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24 pin power supply in 20pin motherboard

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January 15, 2007 4:05:23 AM

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!
January 15, 2007 4:34:16 AM

Thanks for the great link and the info!

I think I will use that power supply then!
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January 15, 2007 5:19:14 AM

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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