24 to 20 Pin PS Connector Tags: Power Supplies Motherboards Components Last response: May 24, 2007 4:56 PM in Components Share Jamespud1966 May 24, 2007 3:22:53 PM I have a 24 pin connector on a new power supply and only have a 20 pin plug on the motherboard. I know from reading other posts that there is an adapter available, but couldn't I just cut the 4 extra pins off the male plug from the power supply? More about : pin connector Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply May 24, 2007 3:45:58 PM Just plug it in and have the 4 extra pins sticking out. Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply May 24, 2007 3:49:08 PM If you want to spend the money, then here is an adapter. I would go to a local PC shop to get the adapter and avoid the shipping costs. Related resources Used just the 20 pin connector into 24 pin power slot on mobo. - Forum How do I know if a power supply has a 20 or 24 pin connector? - Forum 24 pin power connector as opposed to 20 pin - Forum 8 pin connector for the 24/20 pin one? - Forum "24 pin" ATX connector vs "20+4" pin ATX connector - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer chunkymonster a b V Motherboard May 24, 2007 3:49:55 PM Don't cut anything off the connector coming out of the power supply, not recommended. You can connect it and leave the extra 4pins "hangin loose" as suggested, or you can pick up an adapter at a computer shop of on-line for a few $USD. Jamespud1966 May 24, 2007 4:04:29 PM Ok, Apparently I need to get the adapter then because I can't leave them hanging off the end since there are capacitors on both sides of the plug that won't allow that. What was the gullible comment about? Is that the way this forum works? Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply May 24, 2007 4:19:32 PM That's my signature....go ahead and check the dictionary Jamespud1966 May 24, 2007 4:30:03 PM Sorry, I didn't see that it was on all your posts. Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply May 24, 2007 4:31:00 PM :wink: dj_taboo May 24, 2007 4:53:34 PM Some PSUs have detachable 4pins (20+4). Did you check for tabs on that connector? Mandrake_ May 24, 2007 4:56:16 PM Quote:Some PSUs have detachable 4pins (20+4). Did you check for tabs on that connector? I've found that as well. Both my old Thermaltake PSU and my current Tagan allow the 4pin connection to be detached from the main 20pin connector. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can a 20 pin connector be plugged into a 24 pin mobo? Forum My 20 + 4 pin connector not sticking properly on a 24Pin Board... Forum 24 pin motherboard to 20 pin ATX power connector Forum 20 pin connector and 24 pin mobo Forum Can I plug a 20+4 pin power connector into a 24 pin motherboard header Forum Can I use a 20pin MB connector PSU with a 24pin MB? Forum 24 pin main connector missing pin 20 Forum Can 20 PINS power connector work on 24 pin Motherboard?? Forum dg33tl 24pin connector vs 20pin connector Forum Using a 20+4 Pin connector in 24 pin connecter Motherboard Forum 20-pin atx connector in a 24-pin slot? Forum 24 pin psu connector for 20 pin mobo? Forum 20 - 24 pin connector...which should I use? antec550neo HE Forum is it safe to use my 20 pin connector 2 my 24 pin slot mobo? Forum 20 or 24-pin Connector? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !