24pin power suply and 20pins on board

  X18999 01:18 25 Dec 2005
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I have a 450 Watt Power supply that has a 24pin connector but my motherboard only has 20 pins, is this a problem or is it fine to leave the 4 extra pins out?

  Stuartli 08:27 25 Dec 2005

Nothing to worry about - just use the 20 pin connector as normal.

I'm presuming the four extra pins are supplied on a separate block to allow just the use of the 20 pin connector if required?

  Gongoozler 09:09 25 Dec 2005

If the 24 pin connector doesn't separate into a 20 and a 4 pin connector, and you don't feel brave enough to use a hacksaw to modify it, then you can buy a converter click here

  Gongoozler 09:30 25 Dec 2005

I think the converter I linked to above may be for a 20 pin PSU to 24 pin motherboard, but this one is for a 24 pin PSU to 20 pin motherboard click here

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