I have a pentium 4, D850GB Intel motherboard. I recently upgraded the video card and found that my power supply was inadequate for its needs so I went and bought a new power supply. Everythign was fine until I try to put in the auxiliary cable:
My old power suppy unit had a"p6" style cable. The new one had a "p10" style cable. My first instinct was to call around and try and get a 400W power supply with a p10 cable. Most techs don't know what I'm talking about cus this is such an obscure little detail for a power supply. Most website description merely list that the auxiliary exists, without specifying its type.
So I have a few options:
1. Simply file down the p10 auxiliary cable so it'll fit. But this could seriously screw up my mobo. Does anyone know if a p10 will work in a p6 slot without damaging my hardware? I have the specs that each pin needs for voltage if that will help.
2. Keep the new power supply but leave the auxiliary cable out. In fact that what I'm doing now with my old supply just to see if it would work. Does anyone know if there are any consequences to leaving the auxiliary cable out? I mean that's what auxiliary means, right?
3. Keep searching for a power supply with a p6 cable.
4. Get a new video card with a less demanding Power.
Thank you for the help, sorry if this was too verbose Intle has discontinued support on my motherboard