Is a 24 pin ATX connection really necessary? Tags: MSI-Microstar Connection Diamond Atx Motherboards Last response: November 30, 2006 11:33 AM in Motherboards Share Tech-Style November 30, 2006 10:56:43 AM Hi all I have an Msi K8N Diamond Plus. My PSU only has a 20pin ATX connector but the board has a 24 pin socket. I have been using the board for about 6 months just using the 20 pin with no problems. I've just read a review saying you need to use a 24 pin ATX connection. Anyone know why? More about : pin atx connection | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove mkaibear November 30, 2006 11:33:35 AM If it works, don't worry about it | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Is a 24 pin ATX connection really necessary?> Related ressources: Forum20- pin atx connector in a 24-pin slot? Forum8- pin ATX 12V for motherboard... necessary or not? Forum24 pin motherboard to 20 pin ATX power connector Forum24-pin ATX Power on mobo using 20- pin plug from PSU Forum24 pin ATX power vs 20 pin Forum20 pin to 24 pin converter. Is it really needed? ForumATX power supply, 20 vs 24 pin ForumOld Power Supply Mod on new system. Making my own 4 pin ATX connection ForumMelted the +12V pin on ATX ForumNew PC build $2000 willing, Or whatever is necessary . ForumATX 24 pin to 24 pin mini modification Forum8 pin ATX and 24 pin ATX and 4 pin ATX Forum8 pin ATX and 24 pin ATX ForumHow do I rig power supply to handle both 24-pin and 20 pin motherboard Forum20 4 pin power supply 24 pin motherboard ForumWhy does my quad core motherboard use 24 and 2 x 4 atx connectors ForumHow hard should I be pushing on the 24-pin ATX mobo power supply? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumMicro ATX mobo recommendations. ForumSo is the chipset REALLY that big of a deal? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !