[pcductape] Re: Power Supply

  • From: "Bob Noble" <bnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 21:12:28 -0700

Hi Chuck,
The reason for the soft power supply as you call it, ATX, is so one can call in
and have their computer turn on fully, so one can use it from afar.

I don't see too many people using it this way though.

Bob Noble
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chuck Haller" <teknospud@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2003 6:49 PM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: Power Supply

| Hi Matt, Chuck here
|     What you're probably looking at is the newer ATX power supply.
| What you have is a P20 power plug (20 Wires) instead of the P8 and P9
| (Six and six).
|   The idea is that the CPU takes less and less power, so you now have
| 3 orange wires that supply 3 VDC to the MB.  The red are still 5V and
| yellow are 12V.  The thing you need to be careful of is to connect the
| PWR, (NOT for the green "Power LED") small 2-prong plug that goes to
| the MB (This is called "Soft Power") along with the Reset, Speaker
| etc.  As you now know, windows controls the MB when you go to "Shut
| Down".  If you need to shut down the machine manually the MB controls
| the ON/OFF function via the front panel switch, typically you push in

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