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Old Nov 20, 2003, 10:57 PM
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hi - i'm buliding me a new pc today, but the new ATX case i bought has some weird new plugs with it, so who can tell me where the hell they're meant to connect to!

so far all the ones i know i've plugged in, but some remain unpluged, ie-

the PSU has these 2 left over, ie...
1. an oblong white 6-holed plug, about an inch wide.
2. a square semi-clear 4 holed plug, about 1 squ cm wide.

also, from the front panel are a cluster of 8 black 1-pin plugs.
each has some text on its side, eg- 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 1-A, and 2 marked 'ground' and '+5V'

the case attaches to my new main board of - ASUS A7V8X-X

any suggestions welcomed as i know ****-all of where they go.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 03:36 AM
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The first plug is an old AT power connector, forget about it.
The second plug is an extra power connection that was originally just used for P4 motherboards, though I now believe the AMD 64 mobo's use it as well. If your running an Athlon, Duron or similar, again forget about it.

The front connectors are for front-mounted USB ports. Look in your mobo manual to see if it has an extra USB header on the motherboard. If it does, it will give you the pin ID's and then all you do is match them up.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 01:43 PM
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Some NForce 2 motherboards use the square as well.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 02:08 PM
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And it stables the 12 volt supply.
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 06:55 PM
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[B]The first plug is an old AT power connector, forget about it.
The front connectors are for front-mounted USB ports. [/B]
Thanx - but ....
1. why would a modern PSU have just 1 AT plug when AT main boards have sockets for 2 of them, not 1, as i recall ???
2. whats this P4 motherboard all about?
3. so AMD do main boards now - is that right, an any good?
4. ah - i just found the extra usb port hiding away an its called the 'usb header 10-1 pin USB56' - tho it has 9 pins an my cluster of leads numbers 8 ! - so which pin do i leave out, as my manual isnt too clear?
5. is that Nforce board connected in some way with the Gforce IC?
6. just noticed my new mobo has 3 audio sockets with a 'ADI 1980 6-chan CODEC + S/PDIF out interface' - so does that mean i dont need a soundcard?
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Old Nov 21, 2003, 07:03 PM
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1. No idea, but yes they used two.
2. P4 - Pentium 4 - Any motherboard that supports a P4 chip.
3. No, that's not what I ment. I ment any motherboard that supports an AMD chip.
4. I can't see the pin-outs, I can't see the connectors, I can't advise you.
5. nForce motherboards are from nVidia, the makers of the GeForce range of cards. So yes they are connected. Sort of.
6. If you don't want a soundcard, don't get one. The on-board will do.
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