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  • Powering Asus AT3N7A-1 with M2 Powersupply Question

    ok I have the 20 pin connector from the PS to the 24 pin on the mobo.

    there is also the 4 pin ATX 12V connector on both the mobo and the powersupply.

    does that need to be plugged in as well? Or is it one or the other?
    Heath
    First Carputer in progress.....

  • #2
    I am trying to figure out the same thing before i but the board.
    2009 Volkswagon Tiguan
    Custom Built Carpc, Only way to go

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    • #3
      The P4 connector (4pin atx 12v) on you mobo will need a supply as well in most cases.
      Check you mobo manual to see.

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      • #4
        Yes, you need both a 20 to 24 pin converter cable and the 4-pin power cable.
        Maybe not, but you can't do any harm with it.
        Check my worklog:
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        • #5
          where is the 20 to 24 pin sold
          2009 Volkswagon Tiguan
          Custom Built Carpc, Only way to go

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          • #6
            I think you can find it in any decent computer store.
            Check my worklog:
            Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

            Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

            "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
            because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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            • #7
              correction-- you do not always need a 24 pin power supply-- some boards work fine with only using 20 pins, but you need to hook it up to find out.

              you do need the p4 processor connector-- otherwise, the processor will not power on, and the system will not boot.

              if you feel you need it, newegg.com sells the 20-24 pin adapter, just make sure that you get the one with the correct connections-- their pictures are very accurate.
              My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
              "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


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              • #8
                have a link for newegg
                2009 Volkswagon Tiguan
                Custom Built Carpc, Only way to go

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                • #9
                  either of these will work:
                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-007-_-Product

                  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-060-_-Product
                  My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
                  "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


                  next project? subaru brz
                  carpc undecided

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                  • #10
                    Thank you. I am going to look at both because one seems to be male to male and not sure about the other one.
                    2009 Volkswagon Tiguan
                    Custom Built Carpc, Only way to go

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                    • #11
                      having a heck of a time finding the 4pin connector.

                      i see this site has it but $8 to ship a $2 part is a pet peeve of mine.

                      any other places you folks know of?
                      Heath
                      First Carputer in progress.....

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                      • #12
                        There are good, old fashioned IRL computer stores&services where you can buy one maybe
                        Pros: no shipping costs
                        Cons: you have to drive/walk
                        Check my worklog:
                        Corsa + Atom + Gentoo Linux + 9" capacitive touchscreen

                        Lord of the boards: DFI CP100-NRM

                        "Or you can try Ubuntu, but than don't tell everyone you are using linux,
                        because it's just a secret unreleased prebeta of Windows 3829" :P

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                        • #13
                          Wow I am in the same boat as you (Asus board and 160W M2). Just to throw this out there, the AT3N7A-I MB manual says:

                          If you intend to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, ensure that the 20-pin power plug can provide at least 15A on +12V and that the PSU has a minimum power rating of 400W.
                          The MP3car store says that the M2-160W's 12V Rail support 8A

                          Source:
                          http://store.mp3car.com/ProductDetai...Show=TechSpecs


                          Be careful! I am trying to figure out a solution to this problem myself...

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                          • #14
                            i bought a 20-24 pin cable and the 4 pin to 4 pin as well.

                            so hopefully that should do the trick.
                            Heath
                            First Carputer in progress.....

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                            • #15
                              don't worry, i've connected m2 to a 300w psu and then asus through a 20pin connector. Using m2 as a standard psu in p0 mode (j10 without switch) it works well. I've some more problems in starting system in P1, but it isn't a supply problem.

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