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Windows 7: Using power supply outside of computer

29 Jan 2011   #21
the jimmy

Win 7 32bit HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
If you are using it outside the case it means that you will be testing something with it,if you feel like it just plug a fan or something similar into one of the molex connecters and you have a load on the PSU.
I have used this method on very old and very new PSU's without any problems.

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Good idea, and thanks, althought I have to wait several more hours for the 30th.


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29 Jan 2011   #22
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the jimmy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
If you are using it outside the case it means that you will be testing something with it,if you feel like it just plug a fan or something similar into one of the molex connecters and you have a load on the PSU.
I have used this method on very old and very new PSU's without any problems.

Have a Happy Birthday Today
Good idea, and thanks, althought I have to wait several more hours for the 30th.
That loads the +12v section only. There are also +3.3v , +5v etc. Sorry if this sounds like a lecture or something but to each his own. I don't recommend doing it but its a free world just be advised of the risks. You can potentially damage what was a perfectly good power supply.
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