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    ATX Supply on an ITX Board?

    I've searched the forums, and was surprised that I couldn't find this newb-sounding question.

    I just picked up an ITX board, and a DC-DC PSu for it. I want to be able to load everything on it in the house, and have an ATX PSU sitting on the shelf. Can I use this without damaging the board?

    Sorry if this is completely asinine. I don't have the board in front of me, so I don't even know if the connector will actually fit. I just want to be able to play with it a bit tonight when I get home from the gym without worrying about frying the board.

    I appreciate your help and patience.
    --Fish

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    I am going to attempt to answer your question with a question.

    How did you know what DC to DC PSU to get for it if you have no idea what type of PSU it takes?

    Moved to newbie area, this does not belong in the technical power supply area.
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    Thank you for moving the thread.

    I picked up a prefab ITX computer (after my own adventures with building a system didn't exactly work out). It's got a DC-DC supply with it.

    The prior system was simply too big, and causing too many problems. It was being run off an Opus 150, but I'm planning on having the new comp under the front seat. Thankfully I can salvage pretty much everything aside from the core computer itself for the new setup.

    Sorry about what seems a ridiculous question. My searching/googling skills are failing me today.

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    ATX is the power spec.
    miniITX is the formfactor.

    If your miniITX board is made to use the ATX power spec, then an ATX power supply will work with it.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I think hell just froze over?
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    Beautiful, thank you. I felt like an *** asking this, but my searching was just getting me frustrated. It's been a long day at work, I'm sure that didn't help.....

    i kinda guessed that it was idiot=proof to an extent (different connection or some such) if it wasn't meant to work.

    Thanks again. I can't even begin to describe how helpful this forum has been

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    what mainboard does it have?

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    Ah. Nice mainboard

    It seems as though your question was already answered, but I'll repeat it anyway :P

    Yes, that mainboard will definitely work with a standard ATX v1.0 (20 pin) or ATX v2.0 (24 pin) PSU. We use ATX PSU's all the time for testing purposes on this mainboard.

    Good luck with your project!

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    Great, thank you all again!

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