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P8 Cable, where does it go?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by s15diego, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. s15diego

    s15diego Thread Starter

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    Hello, This is my first post so I hope it will be easy :)

    I found a cable sticking out in a computer i didnt use for a long time and i was wondering where could it go. i looked at the motherboard (not sure what model but its a Compaq) and i cant seem to find where it could go. it comes out of a connector labeled P3 which goes to the graphics card and to the power supply box.

    Thanks :)
    EDIT: here is a picture of it:
    http://attachments.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=220520&stc=1&d=1360674290
     

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  2. Triple6

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    It's a power connector used for floppy drives, some older video cards, and some expansion cards. If you have none of those or the ones you have do not require that plug then it doesn't need to be plugged in anywhere. Power supplies provide numerous connectors to allow additional devices connected, they don't all need to be plugged in unless needed. Also the numbering is to make it easier to tech support to guide users and is mainly used by Compaq/HP and Dell, to the rest of the world they don't exist.
     
  3. s15diego

    s15diego Thread Starter

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    Thanks alot, I don't think I'll be in need of that cable then.

    Best regards :)
     
  4. Abriam26

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    Mainly floppy drives... even my new computer has such a cable.. not really that useful.
     
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