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What is the ATX Aux power connector for?

By dlanors ·
I have a Unisys branded server, with an Intel MB, and the power supply seems to be cutting out intermittently. I have ordered and recieved a replacement,(Astec SA302-3515..the exact model # on the original), but there is a 6 pin power connecter labeled P2,on the original supply, which is not on the replacement. Does anyone know what this connecter is for on the MB, and if I can safely run without it? (the specs on the MB call the connector an ATX Aux. connector)The P1 connector is the standard 20 pin ATX connector.
Thank you...
Ron

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What is the ATX Aux power connector for?

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Basically, the Aux power connector allows for the motherboard to draw more current by providing additional wires.
If your Motherboard has the Aux connector, I recommend that you get a power supply that also has the Aux connector.

Depending on how long the old supply has lasted, I recommend that you get a higher wattage supply to increase life and reliability.

You can also look up your motherboard on Intels site for details on the connector and why you need an approved supply.

I suspect that the supply you have was either mislabeled, or has an option for the Aux connector.

You likely need to look for a supply that is specifically described as a server supply.

Chas

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