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Sata & Mobo PSU Questions

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by patchogue, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. patchogue

    patchogue Guest

    Hello All!
    I was hoping that someone could help me on these probably really stupid questions.

    - I have a Deskstar Sata HD. It has both molex & SATA power conectors. Should I use both or just the SATA connector?

    - My other question relates to the mobo. It has both a 24 pin & 4 pin connectors on it. But my PSU (ultra 500W ATX) only has a 24 that can be split & plugged in 20 & 4. Should I split it up or just go with the 24?

    Thanx in advance to any help you can give.
     
  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    on the drive power connectors, use either 1 but not both. are you certain there is not a 4pin connector hiding amongst the other cables as the 4pin off the 24pin connector is not compatible with the motherboard's 4 pin connector?
     
  3. patchogue

    patchogue Guest

    Thanx for the quick reply. OK on the HD. But no there isn't a 4 pin connector, but there is however an 8 pin 12V EPS connector for a server / workstation board that can be splid apart to make 2 4 pin connectors. They do line up with the 4 pin CPU plug.
     
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    what do you mean by "the 4pin cpu plug? do you mean the motherboard plug & not the cpu fan plug?
     
  5. patchogue

    patchogue Guest

    Yes, sorry about that the ATX 12V power connector.
     

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