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Old 10-09-2005, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I'm getting ready to build my new computer, when I realize that I need a 20-24 pin connecter to hook up my mobo w/ the PSU...

Am I going to have to order one, or does anyone know of a store that sells one?

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Old 10-09-2005, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just order one off the internet if you can. If you don't like to goto a computer store in your area and they should have one.

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Old 10-09-2005, 11:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've also been hearing 24 pin motherboards are compatible with 20 pin PSUs, is this true?
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've also been hearing 24 pin motherboards are compatible with 20 pin PSUs, is this true?
kind of, but it's not officially supported by the manufacturers...for example I've got a friend with the DFI Ultra-D nf4 board...it requires a 24pin PSU but he uses a 20pin PSU and has never had an issue with it...a lot of people seem to use a 20pin in a 24pin mobo and haven't had an issue, so you could always just try it for yourself and see....my PSU happened to come with a 20 to 24pin adapter so I use that
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My 24 pin mobo bu asus takes a 20 pin connector i wasn't sure so i ordered a new 24 pin form newegg but when i recieved my parts i checked it out and my mobo took the 20 pin Psu
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