Ok, got my new motherboard a Asus A8V-E Duluxe which I got the Athlon XP 64, Memory, PCI Express Card fitted then went to connect the ATX Power connector which to my shock wouldn't fit and after looking my new Coolermaster ATX 430Watt PSU has 20 pin and the motherboard EATX which is labled has 24 pin.
Is this a none UK Supplied motherboard or is there a new ATX which is genuinly EATX or am I missing something ?
Has anyone come accross this problem or has this motherboard and knows what I am trying to do is wrong. Do I need something like a special EATX Power Supply I wonder HELP
pin adapter should work but I would serioulsy consider looking into a PSU that is supplied with a 24 pin ATX especially if you have 64 BIT and PCI-E. You need to be looking at dedicated power rails and quality power provision - reason why it is 24 pin is because of the power consumption.. If you've spent a bob or 2 on your initial setup another £70 for an excellent PSU won't hurt will it?
I have a 480w Tagan TG480 which comes with 20/24 pin ATX, additional 12v (MY Asus board requires the additional 12v connector as well as the 24 pin ATX)plus dual PCI-E. I have all these connected plus 2 hard drives a DVD-RW plus a few other bits. Never had any problems plus it's dead quiet - A good PSU makes all the differnce, oh and go for the modular ones they are ace for cable managment click here
I agree with BigMoFoT. I would first try to exchange the Coolermaster 20-pin PSU for a dedicated 24-pin major brand PSU, like the Tagan TG480. If that didn't work out, I would still go ahead & purchase the 24-pin one & flog the Coolermaster on Ebay. G