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2003-08-29T12:00:11Z
Currently I have an Antec PP-303X 300W power supply...unlike the 303XP, it does not have the 4-pin power supply connector. Will this work with the Abit NF7 motherboard?
RudyR1999
2003-08-29T12:06:36Z
No you will need that 4pin 5volt connector.
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2003-08-29T12:11:23Z
I was afraid of that ...a friend mentioned that a simple converter might help my case ...is this true and where could I get one of these ...perhaps I should get the older Abit KD7 which doesn't seem to require the 4-pin connector.

Thanks
RudyR1999
2003-08-29T12:14:28Z
Thats your choice. As for the connector... I havent heard of one. Just a little FYI a 300W powersupply isn't enough for current hardware. If your running current hardware your going to run into a problem.
RFIRE15
2003-08-29T17:06:09Z
i beleive the 4pin connector that you are refering to is the the intel boards... not need from what i have seen with amd systems
Bothware
2003-08-29T17:16:03Z
If its the square 4 pin conector then it doesn't get used on any AMD boards.

But 300W isn't much capacity, so you should still consider upgrading it.
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2003-08-29T21:48:07Z
NF7 uses both Intel 4 pin and the standard AMD pin.
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2003-08-30T02:31:21Z
don't cheap out on a powersupply, it's the most important piece of hardware in the machine.
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2003-08-31T12:14:42Z
The Abit NF7 board has the 4-pin (ATX2) as seen here, but from reading the manual it says it isn't required. Does anyone actually have this board without the 4-pin connected?

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Manual can be found here:
http://www.abit-usa.com/product...php?categories=1&model=8 
(Check out page 52 where it says "you don't need to connect anything to the ATX12V1 connector" )
SS Joe
2003-08-31T14:48:27Z
I have the square 4-pin connector. When I first installed my NF7-S, I forgot to plug it in and the board wouldn't turn on, so I had to plug it in to get it going.
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2003-08-31T16:00:08Z
Mee too but I figured that the NF7-S takes up too much juice so I switched to K7N2-DELTA L. Sorry Substandard I had to.
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2003-09-01T06:10:27Z
I heard that all boards with 4-pin connector must be connected to the psu through it besides the usual atx connector.... and i had a experience with an msi k7n2
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2003-09-01T11:15:02Z
Thanks to all...I think I'll look at Asus moboboards which doesn't seem to require this square 4-pin power connector. Could anyone recommend a mobo without the square 4-pin connector or pick one of the ones i'm currently looking at?

Asus A7N8X ($95) -- NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra SPP, and
Asus A7V600 ($89) -- VIA KT600 + VIA VT8237
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2003-09-01T11:28:01Z
Is the K7N2 good for you? Works great on mine.
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2003-09-01T11:57:10Z
The K7N2 is a great board I heard, but doesn't it also require the 4-pin power connector?