this matter
    KOS, Aug 1, 2010
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