Power Supply P2 connector

December 7, 2006 at 04:58:52
Specs: windows xp, 2.0ghz 1024mb
Hi, I have a sony vaio board that i just transferred to a new case and new power supply. The 3 pin cable missing on the new power supply is labeled p2 on the old one. On boot up i get a hardware moniter error asking me check power setup. I assume this is it. I thing that the p2 connector is to check the power supply fan speed, because the speed shows N/A in the power setup. Is there a way to by pass this, such as connecting an other fan to it?. Or can i just get a 3 pin adapter to plug into the board. Any suggestions would be great.

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Rafael Romero
B.S Computer Science
Lamar University 07'


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#1
December 7, 2006 at 09:43:13
If you mean the old PS has two wires that are quite small in comparison to other wires coming from the power supply with a 3 position female connector that fits on the 3 pin header for the PS fan on the mboard, some better power supplies have that, so that the speed of one of the fans in the PS can be monitored by the mboard.
You do not need to connect it, and you don't need such wires coming from the new PS.
The fan it monitors the rpm of will work in any case - it doesn't get it's power from the mboard.
Obtaining a cable with the right female connector on the end is of no use - the new PS does not have anywhere the wires can be connected to - the PS would have the wiring if it were capble of outputting the rpm of a fan.
However, in some bioses you can toggle on/off whether the speed of the PS fan is monitored by the hardware monitoring chipset, and the bios can be set to notify you some way if no rpm is detected from the PS fan - if your bios can be set like that, turn off the monitoring of the PS fan.
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The important thing is that the new PS has all the same colors of wires in it's main connector from the PS in the same positions as the old PS, and that there are the same number of wires at each position (some have 2 wires), and that the new PS has the required extra power connectors that were used from the old PS to connect to the mboard, if that applies (e.g. 6 pin auxilary, 8 pin processor.

On some mboards, you MUST use a 24 position main connector from the PS into a 24 position main socket on the mboard - on other mboards they will work fine with a 20 position connector in the 24 position mboard socket - see the mboard or system manual.
Many recent PSs have a 20 position main connector and in the same wiring bundle a 4 position connector that can be clipped onto (or unclipped from) the 20 position one if you need to connect to all positions in a 24 position socket.


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December 19, 2006 at 11:43:17
Thanks!. Good thing I had the old psu to plug back in so I could disable the psu fan monitoring. After this it worked like a charm.

Thanks again


Thank You

Rafael Romero
B.S Computer Science
Lamar University 07'


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#3
December 19, 2006 at 14:20:06
It's good to hear that you solved the problem. You shouldn't have had to connect the original power supply to turn off the setting though.

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