Auxillary Cable

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    My new power supply (Hiper) has an auxillary power supply cable, but no instructions as to what this cable is for, any advice please.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I not sure I understand exactly. Picture?
     
  3. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    It is a fairly thick cable with a 6 pin plug attached. In the Hiper Manual, which is pretty basic, it is described as :-
    Auxiliary power connector (6 pin) (Pentium 4)
     
  4. Burpster

    Burpster Guest

    i think some Pentium boards require 2 power connections
     
  5. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    P4 requires an extra 4-pin connector apart from the standard ATX connector. What that 6-pin is for I have no clue
     
  6. zoey

    zoey Guest

    Are you sayin that the reqular atx and the 4 pin (12v) both get connected to the mobo, because I only use the 4 pin. Am I doing it wrong?
     
  7. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Nope, if it works fine.

    Some boards do require two connecters, although I saw this on dual CPU systems...not solo.
     
  8. zoey

    zoey Guest

    I thought so.
     
  9. Zedric

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    And it works?? I'll be damned. I'd plug in the ATX as well since the PSU is rated for currents on each voltage. If you pull all current through the 12V you're not using the PSU's full potential.
     
  10. zoey

    zoey Guest

    I'll hooke them both up in a day or so and see if it makes a difference.
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    might also be for the newer cpu's

    those babies require some juice... but whatever floats the boat is good enough :) yer right...

    /me draws a mental bullseye on nicks dancing avatar and pops it in da ass...
     
  12. Nick M

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    :)

    / jumps / ow!

    heh. Yer right too :)
     
  13. Pythro

    Pythro Guest

    My Asus mobo has a regular atx connector, a p4 4 pin connector, and in case you don't have the p4 4 pin connector on your mobo it has a regualr 4 pin connector.
     
  14. must be a higher watt power supply. the extra 6 pin connector (has all red and black wires going to it i believe) is for some some server motherboards. it covers the added draw of all the bells and whistles :)