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February 10, 2005 4:57:51 PM

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My brand new SLI motherboard has got a 24 pin power connector, and my power
supply has a 20 pin power connector and another lead which looks like 4
power pins (what are they?) Can I use the 20pin cable and put the 4 pin
cable in the missing holes?

Thanks

Dan
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February 10, 2005 4:57:52 PM

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Not sure if the additional 4 pin connecter you reference is earmarked for
another socket. For instance the DFI SLi mb requires 4 power connections to
the mb for stable SLi mode. A 24 pin main, a 4 pin atx 12 volt, a hdd and
floppy drive power lead. Four connections total. Your motherboard manual
should show how to make the proper connections.
"Dan" <d@d.com> wrote in message
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> My brand new SLI motherboard has got a 24 pin power connector, and my
power
> supply has a 20 pin power connector and another lead which looks like 4
> power pins (what are they?) Can I use the 20pin cable and put the 4 pin
> cable in the missing holes?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dan
>
>
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February 10, 2005 6:21:23 PM

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Dan wrote:
> My brand new SLI motherboard has got a 24 pin power connector, and my power
> supply has a 20 pin power connector and another lead which looks like 4
> power pins (what are they?) Can I use the 20pin cable and put the 4 pin
> cable in the missing holes?
>
> Thanks
>
> Dan
>
>
Thats what its made for. Just plug 4 pin connector into "missing holes"
and it will work just fine.
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February 10, 2005 6:21:24 PM

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Thanks! I'm assuming I have to be careful what holes I put the two
connectors into?

Dan
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February 10, 2005 8:40:28 PM

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Dan wrote:
> Thanks! I'm assuming I have to be careful what holes I put the two
> connectors into?
>
> Dan
>
>
There is only one way to put them in. Otherways they wont fit.
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February 10, 2005 11:30:30 PM

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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 14:56:31 -0000, "Dan" <d@d.com> wrote:

>Thanks! I'm assuming I have to be careful what holes I put the two
>connectors into?
>
>Dan
>


Dan for Christsakes don't do this the seperate 4 pin connector is not
designed to connect there. The 4 pin has its own header usually close
to the processor socket. The 24 pin ATX power socket is designed to
accept either the standard 20 pin plug or the new ATX 2.0 24 pin plug.
The M/B should come with a blanking plate fitted over the spare 4
sockets which are left over if you use the 20 pin plug.
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February 11, 2005 12:29:57 AM

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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:57:51 +0000, Dan wrote:

> My brand new SLI motherboard has got a 24 pin power connector, and my
> power supply has a 20 pin power connector and another lead which looks
> like 4 power pins (what are they?) Can I use the 20pin cable and put the 4
> pin cable in the missing holes?
>
No, but you can get a 20->24 pin adapter (ATX->ATX 2.0). The 4 pin
connector is an extra +12v connector. Should be a place on the MB to plug
it in. RTFM.

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February 11, 2005 12:36:45 AM

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On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 15:21:23 +0100, Der Steppenwolf wrote:

> Dan wrote:
>> My brand new SLI motherboard has got a 24 pin power connector, and my
>> power supply has a 20 pin power connector and another lead which looks
>> like 4 power pins (what are they?) Can I use the 20pin cable and put the
>> 4 pin cable in the missing holes?
>>
> Thats what its made for. Just plug 4 pin connector into "missing holes"
> and it will work just fine.

Well I don't think it will fit and that's a good thing since it would
probably blow the MB. That's NOT what it is for. Suggest you check the
difference between the ATX (20pin) and ATX 2.0 (24pin) specs before you
spout such trash again. The 4pin (P4) connector is 2 +12v pins and 2
ground pins. The extra 4 pins of the 24 connector are 1 each, +3.3v, +5v,
+12v, and Ground IIRC.

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