what is a -5 power connector?
I'm going to buy a power supply tester to see whether my five-year-old power supply is anywhere near failure (though I've seen no obvious signs). Some testers mention that, by design, they do not light up for the -5 connector (because it apparently has been phased out). What does a -5 connector look like?--I googled it but couldn't find a picture (the search results were giving me pictures of different cables and connectors), and don't know whether my motherboard has one.
(There is a stock photo of my board; I hope it's helpful.) All I know is that -5 is not the smaller, square white connector to the upper left of the CPU, because that one says +5 on the board, not -5.
Is -5 part of the larger, rectangular cable connection to the right of the RAM slots? I shined my flashlight around it for a -5 marking (looking on the board, because that's where the +5 for the other cable is), but didn't see one (though it may be covered by all the cables). Finally I shut everything down (was trying to avoid doing that) to examine the cables. It's been so long since I unplugged the motherboard power cables that I'd forgotten this one was two separate cables in the same port. I guess the larger one can't be -5, because it's labeled +20; what about the smaller one (same size and shape as the +5 connector)? I can't read what it says, because the paint is partly obliterated, but it has a three-letter word, not numbers.
Last edited by newbiesforever; 04-26-2013 at 01:40 PM.