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January 30, 2009 8:03:51 AM

Hi my problem is i have a dell gx270 ive looked at the power supply connector that plugs into the motherboard and its a standard atx power supply my problem is the new power supply Iv looked at has a white -5 volts wire in pin 18 and mine dont . I have read that older power supplys used the white wire in pin 18 .so if i removed it will this be a problem. My guess is its just a -5v cable and removing it will be fine lol.........................boo0oom..... but id like to have it confirmed by someone who knows about this sort of thing thanks in advance for any help

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January 30, 2009 8:39:16 AM

I think removing it is more likely to cause a problem than leaving it. just leave it where it is.
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January 30, 2009 8:40:25 AM

also, anyone know how to report a user on these new forums?
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January 30, 2009 9:38:01 AM

i agree, just leave the power supply alone, most power supplies are backwards compatible
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January 30, 2009 1:23:12 PM

This is an older Dell. It is possible it uses non-standard pinouts. Check first, or risk letting the magic blue smoke out of it and/or your new PSU.
January 30, 2009 9:52:35 PM

mi1ez said:
I think removing it is more likely to cause a problem than leaving it. just leave it where it is.

That report button is in the gray text at the top of the post box.
January 31, 2009 4:04:19 PM

Jake_Barnes said:
That report button is in the gray text at the top of the post box.

You must have been drinking some bad beer or doing something else... He was talking about removing the pin from the power supply cable. Not about the message posted. :lol: 
January 31, 2009 10:17:02 PM

orangegator said:
You must have been drinking some bad beer or doing something else... He was talking about removing the pin from the power supply cable. Not about the message posted. :lol: 

Dude, he was talking about a malicious post that I removed. Your answer makes no sense - next time, pay attention.
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