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24 to 20 Pin PS Connector

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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?

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a c 158 ) Power supply
May 24, 2007 3:45:58 PM

Just plug it in and have the 4 extra pins sticking out.
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.
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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.
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?
a c 158 ) Power supply
May 24, 2007 4:19:32 PM

That's my signature....go ahead and check the dictionary
May 24, 2007 4:30:03 PM

Sorry, I didn't see that it was on all your posts.
a c 158 ) Power supply
May 24, 2007 4:31:00 PM

:wink:
May 24, 2007 4:53:34 PM

Some PSUs have detachable 4pins (20+4). Did you check for tabs on that connector?
May 24, 2007 4:56:16 PM

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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.
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