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Old 04-29-2006, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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20 Pin
24 Pin
20 + 4 Pin

Whats the difference?

Will a 20+4 Pin Power Supply work on a 24 Pin Motherboard?

I want this motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131570

But there are no MicroATX sized PSU's that are 20+4... they are either 20 or 24. Not on NewEgg anyway...

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Old 04-29-2006, 01:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If your power plug for the board is like this:

it will work . I don't really know what the difference between 20 and 24 boards is. I have two computers, one 20 and the other 24.
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A 20 pin has 20 un-removable pins. (should only be used in 20 pin mobos)
A 24 pin has 24 un-removablek pins. (only works in 24 pin mobos)
A 20+4 pin has a 20 pin connector and then a 4 pin removable connector (this will work in both 20 and 24 pin mobos just by adding or removing that +4 connector).

Is there a reason your getting a micro-atx mobo? Either way the 24 or 20+4 pin should work just fine for you.
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A 24 pin psu will work in a 20 pin motherboard. It worked for me

A 20 pin psu will usually work in a 24 pin motherboard but stability, power isues maybe be a problem. I guess shuold is the right word

Just get a 24 pin psu
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Old 04-30-2006, 12:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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A 24 pin psu will work in a 20 pin motherboard. It worked for me

A 20 pin psu will usually work in a 24 pin motherboard but stability, power isues maybe be a problem. I guess shuold is the right word

Just get a 24 pin psu
I agree whole-heartedly.

There are too many things that can go wrong when using a 20 pin connector in a 24 pin mobo. Don't take a chance.
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just get 24 pin or 20+4 pin, and save ur self some hassles.
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