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a b V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
February 17, 2010 4:02:01 PM

Dear all,

I'm fairly new, but have upgraded my case earlier this week, shortly after having somebody upgrade my motherboard and processor.

One thing that confused me whilst moving everything over into the new case was:

The power supply has the 4-pin ATX_12V connected to the appropriate socket on the mother board (which I guess is right).

But the power supply also has a 24pin ATX, but 4 of them are pulled aside and not in use, even though the motherboard also has the 24pin ATX socket.

Is this right?

Or should the unused plug section be placed into the remaining 4 sockets, ie; 24 pins into the 24 sockets?

If so would I have to unplug the standard 4 pin ATX_12V cable?

Many thanks.
a b V Motherboard
a c 243 ) Power supply
February 17, 2010 9:41:21 PM

Quote:

Is this right?

Or should the unused plug section be placed into the remaining 4 sockets, ie; 24 pins into the 24 sockets?

If so would I have to unplug the standard 4 pin ATX_12V cable?

No
Yes
No
a b V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2010 2:22:12 AM

Remove that pin from the socket and slide the 4Pins so they attach to the 20pins.
Then put 24 pin in the socket.
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February 18, 2010 2:39:46 AM

it will work with jus tthe 20, most motherboards are designed to be backwards compatible, but its suboptimal and you won't be able to draw as much current
a b V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
February 18, 2010 3:18:55 AM

uh_no said:
it will work with jus tthe 20, most motherboards are designed to be backwards compatible, but its suboptimal and you won't be able to draw as much current



Yes, But why should he use only 20pins when he paid for all 24? :lol: 
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