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question about the p4 atx12v power connector

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ubamous3, Feb 16, 2005.

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  1. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    hi

    is the square p4 atx12v power connector really essential? i have read that it's mandatory for pentium 4 systems but i have a sony vaio that's a p4 2.66 ghz and it doesnt have the square 12v connector hookedup (i just discovered this as i 'm taking it apart to clean the inside).

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  2. Old Rich

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    It is essential for boards that have the connection on them . . if the board does not have the connection it is not needed.

    wrs
     
  3. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    hi wrs,

    thanks for responding

    the board does have the connection slot tho; and i have been formatting it installing win2k pro since i put it back together so apparently the atx12v is not needed on this pc b/c if it does need the atx12v, it wouldnt get to that stage right?
     
  4. CarlssonMB

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    If it needed it and you didn't have it plugged in, the PC would not boot, so no you don't need it :D
     
  5. Old Rich

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    If the board has the connection for it, I would plug it in

    wrs
     
  6. ubamous3

    ubamous3 Thread Starter

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    the board has connection for it, but the power supply doesnt have the plug for it tho; this is a prebuilt system (sony vaio rx-950), not home built
     
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