Hi, just installed a new mother board that has a 20-8 pin panel system panel connector. Sadly, my PC case has a power switch with the old style connector that is much smaller. How do I get around the problem. Is it possible to buy and install a new power button on my front panel that will have this 20-8 pin configuration. Any other solutions.
This is standard on Asus Boards and most reading this are probably confused into thinking you are talking about the 20+4 pin connector or the EPS CPU power connectors. The 20-8 thing refers to:
System Power LED (2 pins)
HD Actibity LED (2)
System Warning Speaker (4)
ATX Power Button (2)
Reset Button (2)
Why they call it 20-8 I can only guess that there's 20 places to put pins and 8 aren't used
Perhaps you can strip off the old connector and get the right cable ends from frozencpu.com Give them a call; half the time the President of the company answers the phone and should be able to steer you right
So the problems I have are
1. the adapter to the F_PANEL in the Acer PC was this 13 pin thing whereas in the new ASUS board is 20-8
2. The wires from the switch in front to the case are not long enough to reach the adaptor on the new motherboard.