Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Bcr821, Jul 22, 2004.
Is it just a normal power supply
or does it only work within dell systems?
I believe they still rewire the 20 pin ATX connector to make it incompatible with standard ATX boards.
well, this is an old 250 wat power supply from an old old mmx 250 board, it plugged into the ATX board just fine accept that it did nothing at all when i tried to power it on
Dell has been using specially modified ATX motherboards with non-standard pinout of the motherboard power connectors. The power supply that came with your Dell computer manufactured since September of 1998, may look like a standard ATX power supply. A standard ATX power supply will even physically fit into the Dell computer and the electrical components will look like they line up, however if you don't use a proprietary Dell power supply or a Dell to ATX Power Supply Converter with your standard ATX power supply, your computer will not work and damage may occur to the motherboard and/or the standard power supply.