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    Default Z97 Extreme6--PLED & PLED1 Difference?

    What is the difference on the Extreme6 mobo with the PLED and PLED1 connectors as far as my Thermaltake Overseer RX-I case having two separate (PLED+ and PLED-) plugs?
    I had plugged the two case wires into the #2 (+) and #4 (-) positions on the System Panel Header. Is this correct?
    If so, what function is the PLED1 Power LED Header?
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    Default Re: Z97 Extreme6--PLED & PLED1 Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by kephafan View Post
    What is the difference on the Extreme6 mobo with the PLED and PLED1 connectors as far as my Thermaltake Overseer RX-I case having two separate (PLED+ and PLED-) plugs?
    I had plugged the two case wires into the #2 (+) and #4 (-) positions on the System Panel Header. Is this correct?
    If so, what function is the PLED1 Power LED Header?
    Thank you
    That sounds correct, given that pin #1 is in the lower left corner, and pin #2 is above it, rather than to the right of pin #1. You must be matching the System Panel Header diagram in the manual:

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    The other three pin power LED header, PLED1, is functionally equivalent to the power LED connections on the System Panel Header. Apparently some PC cases use a single three pin power LED connector, rather than the individual + and - connection for the power LED that your case has. The PLED1 header is simply a convenience for different power LED connectors that a PC case might have.

    Personally, all the PC cases I've used have the individual + and - connectors like yours. In other areas of the world, the single three pin power LED connector may be the standard, or that connection might be a legacy type, used on older PC cases.

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    Default Re: Z97 Extreme6--PLED & PLED1 Difference?

    Parsec, thank you again!
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    Default Re: Z97 Extreme6--PLED & PLED1 Difference?

    I do have another question: Next to the HD_AUDIO1 is a COM1 header. What is that for?
    Thanks again

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    Default Re: Z97 Extreme6--PLED & PLED1 Difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by kephafan View Post
    I do have another question: Next to the HD_AUDIO1 is a COM1 header. What is that for?
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    "Com1" is also known as a serial port. Serial ports are not often used anymore, but when they were, you'd see it
    as a way to connect an external modem to a PC, and sometimes printers. They are still used in the server and
    storage world for providing out-of-band communication with devices like storage arrays, tape libraries, and switches
    (and probably some legacy industrial control applications as well).

    General Wisdom: If you don't know what it is, you don't need it, and can forget it's there.

    Historical note: Although people talked about having a "standard serial port", the standard was one of the loosest
    I can recall, with pinouts being very different from one vendor to the next.


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    Default Re: Z97 Extreme6--PLED & PLED1 Difference?

    Hello and Welcome SelfGovern

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfGovern View Post
    General Wisdom: If you don't know what it is, you don't need it, and can forget it's there.
    Well said.

    Quote Originally Posted by SelfGovern View Post
    Historical note: Although people talked about having a "standard serial port", the standard was one of the loosest
    I can recall, with pinouts being very different from one vendor to the next.
    Odd, I don't recall the pinouts from vendor to vendor being different. I lived through the "modem wars' and I recall alot of commands being butchered between differing manufacturers. But not DB9 COM/Serial pinouts.
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    SelfGovern, thank you for the explanation!
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