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First post, by RandomStranger

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These days Athlon and Athlon XP are often dismissed for high-end Windows 98 or early XP PCs for their reliance of the 5V rail which is a weak point of modern PSUs. Some late boards however inherited the P4/s478 4pin 12V ATX power connector to offload the 5V rail. I think because of this these boards might be of interest to those who are concerned about aging PSUs. I didn't find any list about them so here is one of some of the boards I know to have that.

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Abit AT7-MAX2 VIA KT400
Abit KD7 series (vanilla/-B/-G/-S/-RAID) VIA KT400
Abit NF7 series (vanilla/-M/-S/-S2/-S2G) nForce2
Albatron KM400A Pro VIA KM400
Asus A7V8X-LA VIA KM400
DFI KM266PRO-MLV VIA KM266
DFI LanParty NFII Ultra B nForce2
DFI NFII Ultra-INFINITY nForce2
ECS Elitegroup N2U400-A nForce2
Epox EP-8RDA3+ nForce2
EPoX EP-8RDA+PRO nForce2
EPOX EP-8VTAI VIA KT880
FIC AU13 nForce2
FIC AM39L VIA KM400
FIC K7M-NF18G nForce2
FIC K7MNF-64 nForce2
Gigabyte GA-7N400 (vanilla/Pro/Pro2) nForce2
Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2
Gigabyte GA-7VASFS VIA KT600
MSI KM2M Combo-L VIA KM266
MSI KM3M-V VIA KM266
MSI KM4M-V VIA KM400
MSI KT2 Combo VIA KT266A
MSI KT3 Ultra2-C VIA KT333
MSI KT6 Delta VIA KT600
MSI KT6V VIA KT600
MSI KT880 Delta-FSR VIA KT880
MSI K7N2 Delta/Delta2/Delta2 Platinum nForce2
MSI K7N2GM-L nForce2
PC CHIPS M825G(/M825LU V7.2c) VIA KM266
PC CHIPS M863G SiS 741GX
PC CHIPS M848ALU (not all variants) SiS 748
Shuttle AN35N-Ultra nForce2
Shuttle MN31/N nForce2
Soltek SL-75FRN2-L/SL-75FRN2-RL nForce2
Soltek SL-KT600-RL VIA KT600

There are also some barebones with non-standard form factor boards from ASUS and Shuttle I know about, but those being non-standard, I ignored them. If anyone has other models to add to the list, feel free to do so.

Edit 08-24-22: List updated with new suggested boards. Also it looks like I missed an earlier topic with a similar purpose. I don't mind if the two get merged, but I think it's more readable if the first comments has a continuously updated list.

Last edited by RandomStranger on 2022-08-24, 07:45. Edited 2 times in total.

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Reply 2 of 7, by TrashPanda

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TheMobRules wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:28:

While that list is useful it doesnt specifically list which of the 12v boards has the P4 4 pin power connector, this list is for that purpose as quite a few of the 12v boards have it as an option and not baseline.

Obviously we are not at all interested in 5v boards or 12v boards without the connector.

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Reply 3 of 7, by TheMobRules

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TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:33:
TheMobRules wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:28:

While that list is useful it doesnt specifically list which of the 12v boards has the P4 4 pin power connector, this list is for that purpose as quite a few of the 12v boards have it as an option and not baseline.

Obviously we are not at all interested in 5v boards or 12v boards without the connector.

Huh? The purpose of that list was precisely to document which socket A boards have the 4 pin ATX 12V connector and use a 12V VRM:

Socket A Motherboards That Have 12V-Centric VRMs?

Reply 4 of 7, by AlexZ

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I have MSI KT6V (VIA KT600), Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 (NVIDIA nForce2) and Epox EP-8RDA3+ (NVIDIA nForce2). All of them have 12V 4pin connector. The Epox board is missing in your list.

Athlon XP is great as a dual boot late Windows 98 and early Windows XP rig.

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Reply 5 of 7, by luk1999

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You can also add to your list:
* MSI KT2 Combo (KT266A with SDR and DDR)
* MSI KT3 Ultra2-C
* MSI KT6 Delta
* SOLTEK SL-KT600-RL

Quite a lot of KT600/KT880 non-value models had P4 +12 V connector.

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Reply 6 of 7, by Tetrium

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TheMobRules wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:47:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:33:
TheMobRules wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:28:

While that list is useful it doesnt specifically list which of the 12v boards has the P4 4 pin power connector, this list is for that purpose as quite a few of the 12v boards have it as an option and not baseline.

Obviously we are not at all interested in 5v boards or 12v boards without the connector.

Huh? The purpose of that list was precisely to document which socket A boards have the 4 pin ATX 12V connector and use a 12V VRM:

Socket A Motherboards That Have 12V-Centric VRMs?

I've always wondered if there are sA boards with 5v VRM which actually do have a 12V 4 pin connector (so for which the existence of the 4p 12V connector is kinda misleading).

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Reply 7 of 7, by TrashPanda

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TheMobRules wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:47:
TrashPanda wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:33:
TheMobRules wrote on 2022-08-23, 13:28:

While that list is useful it doesnt specifically list which of the 12v boards has the P4 4 pin power connector, this list is for that purpose as quite a few of the 12v boards have it as an option and not baseline.

Obviously we are not at all interested in 5v boards or 12v boards without the connector.

Huh? The purpose of that list was precisely to document which socket A boards have the 4 pin ATX 12V connector and use a 12V VRM:

Socket A Motherboards That Have 12V-Centric VRMs?

You can see on that list there are 12v boards that either use a Molex setup to get 12v power or dont have the P4 connector except as an option, the list itself doesnt signify which of the boards has the connector physically on the board.

There are also a good number of boards missing from that list, it needs to be updated, the socket 370 motherboard list also needs updating.

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