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old PSU to run fans? help..

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Jan 25, 2002
Hi, I have an older 200w PSU that I want to use to power fans, I am doing this as a test to see if my fans are screwing with my ablility to overclock..
I need to know how I can get the PSU to start without being connected to a motherboard, this PSU is the one that has TWO connectors to the motherboard 6 wires across each.. Can't remember what that type of connector is called..
any ideas.



Senior Member
Dec 20, 2000
Albany, NY
Get yourself a DPST (120VAC)switch at Radio Shack or your local electronics store, hook it to the cable, and you should be able to fire up the PSU. You might have to play with orientation a little to get the wiring right.