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I had a friend of mine ask for me to look at her aging dell XPS desktop, the cause of death was found to be blown caps, and I was "testing" her 8600 GTS in my pc. I didn't have a 3rd PCI-E connector but I hooked up the PSU from the dell, plugged in the PCI-E connector and jumped pins 14 and 15 to turn the PSU on. Then I Noticed that not only was there juice going to the GPU, my front fans were spinning as well, with my main PSU still turned off. I turned my PC on to test it, and my PC beeped once, the main PSU turned off then turned back on and booted normally.

Now the problem.

When I plug the Dell PSU In, the fans start up without me jumping pins 14 and 15 to start it, it just starts the fans spinning. Is this ok, and if I put it back in the dell will it cause problems or go back to being a normal PSU?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i3/i5/i7 TZ77B NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti  Powercolor HD 7770 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill Sniper Mushkin Chronos SSD Western Digital 640gb SATA Sony Optiarc AD-7280S-0B 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Windows 8 Professional HANNspree 21.5" LED LCD Dell E228WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Desktop 400 OCD ModXStream 700 Watt  Coolermaster HAF 912 CM Storm Inferno 
AudioAudio
Creative Labs WoW Soundblaster. Logitech X-140 
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