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20 pin cable with 24 pin slot? safe?

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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?

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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.
April 12, 2012 6:16:44 PM

what exactly do you mean by wont work properly
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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
April 12, 2012 6:19:56 PM

Buy a new PSU. You need the power.
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?
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
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