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Strange Color Scheme for Power Connectors on Power Supply of HP Envy Phoenix model 860-019

HP Envy 860-019
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Hello guys.  Can anyone help me understand the power supply on the HP Envy Phoenix 860-019?  The PCIE connector 6 pin connected to the GTX 960 has black and white wires.  Shouldn't there be yellow and black wires?  Yellow is usually 12 volt and black wires ground.  Is the 6 pin connected to my GTX 960  supplying a standard 75 watts of power or something else?  I want to install a GTX 1070 but the 6 pin wire colors are not the industry standard color scheme.  Also there is a 2 pin power connector with a white and black wire.  Usually a 6 pin and a 2 pin can be used together to connect into a 8 pin socket on a GTX 1070.  Will my connectors supply the needed power and connect properly because the color scheme on the wires make no sense.

 

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Strange Color Scheme for Power Connectors on Power Supply of HP Envy Phoenix model 860-019

Take a close look at the connectors at the end of the wires coming from the power-supply.

Some of the white plastic ends are "square", and some are "arched" -- beveled at the ends of one side:

 

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and the "sockets" (on the motherboard and on the video-card) are similarly "non-square".

 

So, it's basically "idiot-proof" -- if a lead from the power-supply does not fit a socket, you're doing it wrong -- NO MATTER WHAT COLOUR THE WIRES ARE.

 

 

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