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Windows 7: Using power supply outside of computer


29 Jan 2011   #1

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 
Using power supply outside of computer

I want to use a spare power supply outside of the computer, does anyone know how to get it working since it's not connected to a motherboard?


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29 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there, Here:

Info: Can I use two Power supplies with one computer?? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Although i would NOT recommend it.. i'd rather have one GOOD PSU than 2 PSUs and probably busting up a 2k$ PC
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29 Jan 2011   #3

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there, Here:

Info: Can I use two Power supplies with one computer?? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Although i would NOT recommend it.. i'd rather have one GOOD PSU than 2 PSUs and probably busting up a 2k$ PC
My power supply will in no way be connected to a computer. I have a cable that has a IDE/SATA connection on one end and USB on the other, I want to look at the contents of some old hard drives without opening my computer and using one of it's power cables.
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29 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Use a Piece of wire or straightened paper clip to connect the Green wire on the 24 pin plug to any of the black ones
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29 Jan 2011   #5

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Use a Piece of wire or straightened paper clip to connect the Green wire on the 24 pin plug to any of the black ones
I'll give it a try, thanks
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29 Jan 2011   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Instead of the wire, connect that to spare motherboard and RAM, and you have a great testbed for components...at least for video cards or fans
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29 Jan 2011   #7

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29 Jan 2011   #8

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yes, I would have said that, except that a wire is cheaper.
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29 Jan 2011   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Yes, I would have said that, except that a wire is cheaper.
But not SAFE.
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29 Jan 2011   #10

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean by not safe, because it is only 12 volts and isn't going to shock anyone. As far as it shorting out to something else, that could be prevented by using an insulated wire.
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