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What mobo components use -5V

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a b V Motherboard
June 3, 2010 12:34:10 AM

does anyone know what mobo components use -5V or -12V that ATX PSU's supplies

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a b V Motherboard
June 3, 2010 9:38:10 AM

-5 V was used on some of the earliest PCs for floppy controllers and other circuits used by ISA bus cards. It is usually provided, in small quantity (generally less than 1A), for compatibility with older hardware.

-12 V: This voltage is used on some types of serial port circuits, whose amplifier circuits require both -12V and +12V. It is not needed on some newer systems, and even on older ones not very much is used, because the serial ports require little power. Most power supplies provide it for compatibility with older hardware, but usually with a current limit of less than 1 A.
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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2013 12:44:07 AM

Now, pretty much nothing. Some PSU are dropping it now. It was mainly used for early ISA systems. Modern SuperIo controllers do not need it even if they emulate ISA.
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