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    Hey all

    I cant count how many PC's i have built & repaired, how many PSU's that have went through my hands and i have always seen this plug on the majority of PSU's but i have never had to use it and i have never seen a mobo that used it, until NOW!!




    A friend wanted me to see what was wrong with an old PC they wanted to get working, it's an old gateway.

    I don't have any old PSU's around anymore that have that plug so i threw in a newer one and have nothing to plug into the mobo for that power.

    I booted up the PC and installed windows XP and everything seems to be running fine.

    So what is the purpose of that extra power plug on the mobo's ?
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    old server style aux power to cpu.

    you can get these

    http://www.cwc-group.com/20atxpoextca.html
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    Yeah i was thinking it was for the CPU or the ramm but it all seems to run fine with nothing plugged into it.

    The first thing i noticed was the ramm also,
    http://support.gateway.com/s/MEMORY/RIMM/5000346/500034601.shtml

    http://support.gateway.com/s/MEMORY/RIMM/5000346/5000346nv.shtml

    And that stuff gets way hot!!!

    Wow... $9.00, i can get a new PSU with the connector on it for $20.00, i just figured if it was running and everything is working maybe i did not need to worry about it.

    I suppose i could wire the plug off the old one onto the PSU without it...
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    those early p4s drove me to build amd systems for awhile.
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