24 pin power supply in 20pin motherboard

Is putting a 24 pin power supply in a 20 pin motherboard possible? The pinout seems to be the same with the exception of the extra 4 pins. What I am thinking is that I could just hang those extra pins over the end of the motherboard connecter. Would this work? Will it damage anything?

Thanks for your help!
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  1. Thanks for the great link and the info!

    I think I will use that power supply then!
  2. It will work. If you want the power adapter cable 20 pin male to 24 pin female here is one.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812189061
  3. Yeh, you can hang the extra 4-pins off the side so long as there isn't another component in the way. But you usually don't have to, as most 24-pin power supplies now use a split connector with a 4-pin segment clipped to a 20-pin segment.
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