PSU Help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i am loking to get a new case and i like it and it is cheap but the PSu that comes with it is a dual Fan P4 Power Supply, i got an AMD board. is there a adapter i can get for it to work with an AMD board or what???
    here is the link to the case

    http://eprom.com/home/images_of_cases/Turbo/xpider.htm
     
  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    all power supply can be use on amd board...
    except for pentium4 which require a p4 connector ;)
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    this one says P4 power supply

    so this one wont work with my amd board???
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    all atx boards use the same atx power connector. but intel wanted to include an extra 4-pin 12v connector to make sure their P4 boards get enough power. so power supplies that include that 4-pin 12v connector are labelled "P4" power supplies, even though they'll work with any atx board.

    even some amd boards are now utilizing this connector. but if your board doesn't, then no biggie.
     
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok cool, thanks for clearing it all up

    but now i got anouther question the P4 power 4 pin connector, and there is anouther wierd one, can they be made into the normal 4 pin connecters that drives use??

    here is a pic of the connecters
     
  6. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    no, the molex connectors that you plug into drives have 5v (red) and 12v (yellow). if you need more molex connectors, just buy some cheap splitters.

    i don't think you can or want to adapt that 4-pin p4 connector to do something else. same goes for that other one (don't remember what it's used for.. something old.)
     
  7. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok thanks