View Full Version : Power Supply wizards, Asus A8N SLI Deluxe and EZ plug.

04-09-05, 10:38 PM
I really havent been able to figure this out. Is this plug required? I have unhooked and it looped my machine with no stability issues at all. I am using this Enermax PSU with a 24 pin connector. I am somewhat confused about the purpose of this plug. I was wondering if the EZ plug itself was meant for 20 pin power connectors?


This is my current PSU and it seems to be a very good one. I just hate the EZ plug ><

04-09-05, 10:58 PM
I dont think its necessary .. esp when everything is working fine for you.

04-09-05, 11:05 PM
Its not necessary... But I would definetely recommend it. Its added stability for the cards.

04-09-05, 11:08 PM
Its not necessary... But I would definetely recommend it. Its added stability for the cards.

I am curious, What exactly does that mean? Adds stability for the cards? Stops them from locking up? Stops them from blowing up? hehe sorry! Everything I have read from Asus about the EZ plug is they say its designed so you can use your older PSU and not have to upgrade to the new 12V specification or whatever. I am a but confused by Asus Reccomendations :(

04-09-05, 11:18 PM
Don't know for sure but your system works OK without it, guess you don't need it.
It is required for the 20-pin boards when using a high end graphics card. I have it hooked up on both my 24-pin boards but never have tried with it not connected. I use an Enermax 600W and FPS 500W on my 24-pin boards.

04-09-05, 11:55 PM
EZ Plug Direct and Reliable Power Supply
When the system is in SLI mode (dual PCI Express graphics
operation), the supply of power for the graphics adaptors is
crucial. The A8N-SLI Deluxe incorporated the patented EZ Plug,
which provides dedicated support for the high power demands
of graphics cards, maintains overall system stability,

By minimizing power loss and maintaining consistent voltage
throughout power transmission, the EZ Plug significantly improves
motherboard compatibility with power voltage-sensitive graphics
cards. No more picky graphics cards threatening to shut down the
system due to incorrect voltage levels. Furthermore, it also enables
optimum power distribution to other components since the main
power supply no longer have to support the graphics cards.
Unlike the SLI solutions by other manufacturers, the EZ Plug
supports the 20-pin standard, which is still currently the
mainstream. Users who want to upgrade to the latest SLI platform,
can save the extra cost on a 24-pin power plug. In addition, a
LED light issues friendly reminders when the EZ Plug is needed
to ensure the graphics cards can run at full power without
compromising system reliability.