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Old 03-14-2005, 06:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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just get an adapter, they are probaly less than 8 dollars

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Old 03-14-2005, 07:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If your PSU has crappy rails and you use an adapter you will have nothing but problems with it. All an adapter does is split your +12v rail in half, so if your 12v is less than 28A i would suggest not using it.

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Old 03-15-2005, 11:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well the 20-pin PSU started the comp up, but there was a warning in big red letters that a 20-pin PSU was being used instead of 24-pin. I was also unable to even get to windows as the system couldn't boot and showed an error message stating that there is a hardware problem. As I stated earlier, the mobo manual said that using a 20-pin PSU could cause the system to become "unbootable or unstable due to insufficient electricity". I bought an adaptor for $10 online, but my one question is:
Will this new adaptor really solve my problem?
And one more thing...
I have never booted this computer up with this PSU or mobo, and I have a brand new Radeon 9800 pro inside without its drivers even installed yet.
Should I use my old Geforce4 MX460 while i'm booting up the comp with this new mobo and install the mobo's drivers first, or am I ok using this new graphics card and installing its drivers after I install the mobo's drivers?
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I use 20pin PSU on my 24pin MOBO no problems here.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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u should be fine to just leave it as it is freeman

also sui the connector u showed him would not have worked cuz he has a 20 pin psu going to a 24 in mobo and that connector was visa verson "Converts a 24pin power supply connector to older ATX 20pin." see what i mean the ends would not have been right
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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whoops my bad, your right. You can find them though, they're not expensive.
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Old 03-16-2005, 02:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You will be fine using a 20 pin PSU on a 24 pin motherboard, just acquire the appropriate adapter and you'll be set (a good PSU should include the adapter ).

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