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Old 07-25-2005, 03:33 PM   #1
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Multiple Power Supplies

I know that this is probably a stupid question, and not really Linux related, but I can't think of any better place to ask it. I have an old Dell with their stupid power supply with the rewired ATX connector. I've put a lot of upgrades into this machine, and I can't find a large enough power supply that will fit. I do have other ATX power supplies laying around, so I was wondering if I could use 2 power supplies in the machine, ie: leave the Dell supply connected to the motherboard, and hooking all the drives and videocard to the extra power supply. This sounds like its probably a bad idea, but I can't really think of a good reason why it would be. Any input?
Old 07-25-2005, 03:42 PM   #2
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Hooking up the drives and fans would probably be no problem at all.

I would NOT recommend doing it to the Video card as it maybe very sensitive to what gets powered on when.


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