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Old 06-30-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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I bought my motherboard on NewEgg and I found out my PSU has a 20-pin connector.. how do I find out if the motherboard is 24-pin?
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:51 AM   #2
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Someone correct me if i'm wrong but i think a 20-pin connector can work in a 24-pin connector.

<edit> this thread backs up what i just said: http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?p=187643
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lol bahawolf, If you have your mobo with you, the best bet would just be to count the power supply pins on the motherboard
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Thats a very good point,lol.
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Umm, sometimes a 20 pin won't work with a mobo that has 24 pins, i have heard of people saying that it won't give enough power to even start the computer.
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Well, counting them was a good point.. lmao.

I did count them and it turned out to be 24.
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Now Get a converter or another PSU that supports it and you will be fine.
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converters are easy to get to. newegg has it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812201001
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Yeah, thats the one I picked..
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