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whats the 4-pin connector called?

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Some psu's come with that 8 pin connector that plugs into the mobo, and some have a 4-pin. Anyone know what the 4-pin one is called?

also, I have a dell xps 410 that has a 350watt psu that I suspect is going bad. The only other psu I have laying around is a 250watt. Is it ok to plug the 250 watt in order to eliminate the psu as being the problem?

I wouldnt be stress testing or anything like that. Just want to see if it can boot into windows without any problems. Im really not trying to pull my tx750 out of my main rig.
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AFAIK it's called the 4 pin ATX +12V cable, as opposed to the 8 pin EPS +12V cable.

As for swapping power supplies, that depends on what's in the XPS 410 and what the power supplies are rated for and can actually output. It's most likely going to be okay, assuming the 250W is fine and the computer wasn't heavily upgraded.
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AFAIK it's called the 4 pin ATX +12V cable, as opposed to the 8 pin EPS +12V cable.

As for swapping power supplies, that depends on what's in the XPS 410 and what the power supplies are rated for and can actually output. It's most likely going to be okay, assuming the 250W is fine and the computer wasn't heavily upgraded.
Thanks alot. I tried the 250w and it worked just fine. I think the 375watt psu's power output is overrated. The dell ran just fine on the 250watt.

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Heres some general advice for anyone reading this, well common sense really. Do not smoke in your house. It is the absolute worse thing for a computer. The lady who owns this dell im working on is a coworker of mine. She smokes in her house. When I opened up the computer it was filled with black dust. All the components were coated with a thin layer of tar which is near impossible to get all of it off. I am almost positive the ciggerette smoke is what caused her psu to fail as it was absolutely filthy.

I myself am a smoker, but I do not smoke in my house. Besides the fact that it makes everything stink it will DESTROY electronics. Especially computers because of the fact they move air in and out.
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