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Master Geek


Topic # 30337 4-Feb-2009 23:17
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Hi,

Had a few drama's tonight with hte HTPC.  The thing started playing up a bit, blue screening, getting funny characters on boot, generally being unstable.

I have been running a Nvidia 6600 video card, and figured it had just died so I attacked my desktop PC and ripped out the Nvidia 7800.

The machine powered up ok, but then started just turning off for no reason, after anywhere between 5 minutes and 30 seconds.  It's got a 380Watt PS in it, so I guess that it's now a little under powered, and keeps tripping out.

So... I have ripped out the 450Watt PS from my desktop PC, however the 4 pin P4 power lead that connects to the Motherboard it about 6cm too short.  Does anyone know where I can pick up an extension for the 4-pin P4 lead that plugs into the motherboard, in Auckland.  I have taken a look at the Jaycar and PBTech websites, but they don't seem to have them.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 194179 5-Feb-2009 08:28
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If you are talking about the 4-pin square power connector, you should be able pick up a flat 4-pin (i.e. HD/DVD power supply socket) to square 4-pin motherboard power connector from any local PC dealer.

G.



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  Reply # 194219 5-Feb-2009 10:44
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Thanks for the reply. I would have thought that was the case, but I thought I would check on the internet if they were the kind of thing one could easily buy, but didn't see something easy to find, so I was a bit concerned I could not get one.

I will see how I go.

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