AMD Athlon PC (4 pin power plug)

  Jester2K II 09:30 10 Sep 03

Installed a new mobo in an AMD Athlon PC.

There is the normal 20 pin power supply plug but there is an extra 4 pin plug.

I understood that this was for Pentium 4 processors only. The mobo has a socket for this plug and that manual says to connect both.

Silly question but do i?

  The Transporter 09:33 10 Sep 03

The four pin square plug supplies the mobo with 12 volts, which aids in system stability. I know they are used on the latest ABit Nf7-S v2 boards. I have it plugged in on mine.


  Jester2K II 09:34 10 Sep 03

Cheers. Did wonder why it had the plug if it was just for P4s

  hssutton 09:35 10 Sep 03

That's what's required on my MSI K7N2, using a Athlon XP 2400.


  Jester2K II 09:43 10 Sep 03

It seemed to work ok without it but this am i spotted the extra socket...

Also see my other thread about reboots...

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