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Posted this a couple of weeks ago as part of a power suppply problem thread, but hoping for some new ideas this time. (Previous post)
ASUS A7M266-D motherboard - every spec I see, including the one that comes with it, says it uses a standard power supply.
However, the power supply which came with my computer has a 6-bin connector which plugs into the 6 pin AUX PWR connector on my motherboard.
Most "standard" power supplies made today do not have a 6-pin connector; only server power supplies have it.
So my question is this:
What does the 6-pin AUX POWER connector on my board do and how will the motherboard perform when I buy a power supply that has no connector for this?
(BTW, the ASUS web site and the manual are woefully unenlightening when it comes to this matter, as was every search I made on Google, yahoo, and most tech forums; it is almost as though I am the first person ever to wonder this.)
Thanks for your patience.
Dave
 

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deebeef:

What is the question on your mind ????? Your mother board (server board) needs two +5V power lines therefore a standard version 2.0 complaint PSU is not going to fire up your board !!

Two choices >> new version 2.03 complaint PSU of high quality or new mobo and regular 2.0 version PSU ?????? if you buy a generic PSU you will probally fry something / get instability crashes / auto shutdowns / throttle back cpu performance


if you research on ebay you may get lucky and get a used 500 watt enermax version 2.03 psu in guaranteed working condition ???

http://cgi.ebay.com/Enermax-460-Wat...ryZ80173QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Thanks, but that didn't even come close to answering the question.

Actually it was two questions, so I will split them up:
1) What does the 6-pin AUX POWER connector on my board do?
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2) How will the motherboard perform when I buy a power supply that does not have a 6-pin AUX connector?
and I will add one...
3) Why do people keep telling me to buy a power supply that doesn't have the 6-pin connector?

Thanks, Dave
 

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Well Dave:

I personally have never run a server board without the proper PSU / I have learned the hard way too many times / that when you do a rogue installation you ruin componets !! I still play around and burn up old old dated componets but I dont do that to good usuable equipment.

I dont know what the 6 pin aux coonectors does per say / sorry :( other than accomodate whatever component is using the extra +5V leg ?????

as for the "other" people telling you to use a standard mobo / hmmmmm are they willing to buy you a new board when it gets fried ??????? Then manufactuer is giving you plenty of warning not to try using a "standard" psu ????

I think why the others are suggesting that is because the version 2.0 compliant psu's are the most frequently used by far !! and they are backward complaint with yester years (year 1999 to 2002) version 1.0 standard !! They are probally assuming your board uses the old version 1.0 standard when in actuallity it needs a "server" psu version 2.03

goodluck

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Great questions!

Lousy answers!!

Jibber-jabber!!!

coolgunz,
If you have a question, please start your own thread, as it tends to confuse the issue from the original poster's point of view.
Furthermore, being curt and abrupt will not get you anywhere. :upset:
 

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The 6 pin AUX power connector provides additional current to meet the board's 3.3VDC and 5VDC requirements.

I would not risk trying this board without that extra power connector on the mobo without first consulting with the manufacturer as to why the board specs say that it will work with a standard PSU (Who knows what that means).
 

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I ran into this exact situtation about a month ago with an older socket A motherboard


I bought an Antec SP-500 and bought an adapter plug supplied by the Antec folks for $15.00 ran like a champ


BTW: the adapter just used some of the wires from two of the PSU's peripheral plugs (molex & sata drive plug) to make the 6 pin aux plug adapter
all you have to do is keep the wire colors the same

how is that for jibber jabber
 
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