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April 5th, 2012, 02:20 AM
Okay the white cord is minus 5 Volt but why is this voltage required for?
I am aware that older CPU needed this voltage but this is a archaic practice. even back in the early 90's

More modern ATX PSU have dropt this but the older one's have this 'feature' still.

April 5th, 2012, 02:38 AM
The -5v line goes to the ISA bus and is needed for some older isa cards, most notably the ROLAND LAPC-I and some of the first 8-bit SoundBlasters ... If you have none of these cards then you can use a psu that lacks the -5v line.