I have a Pentium 3 PC with a dead power supply. I was wondering if it would be o.k for me to use a different power supply in it to see if I could fire it up.
The only thing I've noticed thats different about the power supply I want to try and the power supply in the PC is that the one I want to try has the CPU power line, as the older one doesn't. Will this matter? Should I still just be able to plugin the power connection to the MOBO and have it work?
Modern motherboards have two power connections. The large main connection has either 20 or 24 pins. The smaller connection has either 4 or 8 pins.
Do you mean you have a pc with a Pentium III cpu? I built a pc at least 10 years ago with a Pentium III 500Mhz cpu. Or was it a Pentium II? I am growing old disgracefully and I forget things. I can't remember if the motherboards back then had a second smaller power connection like modern boards do. I don't think they did. I wonder if that's what leo2kp meant?