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 Post subject: EPS12V
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:21 am 
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Hi Scott,
I'm looking at an Intel BOXD2500HN MB that uses an EPS12V connector. Is this compatible with an ATX PSU? I researched the net and opinions seem to be divided.
Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: EPS12V
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:33 am 
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...I researched the net and opinions seem to be divided.

You need facts, not opinions. <g> In the Power Supply chapter of my book you'll see that the EPS/EPS12V 24-pin main power connector (originally introduced in 1998) was subsequently included in the ATX12V 2.0 (and later) specification starting in Feb. 2003.

In other words, any modern PSU meeting the ATX12V 2.0 or later specification will include a compatible 24-pin main power connector. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: EPS12V
 Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Thanks Scott. Intel could have prevented some confusion to their customers if they had made that clear. I mean, who makes a MB using the most popular PSU design in the world and then advertises it as something relatively obscure? That's a mistake I'd expect Microsoft's managers to make.
Anyway, thanks for the quick clarification.


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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:50 pm 
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to be fair to them, specifying an EPS PSU will ensure it's compatible and people not tempted to use it with a poor, old 20-pin PSU.


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