[rescue] comapq or dell??

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Wed Jul 16 16:14:07 CDT 2003

> > Don't forget the Dell ATX motherboards and power supplies have a non-
> > standard pinout.  The connector is the same, so if you plug a regular
> > ATX motherboard into a Dell "ATX" power supply, you'll toast the board.
> Well, there is that bit of evil.  But most ATX power supplies won't fit
> in a Dell server.  At least, all the ones we have here have weirdness
> inside.

But the only difference between Dell "ATX" and real "ATX" is the wiring.
They just rearranged the pinouts, so they could have used the standard
ATX pinout.I've seen converters on eBay to swap between the two pinouts.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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