Where have all the LEDs gone?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Eck, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Eck

    Eck .user

    United States
    Alright, so I've got Dell Dimension 4100 that'll be 2 years old this October. I'm considering doing a major upgrade: new motherboard, stick of 512 DDR, and a Pentium 4 at 2.4 GHz. I was measuring my old one the other day, and I didn't see any LEDs. I thought that maybe they could have been under the tunnel that directs the processor's heat out the back, but I couldn't be for certain. I didn't see any wires going to it or anything. But, I did notice this thing that was connected to the motherboard right by the ATX socket. It looked like it could have been a molex connector, but it had mainly blue wires (I think). I was thinking maybe Dell makes their LEDs into a little plug-in like that instead of doing it the old fashioned way? Anyone know if this is true, or if they're just under the air tunnel? Lemme know, the help is much appreciated.
  2. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    You might as well get a new case, seeing as how you're going to have to upgrade that power supply to use your new P4.
  3. Sprung

    Sprung Guest

    Re: Re: Where have all the LEDs gone?

    Not true;)

    Here is a link to the needed adapter. http://motherboardexpress.com/specs/spec_adv.cfm?ProductID=9048
  4. UofEEE

    UofEEE Guest

    I was referring to wattage. I wouldn't want to run a 2.0 ghz p4 with a 250 watt power supply. Plus, you could get a cooler looking case than those dells. I wouldn't trust any adapters, but that's just me.
  5. Goatman

    Goatman Ska Daddy

    Why did Intel change their connector for the P4 anyways??
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Remember... Intel Inside (Pentium 4) and Antec Outside...!:D :D
  7. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    The extra 4 pins are dedicated power to the CPU... P4's require more power to run, so they had to introduce the new standard...