sli power supply and motherboard that does not support sli


R

Rue

Hi everyone!
I have a silly question, but here goes. Is it possible to use an sli
power supply on a motherboard that does not support sli?
I ask because my 200 watt psu is failing and the only psu I have is a
700 watt sli to use as a temporary replacement but need to make sure
before I try it.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Rue
 
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Dave

Rue said:
Hi everyone!
I have a silly question, but here goes. Is it possible to use an sli
power supply on a motherboard that does not support sli?
I ask because my 200 watt psu is failing and the only psu I have is a
700 watt sli to use as a temporary replacement but need to make sure
before I try it.
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Rue

No such thing as a silly question. SLI power supply provides available
power for two video cards, but you don't need to use that function. You
need to first find out if the SLI power supply has the right connectors for
your mainboard. The SLI power supply for example probably has a 24-pin main
power connector for the mainboard (though some are 20/24 modular). If your
motherboard was running off of a 200W power supply, it might need a 20-pin
main power connector from the power supply. There are adapters available to
allow just about any power supply to run just about any motherboard and/or
other internal component. But by the time you locate the right adapter, you
could have gotten a replacement power supply that's a perfect fit.

In general, if your SLI power supply has the right connectors on it (check),
it should work fine. -Dave
 
R

Rue

No such thing as a silly question. SLI power supply provides available
power for two video cards, but you don't need to use that function. You
need to first find out if the SLI power supply has the right connectors for
your mainboard. The SLI power supply for example probably has a 24-pin main
power connector for the mainboard (though some are 20/24 modular). If your
motherboard was running off of a 200W power supply, it might need a 20-pin
main power connector from the power supply. There are adapters available to
allow just about any power supply to run just about any motherboard and/or
other internal component. But by the time you locate the right adapter, you
could have gotten a replacement power supply that's a perfect fit.

In general, if your SLI power supply has the right connectors on it (check),
it should work fine. -Dave

Dave
Thanks for you quick answer. Very informative. I have an adapter for
20 pin so that will work. Also, I have the sli psu because I'm in the
process of building a gaming puter and modding a case. So, I really
don't want to buy another psu. I can use this one until I finish my
gaming pc.
Again thanks a lot!
Rue
 
D

Dave

No such thing as a silly question. SLI power supply provides available
Dave
Thanks for you quick answer. Very informative. I have an adapter for
20 pin so that will work. Also, I have the sli psu because I'm in the
process of building a gaming puter and modding a case. So, I really
don't want to buy another psu. I can use this one until I finish my
gaming pc.
Again thanks a lot!
Rue

No problem. Using an SLI power supply on that older rig? That's a bit like
using a Corvette to run to the store to buy a gallon of milk. But no doubt
it will get the job done. :) -Dave
 
H

hdtv guy

Before I bought my components I googled them together to see if other
people were successfully using them in combination.
 
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sbb78247

Dave said:
No problem. Using an SLI power supply on that older rig? That's a
bit like using a Corvette to run to the store to buy a gallon of
milk. But no doubt it will get the job done. :) -Dave

yea, but you get there and back a lot quicker than going in a hundai

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