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12-18-01, 01:22 AM
Does anyone know how to wire two power supplies to one motherboard? They are both ATX. Do they make a y-adaptor for the ATX motherboard power connector? That would work, right?
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You might want to check out Here. (http://www.commongrounds-pc.com/Articles/dualpsu.html)
Try www.speedy3d.com Go to howtos and they have a guide for you. :cool:
No, that probably wont work since it that will be giving more power than needed . (eg..12V for one, 24V with two..)
If you want it so they both turn on at the same time with the press of one button, get a 12V relay from ratshack (you've got questions, we've got blank stares)
Or cut, in the middle the green and a black wire from each, connect them, then connect them to oneset of cords and plug that into the mobo.
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(im no good at drawing!)
Good method to do this is here (http://www.burningissues.net/how_to/power/psu.htm) . It has photos showing how, and doesn't require cutting into your PSU wires. I have used this successfully a couple of times.
Im doing that now, but with a switch too!
12-24-01, 06:27 PM
what about a way to hook them both to the mobo ? i mean like 2 atx connectors on 1 mobo, not just having them be on at the same time.
Unless the mobo has 2 headers, you probably cant do it.
12-25-01, 11:06 AM
i'll make an adapter to hook 2 ATX connectors to 1 board, it might unlock a lot of overclocking possibilities.
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