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Am using only the 6 pin molex to power a VGA PC express card. The Slimline Acer 1200AX desktop does not have any extra molex connectors available, also the 9600GT VGA card requires more waats than the Acer can spare. The power supply that I am planning on using is a PowerUP 450 watt ATX. Since am using this Pwr sup as an external stand alone how can I get it to turn on without plugging it in to a motherBoard for turn on feedback???

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Here is a link with a pinout and information on each wire for the atx, all you would have to do is run a wire from the green to a black(ground)


http://pinouts.ru/Power/atxpower_pinout.shtml

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HP Support > Pavilion a1630n Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=3245027&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

Took you this way in case you need additional information, and software; in the future.

No, replacing the Power Supply is not listed.

In the list click on the blue - How To
Now on Adding/Replacing Hardware.
Opening the PC Case

BEFORE working inside your computer, follow Anti-Static Precautions.

Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Relieve your body of Static.

Computer ON a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface of the metal frame, of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

1) Remove ALL cables. If you are not EXACTLY aware of where each cable goes, suggest making a drawing, and notes; as to where each cable goes before removing them.

2) Suggest lay a static free towel on the table you're working on, and lay the computer on it's side; opening of computer case -> Up.
Towel/cloth helps prevent scratching the table, and the computer.

Much easier to work on the computer this way, IMHO.

3) The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

(Power On switch, Power On LED light, Harddrive activity LED Restart switch; IF used)

The Front Panel header pinout is NOT listed. I THINK I know where the wires go. The Front Panel header pins. I do NOT know the color of the wires, though.
When replacing a Power Supply wires get bumped, and may get accidentally disconnected.
Suggestion is you make a drawing, and notes for the Front Panel header, and color of wires; also.

Also for the headers going along the bottom of the motherboard.
Better to safe, than trying to figure it out later.

4) The Power Supply has a Form Factor. This term was used strictly for motherboards, but has gone also to the Power Supply, and Computer Case.

The Form Factor for your Power Supply is ATX.
The term refers to the size, and shape of the case; and the power cables.
Size is approximately 6 inches Wide, 5.5 inches Long, and 3.5 inches in Height.
(152.39mm Wide x 139.7mm Long x 88.89mm Height)

It is a generic unit made by Bestec, HiPro, or Delta.
Maximum rated Wattage is 300 Watts.
(ACTUAL wattage is more like 60 to 70 percent, of what is stated.
180 to 210 Watts!)

This is JUST a look at an example. Not advertising,

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001KNO1P6/ref=asc_df_B001KNO1P62343186?smid=AZCEI3EMXUPTH&tag=nextagusmp0359933-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B001KNO1P6

By the photo you can see the type of power cables, and number used.

If I were recommending a replacement Power Supply, I sure would not recommend the above example.
A) Low quality Electrolytic Capacitors
B) Low quality Rectifier Bridge
C) Low quality MOSFET's
D) Low quality wiring; too small in gauge size

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3255390&CatId=1077

The above example gives a true 350 watts. Has all the power cables you'll need, an extra ones.

Suggest you find a Power Supply comparable to this one, when replacing.

Here's a look at your motherboard,
(Product information > Product specifications > Motherboard Specifications - A8M2N-LA (Nodus M3)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00757531&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3245027

5) There are TWO power cables from the Power Supply, that plug into the motherboard;

A) 24-pin ATX Main power cable;

Looking at the motherboard photo, this power cable's connector, is all the way to the right/middle of the motherboard.
It is the whitish long connector that has two columns of 12 socket holes.
This is a general example of the power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard. NOTE* Color of connectors does NOT matter,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

Note the power cable connector's Lock on the side, shown in the middle photo, and photo to the right.
The Lock is hinged. Operates like a see-saw on a playground.
The Top, or part that is closest to the wires; is squeezed in with the fingers, and thumb.

This action brings the hooked end at the bottom, away from the Lock Tab, on the motherboard's female connector.
Now the power cable's CONNECTOR, can gently be wiggled, and pulled up on; with the Lock depressed.

(ONLY use the connector when disconnecting a cable. DO NOT pull on the wires)

The Power Supply I referenced as a recommendation, and all new Power Supply's; have a 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable.

This type of power cable connector was brought out, so that the Power Supply could be used on motherboard's that required a 20-pin ATX main power cable; or a 24-pin ATX main power cable.

Either use the extra 4-pin power cable to make a 24-pin model; or don't, to have a 20-pin model. YOU will use the 20-pin AND the 4-pin power cable - together.
General example of said cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20plus4

NOTE the color code of the wires, in the additional 4-pin power cable.
Two Yellow (12 Volt), One Red (5 Volt), and One Black. (Ground)


B) The second power cable going to the motherboard, also has this type of Lock;
The 4-pin ATX +12 Volt Power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

NOTE the color code of the wires.
Two Yellow (12 Volt), two Black. (Ground)

You cannot mix the two power cables up, because the connectors are different, but wanted you to be aware of their likeness.
[4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and 4-pin power cable for 24-pin ATX Main power cable)

Looking at the Top/Left in the motherboard photo, the square whitish 4-socket hole connector; is for the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.

