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Thread: GA-M61PME-S2P PSU requirements Will 20 pin work?




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    Default GA-M61PME-S2P PSU requirements Will 20 pin work?

    I am putting together a system with this board and a phenom II x620 for a friend am and using (attempting) a Antec SL350 SmartBlue PSU that he had to cut costs. This PSU has a 20pin atx connector and the board has the 24 pin. The manual states that "The main power connector is compatible with power supplies with 2x10 power connectors".

    The 20 pin will plug in correctly leaving the 4 open pins not in use. When I power on the system it turns on and the hd and cd rom drives flash like a normal boot. The problem is that I get not video out at all, ever, on the on-board graphics.

    I understand in a perfect world he should sport the extra $40-$50 for a baseline decent PSU, but this older Antec should do the trick. Because of the nature of this inexpensive board there is no speaker to indicate errors. I guess that will be my next step, or I might try putting my graphics card in the pcie slot to try that.

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Default Re: GA-M61PME-S2P PSU requirements Will 20 pin work?

    Some good charts on that Antec 350 TechFreaks v2
    Your Motherboard Manual----> http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m...1pme-s2p_e.pdf
    Page 21 of your motherboard manual.
    To meet expansion requirements, it is recommended that a power supply that can withstand
    high power consumption be used (500W or greater). If a power supply is used that does not
    provide the required power, the result can lead to an unstable or unbootable system.
    • The main power connector is compatible with power supplies with 2x10 power
    connectors. When using a 2x12 power supply, remove the protective cover from the
    main power connector on the motherboard. Do not insert the power supply cable into pins
    under the protective cover when using a 2x10 power supply.
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    Default Re: GA-M61PME-S2P PSU requirements Will 20 pin work?

    Thanks. The board ended up being DOA. We took it back and switched it for a GA-MA74GM-S2 which was a few dollars more but well worth it. Now we are up an running stable with the 350w 20 pin Antec PSU. With 1 HD and no external cards I think we will be ok without 500w.

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