View Full Version : what the heck form factor is this?

07-13-2002, 09:00 PM
In studying for the A+ exams, I was reading through the details on AT and ATX power supplies. When I went through my pile of old hardware to check some things out I found a power supply which doesn't seem to conform to any standard. Here are the details:
Golden Power Systems/Ultratek Devices Ltd.
Model: GPC 145-4001
measures 150mm x 86mm x 140mm
Back of case has the fan, 115/230 switch, power-in, and power-through
3 molex and 1 mini-plug
P1 and P2 motherboard connectors with the following color codes:
P1: 1 - white
2 - red
3 - orange
4 - blue
5 - black
5 - black

P2: 1 - black
2 - black
3 - white with red stripe
4 - red
5 - red
6 - red

P7 connector with 3 jumper holes, three wires: yellow, purple, and black, and little catch to keep it in place.

There is no remote power switch.

Any ideas?


07-14-2002, 04:21 AM
Hello edbunny


Welcome tohttp://www.pcguide.com/ubb/pcgubb.gif Forums!

THIS (http://www.american.edu/MOGIT/nm9903a/sl_comp.html) seems to have something to do with it! :)

07-14-2002, 09:43 AM
I'll be darned....

That's puzzled me about that PSU.

Might have known it is for a proprietary system.

It's for an older Compaq unit.

Word has it that Dell has gone proprietary with the
PSU power connection to the Mboards they are using.



07-14-2002, 03:26 PM
Wow that was fast!
Thanks to both of you. I suppose this little puzzle was an example of all the odds and ends not covered by the A+ but that you might run into in the real world.

Oh well, that just makes things more interesting! :)


Fruss Tray Ted
07-15-2002, 12:27 PM
I have an older IBM pc that has 2 flat, single row power connectors to the motherboard similar to yours but not in the same color array from 1997. In 98 they went to normal ATX cable plugs.

Propietary BS! You won't catch me buying anything like THAT again.