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August 7, 2005 3:16:59 PM

I have an OCZ 520 Modstream... My mobo has a 24 pin socket. My PSU has 24 pin socket. There is a little 4socket plug on the side of the 20socket. Should I buy an adaptor or plug that 4socket plug right next to it?

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August 7, 2005 3:19:18 PM

My mobo has a 24 pin socket. My PSU has 24 pin socket.

What is the question?

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August 7, 2005 3:50:46 PM

If your system works leave it alone. In many cases you can use an ATX psu on an ATX2.0 mobo. I dont think those 4 extra plugs are 12v lines so it probably wouldn't be good to plug one of the 4 pin plugs into it :) 

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August 7, 2005 4:05:33 PM

I think i figured it out... one of the 4 pins actually slides right next to the 20 pin plug to form a 24 pin plug. I think that will do it.
August 7, 2005 4:12:42 PM

How do you like the OCZ 520 so far? Looks like a cool PSU.

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August 7, 2005 5:42:15 PM

the cables are a tad bit short.. but I guess its pretty good.
August 7, 2005 6:09:43 PM

As in they don't reach, or just tight?

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August 7, 2005 7:15:26 PM

well the mobo cable barely made it to the mobo socket... the cables are stiff too.
August 7, 2005 7:40:52 PM

I have another question... Each of the fans in my case have 3 plugs: one tiny 3 soc and two 4 pin plugs. I only need to hook up the 3 pin plug to get the fan to work because the other 4 pin plugs are merely used as extension cords correct?
August 7, 2005 7:49:15 PM

Not sure I understand. But will go on what I know... The PSU sometimes will have a (2-pin) 4-pin connector for fan only... Which can be daisy chained for fans if connector is supported by fans. The 3-pin connectors usually hook up to mobo and also monitor fan speed along with supplying power... These can not be daisy chained...

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