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ASUS P4T motherboard and AUX power connector

By sundevil_1997
Jun 23, 2005
  1. I am shopping around for a new power supply for this motherboard. In addition to the ATX and ATX12V connectors, there is also an AUX power connector on this board. The PSU's I'd like to get for it (namely, the SmartPower2.0 from Antec) do not have this connector. This review by anandtech seems to indicate this motherboard does not need the aux power to function correctly.

    Can anyone here confirm this? Thanks!
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    From that article, I take that it can work without it.
    I have an old psu that has a power lead like that, but it's only 230w.
    Maybe some psus still have that connector.

    Edit: I found one psu that has the 6pin aux connector. Fortron 350w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...350-60PN-R1 ATX12V 350W Power Supply - Retail
    It's on the right of the pic.

    Another one.
    Antec true 430w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...=Antec TRUE430 ATX 430W Power Supply - Retail
    The connector is 3rd from the left.
  3. sundevil_1997

    sundevil_1997 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, there's definitely PSU's out there that I can get with that connector. I bought the Silverstone ST360 360 w PSU for this motherboard. The problem is I'm using this motherboard for an HTPC, so quiet is my prime directive. Thus, I was hoping I wouldn't have to try and find the set of PSU's that not only have the magic connector, but also are silentPCReview.com approved.

    I might just pull that connector this weekend on my existing PSU and see what happens. But I was hoping for some definitive word....who knows if pulling it might work in the short term, but in the long run put too much stress on something and it burns out.....

    I've tried asking ASUS tech support, but their support page wanted to know the MB serial number, version number, DNA, mother, father, age, and level of education....all just to ask a simple rather generic question. I'll have to open up the PC to find half the stuff they wanted, but if I can get a clear "yes" from them, I guess it'd be worth it.

    Thanks for the help, though!
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