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Old 03-09-2009, 06:42 AM   #1
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Default 24 Pin power to 20 Pin motherboard? Bad question?

Well just like it says in the title! I'm wondering if a 24 pin power connector can be plugged into a 20 pin motherboard, I realise 4 pins would be hanging out but....?

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Default Re: 24 Pin power to 20 Pin motherboard? Bad question?

yes and u need the other 4 haha
it should just be another wire on the psu
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Well just like it says in the title! I'm wondering if a 24 pin power connector can be plugged into a 20 pin motherboard, I realise 4 pins would be hanging out but....?

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Yes it can.

Usually 24 pin ATX connectors can be converted to 20 pin by sliding off the last 4 pins/connector. This is on most decent PSU's.

Otherwise see if you can plug the 24 pin PSU into the 20 pin socket without cutting anything and just have the last 4 overhanging.
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