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dfi lp ultra d s939 question

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by jimmy_lazers, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. jimmy_lazers

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Apr 2006

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    Location: Leeds/Northampton

    On the board there is a 4 pin power connection described as 5v/12v FFD-type. What is this? I don't have an appropriate adapter. It's not the Molex connector or the square 12v one.
    Its near the PCi-e connectors and the CPU. If I have to buy a special adapter, I am killing the next person I see. BE WARNED.

    EDIT: Oh floppy disk drive, I do have that adapter. But why does it want me to plug that in there?
     
    Last edited: 20 Oct 2009
  2. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    MY DFI X48 board has this as well. It's for additional power if running a pair of high end cards in crossfire. If running a single card it's not needed.
     
  3. kitfit1

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    Yes, you do plug the floppy drive power connector in to it. It isn't just for SLI though. It also provides more power to the M/B and in particular to the power delivery circuits. If you are going to clock the board, then you will need the floppy connector plugged in. It will give you both a higher and more stable clock.
     
  4. jimmy_lazers

    Gangster

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    Location: Leeds/Northampton

    Well I just pluged it it. Who needs a floopy drive anyways?
     
  5. pastymuncher

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    Well i don't use it on my X48 and my rig is perfectly stable at 4.5Ghz. It states in the manual that it's only needed if using more than one graphics card.