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boroboy596 12-13-2005 07:50 PM

PSU Connection
 
Hello
I am building my daughter a computer and have noticed that my ATX connecter on my PSU is a 24 pin female --and the connecter on the motherboard is a 20 pin male , on closer inspection of the 24 pin female connecter i find that 4 pins on one end of it can disconnect from the 24 pins so making it a 20 pin connecter ( the part that comes off looks like the atx2 connecter but there is already one on there ) my question is can i leave that 4 pin connector off and just connect the 20 pin female to the 20 pin male without blowing or shorting anything ?
Thank you in advance for any help

turtile 12-13-2005 07:54 PM

Yes, thats what its designed for.

rkf76 12-13-2005 08:06 PM

Re: PSU Connection
 
Quote:

Originally posted by boroboy596
Hello
I am building my daughter a computer and have noticed that my ATX connecter on my PSU is a 24 pin female --and the connecter on the motherboard is a 20 pin male , on closer inspection of the 24 pin female connecter i find that 4 pins on one end of it can disconnect from the 24 pins so making it a 20 pin connecter ( the part that comes off looks like the atx2 connecter but there is already one on there ) my question is can i leave that 4 pin connector off and just connect the 20 pin female to the 20 pin male without blowing or shorting anything ?
Thank you in advance for any help

Yep, your situation is exactly why it was designed as it is, pretty cool huh?

boroboy596 12-13-2005 09:07 PM

Thank you very much rkf76 your reply is greatly appreciated .

rkf76 12-13-2005 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by boroboy596
Thank you very much rkf76 your reply is greatly appreciated .
I didn't realize at the time, but somebody had already answered:o

Glad I could be of help, late as it may have been:D

fr34ky 12-13-2005 10:14 PM

Thats pretty funny


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