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    ASUS A7M266-D power connector

    When installing this ASUS A7M266-D motherboard do I use all three of these power connectors?

    1) Auxillary Power COnnector
    2) 12v ATX Power Supply
    3) ATX Power supply

    (the power supply has all three and the manual isn't clear)

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    I put built 2 machines using the Asus A7M266 boards, but I don't
    recall them being A7M266-D ?

    Anyway just the standard ATX power supply was used, the other
    ones i just tucked away in the top bay.

    Hope this helps.

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    ASUS A7M266-D are for the dual Athon MPs; I have two 1900+ processors on there

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    " two 1900+ processors ", WOW,

    Then your probably are gonna have to buy another power
    supply for that monster setup and you will need to use the
    other ATX connector!

    LOL

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    That's partially why I'm wondering about the Auxillary Power connector...is it needed (or better yet, when is it needed)?

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    Are you talking about the four pin connector that comes with most PSU's now? That's for a Pentium 4 board, and since you have an AMD board, you don't need it. Does the A7M266-D have two of the regular ATX power supply cables?

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    This board has three power connectors (no cables)...

    1) Auxillary Power connector (12pin EAUXPWER)
    2) 12v ATX Power Supply (4pin ATX12v)
    3) ATX Power supply (20pin block ATXPWR)


    The Antec PP412x 400watt power supply seems to have power connectors to fit all three.

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    All of them. They all need to be attached for the board to operate correctly.


    per a technician at http://www.jncs.com where I purchased it from (pre-tested)

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    Actually i don't think you need them all connected. We put together a test system using this motherboard for some work we were doing for another thread and we never needed anything more than the standard ATX connector. Granted we did not have a power hungry videocard, nor are we worried about ACPI power management.
    If your needs are modest then you can get away with just the ATX power connector (On this board, its not always true on other motherboards). However DVNT1 is correct in saying that in order to "operate properly" you need to connect all the connectors. Trouble is a lot of us do not currently have a powersupply with all the required connectors. If an upgrade is needed for proper operation you really cannot beat the Enermax line of powersupplies, but they will cost you.

    Bottom line: If you have modest needs this board will work with a good AMD approved powersupply even if it does not have all of the required connectors.

    Obviously here at bzboyz we don't have every powersupply made, but i did test the A7M266-D with the powersupplies we do have to confirm what i have stated. If there is anyone out there with a different situation with their powersupply and this board, please let us know.

    a friend@bzboyz.com

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