20 pin cable with 24 pin slot? safe? Tags: Cable Components Last response: April 12, 2012 6:45 PM in Components Share seumas_beathan April 12, 2012 6:07:22 PM Hey guys, my new mobo came today, it has a 24 pin slot(probably not the correct name) but my psu only has a 20 pin cable, simple question, is this safe? Cheers guys More about : pin cable pin slot safe abekl April 12, 2012 6:09:59 PM It's safe - electrically, but probably won't work properly. Either you'll need to get an adapter to convert one of your molex plugs into a 4 pin plug, or get a new PSU with the correct 24 pin connector. seumas_beathan April 12, 2012 6:16:44 PM what exactly do you mean by wont work properly Related resources 20-pin atx connector in a 24-pin slot ? - Forum is it safe to use my 20 pin connector 2 my 24 pin slot mobo? - Forum 20 Pin vs 24 pin - Forum can i use a 20pin power supply in a 24pin slot ? - Forum 20 pin work for 24 pin mobo? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer moon261 April 12, 2012 6:18:05 PM I just think it meants that the MOBO won't have enough power to function as well as it should foscooter April 12, 2012 6:19:56 PM Buy a new PSU. You need the power. seumas_beathan April 12, 2012 6:37:05 PM Its a pretty decent psu, just bit old, where could i buy a molex to 4 pin plug that abekl mentioned? seumas_beathan April 12, 2012 6:45:59 PM I just did a bit of googling and found an article saying that as long as the computer isnt using more than 355watts then a 20pin plug will be fine Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can a 20 pin connector be plugged into a 24 pin mobo? Forum Stubborn 24 Pin Cable Forum Struggling to fit 24 pin cable Forum 24 pin motherboard to 20 pin ATX power connector Forum 20/24 pin compatible connnector on PSU Forum 24 pin and 20 pin Forum 20pin power supply 24 pin mobo ?? - HELP plz - Forum Can I use a 20pin MB connector PSU with a 24pin MB? Forum Friend has New Power Supply, 20 +4 pin won't fit Forum Do I Really Need A 20 - 24 Pin Conveter For My Motherboard/PSU? Forum 20 vs 24 pin Forum 20pin/24pin main connector Forum 20 - 24 pin connector...which should I use? antec550neo HE Forum Way to put 3pin fan to PWM? Forum Upgrade CPU with Existing MOBO Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !