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    Can an AT PS power an ATX board?

    I know it would be simple to cut some wires and put an ATX plug on the end. i would be missing the 3.3v nd i'm guess that just leaves me with less fuctionality. (power off/on)

    If there's an easy way to get 3.3v, thats great. but in the meantime, i just got this via 800 board and the Arise AT PS sitting in front of me.

    I'm sweating bullets here. Am i going to screw up my board by doing this? or is it even worth it>?

    MIKE!!

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    oh ya, an i have no intrest in wasting a perfectly good PS

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    You will need 3.3v, its used to power the CPU amongst other things. However, you can just get a 3.3v reg and power it off the 5v line to get 3.3v (as is done on-board by AT motherboards). As long as you wire the pins correctly yes it will work.
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    thats just a radioshack part? I can do that. Sweet. thanks!!

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    Also, The arise is 65 Watts. Does the 800mHz and Via pull more than that?

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    I think I read somewhere here thaat the actual VIA 800 cpu draws only about 18 watts, compared to an Intel cpu at about 60 watts. Try searching, it was only about a week ago.
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    Ready Made adapter?

    So would Mastero be willing to provide a ready made adapter kit to make this work?

    I would also like to use my AT DC/DC PSU!
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    Mastero Sells the AT -> ATX plug on his site. Thats what you can use if you want the board to act like an AT. He also mentioned building a ready made kit that converts the two about a month ago. Not sure where he is with that, but i definatlely could use a couple.

    18 watts sounds great to me! Still waiting for my board to get in...

    MIKE!

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    Have a look at this thread for more info than you'd ever possibly want.

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