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Dell PSU Issues. Read This



Unfortunately if you study the Dell main and auxiliary connector pinouts I've listed here and compare them to the industry standard ATX pinouts listed earlier, you'll see that not only are the voltage and signal positions changed, but the number of terminals carrying specific voltages and grounds has changed as well. It would be possible to modify a Dell supply to work with a standard ATX board, or to modify a standard ATX supply to work with a Dell board, but you'd have to do some cutting and splicing in addition to swapping some terminals around. Usually it wouldn't be worth the time and effort.
Source.. Third paragraph from the bottom


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FPCH Member
Oct 30, 2012
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows 7- Ultimate
If anyone has a Dell PSU and a multimeter - and would be willing to test it with it - we will have our answer.


FPCH Long Term Member
Dec 27, 2011
PC Experience
Very Experienced
This thread is, or rather was 5 years old, I doubt we will find an answer any time soon.