I'm looking for a quick word of advice - it's been a while since I built my last box and of course I wasn't aware of the new atx standard. So I unknowingly bought a case with a 350w 24 pin atx connector, removed the extra 4 pins from a 24 pin connector (figuring it would be ok) and plugged it into a 20 pin mobo. After a few hours running I walked away from it and when I returned, nothing! Never a good sign.
A friend told me I fried the mobo, but I was able to get it running using an older 20 pin psu lying around. I still don't get any response though using the 24 pin psu.
Will the 24 pin psu work if I buy the 24 to 20 pin adapter or is the psu toast?
As a sidenote, the fan on the psu never ran, even while the system was. Is that normal? I didn't make anything of it figuring it was a smart psu (antec smartpower 350w) and would run them if needed.