Power supply burn't out on my sisters tower and I got a second hand one from an local ad. He say's in his email to me that this psu is a pci-e power supply, I bought it throught a 3rd party so I was not there to see it but when The 3rd party called me, and told me there was no pci-e connectors on the psu, I was lost. Is it possible to have a pci-e power supply with no actually pci-e connectors on it? I need to know before I call him and start asking for a reason why he lied to me, unless he didn't realize thou he did stat that he repaired computers from his home...
I just want to know if he was right or wrong calling the psu a pci-e powersupply with no pci-e connectors on it.
Looking back I see where I went wrong, I asked him "how many watt's is it, and what pci-e connector does it have?" my words exactly.
his response was "It is a Pci-E Power Supply it is 480 Watt. 24 pin power connecter to the motherboard and extra 4 pin mobo connecter also 1 sata power connecter and 1 floppy power connecter and 2 Hard Drive and 2 Cd rom Power connecters."
Clearly he didn't mention a single pci-e connector *i didn't realize since he said it was a pci-e psu I must of overlooked this, so either he was right and it is a pci-e psu just with no pci-e connectors built into the psu. Thou I would of thought if Someone asked me that I would of clearly told them the difference, most people who want a pci-e powersupply ovisouly want the connectors on the psu..
it's kinda like a buyer beware thing, I am not sure if he intended to do this or not he might of not realized, but for someone who builds computers...
He is either lying or he is mistaken. The 24 pin connector is what we would simply call "the main power connector".
The 4 pin molex to 6 pin PCIe adapters will work if the PSU has adequate 12 volt current capacity.
I suspect from the lack of PCIe connectors and the single SATA power connector that this is an old PSU design characterized by fairly heavy (by today's standards at least) 5 volt and 3.3 volt rails and a relatively light 12 volt rail. It may not adequately power your system.