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Old 10-29-2005, 04:00 AM   #1
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ok, here is another stupid message.

You have a powersupply with a 20-pin connecter that goes on the mother board. HOWEVER, the motherboard has a 24-pin connecter. the 20 pin still fits in, there are 4 spare pins, will this work? or must you have a powersupply with a 24-pin connector?

sorry these are stupid newbie questions my mates are asking me but i dont know jack about hardware.

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Old 10-29-2005, 04:06 AM   #2
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It should work. But u can buy those small converters that change the pins from 20 to 24. Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201001
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Old 10-29-2005, 06:42 AM   #3
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worked with mine! the manual said it supported 20-pin power supply
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:02 AM   #4
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Yeah, I've heard it works, but it makes me wonder what those 4 extra pins are...

There not by any chance for Earth or something, for protection?
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Old 10-29-2005, 08:14 AM   #5
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the 4 unused are +12v, +5v, Detect, Ground. +12v and +5v happen to be right above these 4, so i figured it was safe. Plus the manual said it was for a 20-pin
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Ground will be the same as earth.

This would stop, if there was a power surge from the system, it blowing up...
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