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post #181 of 185 (permalink) Old 04-24-2011, 06:06 AM
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Just wondering... If you jump the second PSU and plug fans or watercooling pumps on it, normally they will stay on permanently unless the PSU itself is turned off right?

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I have an 8 year old 850 watt power supply and a 3 year old 350 watt power supply. I have 2 SATA hdd, and 1 IDE DVD drive. I just purchased a video card that needs 2 6pin PCI Express connectors. (I will use the supplied Molex adapters though)
What would my ideal dual PSU setup be? Which power supply should be the main and what should each power supply power? I only have 2 fans, including the CPU fan.

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I have an 8 year old 850 watt power supply and a 3 year old 350 watt power supply. I have 2 SATA hdd, and 1 IDE DVD drive. I just purchased a video card that needs 2 6pin PCI Express connectors. (I will use the supplied Molex adapters though)
What would my ideal dual PSU setup be? Which power supply should be the main and what should each power supply power? I only have 2 fans, including the CPU fan.

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I have 2 Corsair 600 watts PSU's (one is CX & the other GS) that I would like to use for my sig until I get my original PSU returned from TT.

The guide seems outdated and intended for old PSU's.....would it work for newer psu's? (the pics are all missing)

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If you connect the green from the slave psu and the nearest ground to the corresponding pins on the motherboard connector, they will both turn on and off together both with the main switch and for hibernation.

Like stated though, there are few times when dual PSUs are neccesary or even worthwhile.


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