ATX PSU connector Problem

I just bought a new PSU the new PSU has a BIG 24pin ATX connector. My motherboard has a Small 24pin ATX connector. Is there a converter i can buy or do i have to get a new PSU with a small 24pin ATX connector on it?
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  1. What motherboard exactly?
  2. Its in my HP Pavilion Slimline. Looking at the motherboard right now and not sure where it identifies what type it is
  3. I think i found a number N15235
  4. Are you sure the mobo isn't a 20pin?
    Quality modern psu's have 20+4 pin power connectors.
  5. I will post a picture. I double checked and it was 24pin
    http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/AggreserT2/IMG_20120125_233111.jpg
    That is my female motherboard connector.
  6. michigan_man said:
    I will post a picture. I double checked and it was 24pin
    http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/AggreserT2/IMG_20120125_233111.jpg
    That is my female motherboard connector.

    So i'll assume you tried repeatedly = notice the keyed notches.
    Maybe you need one of these.
    http://www.amazon.com/Original-ATXPowerSupplies-Connector-Converter-Slimline/dp/B003GMAVDK
    http://www.amazon.com/KOZMICC-power-supply-connector-converter/dp/B004Y73CB4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c
  7. Im not sure, You tell me. Im a bit confused.
    You know what my motherboard looks like. Now here is my NEW PSU im trying to connect to it.
    http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/AggreserT2/IMG_20120126_010350.jpg
    All these connectors are wrapped in mesh. Which i believe is ID'ing them as POWER connectors. Big 24pin, 6pin and 2 4pin connectors. THIS IS ONLY WHAT I THINK. You may know more.
    Here is the link from where i bought the item.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338063&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1h404os7gy2sl
  8. michigan_man said:
    Im not sure, You tell me. Im a bit confused.
    You know what my motherboard looks like. Now here is my NEW PSU im trying to connect to it.
    http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h321/AggreserT2/IMG_20120126_010350.jpg
    All these connectors are wrapped in mesh. Which i believe is ID'ing them as POWER connectors. Big 24pin, 6pin and 2 4pin connectors. THIS IS ONLY WHAT I THINK. You may know more.
    Here is the link from where i bought the item.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338063&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1h404os7gy2sl

    From reading the Newegg feedback regarding that psu,users have referred to the fact you need an adapter for HP slimline pc.
    Also makes sense that the adapters i linked even exists.
    This obviously points to the fact you need an adapter.
  9. After close look i believe THIS
    http://www.amazon.com/KOZMICC-power-supply-connector-converter/dp/B004Y73CB4/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c
    IS not what i need, Well it is but i need the 20+4 to be female, and the mini 24pin to be male.
  10. Well its 20pin ATX to small 24pin ATX.
    Mine is a 24pin/20+4pin ATX to small 24pin ATX.
    Will it fit? and will it affect anything?
  11. michigan_man said:
    Well its 20pin ATX to small 24pin ATX.
    Mine is a 24pin/20+4pin ATX to small 24pin ATX.
    Will it fit? and will it affect anything?

    Personally i think it work just fine.
    Seems to be the solution for your dilemma.
    Looks purpose built to me.
    Same thing with a better description.
    http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/20-pin-to-24-pin-hp-slimline-atx-converter.htm
    http://www.power-on.com/connectors-adapters-oem.html
    If ya wanna get technical.
    http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Standard_24_Pin_ATX_power_to_Compaq/HP_24Pin_ATX_Power
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