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Old 02-01-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Question about the Asus A8N-SLI Mobo

Ok I got my mobo a few days ago along with the case and I installed it into the case. My Power supply is a 500 watt dual fan and exceeds the required wattage but I have a slight dilema. The mobo has a 24 pin power connector when the power supplies is only 20 pin. The power supply will plug into the first 20 slots but I'm afraid what might happen if I power it up. The tech at work says this "should" be perfectly fine because he beleive the extra 4 pins are just duplicates of other pins. Does anybody know if it is safe to leave those pins empty on this mobo, the manual calls for a 24 pin connector which I have never even seen or heard of. Powersupplies are kinda cheap and if I absolutely have to I guess I can replace it but I like the one thats in there it is a 500 watt dual fan ATX that came with the case and it's a really nice one. Anybody know if you can do this or not?

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Old 02-01-2005, 08:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Question about the Asus A8N-SLI Mobo

It shouldn't cause any harm to your motherboard. Although in some cases, the mobo didn't power up and in others it did. There is always the 20-24 pin connectors that you can get for like 2$. Keep your power supply and see if it powers up. If not, go buy yourself a 20-24 connector.
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