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Old 11-26-2006, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently bought a new case that came with a 400w PSU but it has no P6 connector and the M/b docs say that it is necessary to connect to ensure sufficient 3.3v supply.

Can anyone advise me, the system booted up with a 0x0000007B stop error which I put down to a different chipset (borrowed the HDD to test the m/b. Other than that all seemed fine......will I damage anything not using the P6 connector or do I need to buy a new PSU?
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would get a new PSU. I don't know if you'll run into problems. It gives more power for the CPU.
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Old 11-27-2006, 04:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for your reply, the PSU is brand new and the m/b secondhand, so before I rush out and buy a new PSU can I ask if all socket 468 m/b's require that ATX P6 power Supply or could I transfer the CPU onto a new socket 478 M/b?

I know it seems a little strange but if I am buying something new better to repace an old bit than an unused one.

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It can run without it depending on the motherboard design (some will stop boot if its missing) but it may not stay stable. Just get a new PSU to stay safe. Its not worth the chance.

You can't use a different Socket CPU in another type of socket.
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