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Old 05-11-2007, 12:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I use ATX Power supply without -5 volt out

Can I use an ATX power supply which donot have -5 volt output on a motherboard (Flex ATX form factor) which require -5 volt on pin 18 of ATX power connector.

The reason for doing this is that I want to use DC power supply for my PC but all such DC power supplies do not have -5V output component. I'm unware about the importance of this -5V requirement and is astonished to see it missing in ATX standard power supplies. So can anybody guide me that is it safe to use such power supply?

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i'm not sure how necessary it is but you could do a small mod with a 7905 voltage regulator to create a -5v output if necessary.

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and what input voltage this voltage regulator requires
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