6) Looking at -
HP Pavilion Media Center a1630n Desktop PC Product Specifications; tells me there is a SATA harddrive used, and a SATA optical drive,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00753784&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=3245027

Harddrive - 250GB SATA / 7200 rpm

16X DVD (+/-) R-RW RAM (+/-)R DL Lightscribe drive, is the optical drive.
Lightscribe was developed to be used on SATA optical drives. (CD/DVD drive)
Therefore I conclude it is a SATA optical drive.

The SATA harddrive, and the SATA optical drive; use this type of power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Between it, and the SATA data cable, the SATA power cable's connector is longer. It has 15 contact pins.
A SATA data cable has 7-pins.

More in an added Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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No, if you attempt that then your computer with either not work because of video card errors, or it will boot up and run for a couple hours and then the graphics card will most likely melt due to insufficient power to the fan. Your best bet is to return the video card and buy a video card that is compatible, or buy a new power supply with the connections that you require.

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As you've noted you need two Black wires (Ground), and two Yellow wires (12 Volt),
for a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

If you are not using the 6-pin PCI Express power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress

,rob the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable connector, and wires from the old power supply.

Splice the wires of the 6-pin PCI Express to them.

Note:
Orange wires are 3.3 Volt
Red wires are 5 Volt
Yellow wires are 12 Volt
Black wires are Ground wires.

You need two Yellow wires, and two Black wires.


Or if you have a spare 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable from the power supply,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

,buy and use an adapter power cable.
Example,

http://www.directron.com/p4atx.html

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Well here is a way to check your power supply, on your hard drive connector using your volt meter and measuring from ground. this would be using one of two middle connectors it should measure +5 VDC on the red wire and + 12 VDC on the yellow wire. If these voltages are good then we got to see if the power supply is producing the -12VDC voltage. This voltage is ussed by the syustemboard on pin 14 of a 24 pin power supply. I would recommend not having your system board plugged in while measuring these votlages, but the power supply may need a load, I would plug in the cdrom.. Below are a couple of picture to explain this and a link to a website that has this documented.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

dfish26_1.jpg The 24 pin main power connector was added in ATX12V 2.0 to provide extra power needed by PCI Express slots. The older 20 pin main power cable only has one 12 volt line. The new 24 pin connector added one line apiece for ground, 3.3, 5, and 12 volts. The extra pins made the auxiliary power cable unnecessary so most ATX12V 2.x power supplies don't have them. The 24 pin connector is polarized so it can only be plugged in pointing in the correct direction.
Pinout Pins 1 through 12 Pins 13 through 24 Description Wire color Pin number Pin number Wire color Description +3.3 volts orange 1 13 orange +3.3 volts +3.3 volts orange 2 14 blue -12 volts ground black 3 15 black ground +5 volts red 4 16 green PS_ON# ground black 5 17 black ground +5 volts red 6 18 black ground ground black 7 19 black ground PWR_OK gray 8 20 white -5 volts (optional) VSB +5 volts purple 9 21 red +5 volts +12 volts yellow 10 22 red +5 volts +12 volts yellow 11 23 red +5 volts +3.3 volts orange 12 24 black ground
Good Luck I hope this helps.

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Dell ATX(12v) power supply


The fact that it is made by Dell is irrelivent.

ATX is a standard and so are 20 and 24 pin motheroboard connectors.

You should find what you need by searching for: power supply unit on Wikipedia and Google.

Good luck!

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Hi there.
I'm working on the assumption that the graphics card is a PCI Express card.
Remember that if you are swapping from on-board graphics to a card you have to go into the BIOS and tell the machine that the primary graphics adapter is AGP/PCI Express.
Plug the VGA cable into the on-board graphics port, start the computer and enter the BIOS, tell the computer to use the AGP/PCI card as primary, press F10, save the changes and exit the bios.
The computer will try and restart so let it boot to post and turn it off, then put in your card and try to boot again.
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Hello Kathyhudson,

All the cables are connected, the PCI express (6) pin cable is only needed if you have a PCI video card.

A four pin connector is for the motherboard if it requires it.

Post back with any new questions, or additional info for further help. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

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1. Visit this website.
2. In the search field type in: PC Power & Cooling.
3. Press Go.
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5. Find a Power-supply-unit which will work for you.

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The reason I am having you look at PC Power & Cooling products is because they make the most efficient and reliable single-rail PSUs on the market today. Yes, they're more expensive. However I would rather buy something more expensive than blow up my system with a cheap PSU which will only hold out about a year.

Let me know if I can help you further. (If this solved your problem, please rate the solution.)

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