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
I do even think leaving it would be a problem. Even boards that do not use the -5 can still work with a power supply with that wire.
Point in case, just for you i plugged my old bestek 250 watt psu into my GX260(closest and only dell i have to play with. think it has the same board too). The computer boots and works fine.
No cable cutting or removing.
My ANTEC TP 380s does NOT allow ye olde Dell to start, but does not hurt it. The system just flashes the power light indicating a power problem. So there may still be a chance of it not wanted to start. Guess its gonna be a luck of the draw or attempt to see if cutting a wire helps. If it DOES help, post back to let me know.
well it worked i put a 500w std atx 20 psu in my dell gx270 and a x1950gt agp card and it was ok. it messed about at first with some beeping so was almost in tears but got it sorted in the end but i think the pc is to slow as my fps in games didnt inprove much at all so next its a mobo and processor loooool