Auxiliary power supply on the motherboard

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Hi there,

Will I find the main power line or an auxiliary power supply on the motherboard if I try removing the motherboard from the computer?

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Auxiliary power supply on the motherboard

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Hi Jose,

On a simple older motherboard, the power is supplied through a main 24 pin power connector. The power supply for such motherboards mainly has a power rating of 250 Watt.

Whereas on a motherboard with high-speed processor, and GPU (Graphic cards) the power is supplied through a 24 pin main power connector as well as a secondary auxiliary 6 pin power connector. This kind of power is supplied by a 300 Watt or higher power supply unit.

So if you have a 300 Watt or higher power supply, you will probably find a 24 pin main power connector and a 6 pin auxiliary power connector on your motherboard.

Hope that helps.

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