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PSU 6-pin Aux not needed, convert to 4-pin possible?

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December 6, 2007 1:01:19 AM

I've got an older atx 1.3 power supply running slightly newer equipment. There is a 6-pin aux connector that the motherboard doesn't need are there any adapters available that could turn it into a 4-pin molex or two.

Is that even possible?

Thanks for any help.

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December 6, 2007 4:46:24 AM

What do you need the 4-pin for?
a c 144 ) Power supply
a c 156 V Motherboard
December 6, 2007 6:03:43 AM

I don't think so. I rummaged around in my junk box and found an old ATX 1.3 PSU. The connector you are talking about looks like half of an old AT PSU (flat white connector that looks like it mates with flat pins, right?

The 6 pins are:
3 black - ground
2 orange - 3.3 volts
1 red - 5 volts.

12 volt output is not available. If you need to run another drive, buy a Y-type drive power adapter (molex female to 2 molex males).
December 6, 2007 9:47:35 AM

Jsc, That is the connector I am talking about. There are a few other 6-pin threads on here about newer power supplies and older motherboards but I have the opposite situation.
Thank you.

I still have two 4 pin molex available. I'm using a full tower case and I believe the power supply is a decent one. I didn't want to overload it with drives and fans though.