24pin power suply and 20pins on board

  X18999 01:18 25 Dec 05
Locked

I have a 450 Watt Power supply that has a 24pin connector but my motherboard only has 20 pins, is this a problem or is it fine to leave the 4 extra pins out?

  Stuartli 08:27 25 Dec 05

Nothing to worry about - just use the 20 pin connector as normal.

I'm presuming the four extra pins are supplied on a separate block to allow just the use of the 20 pin connector if required?

  Gongoozler 09:09 25 Dec 05

If the 24 pin connector doesn't separate into a 20 and a 4 pin connector, and you don't feel brave enough to use a hacksaw to modify it, then you can buy a converter click here

  Gongoozler 09:30 25 Dec 05

I think the converter I linked to above may be for a 20 pin PSU to 24 pin motherboard, but this one is for a 24 pin PSU to 20 pin motherboard click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

How to get Windows 10 for free | How to install Windows 10: There is still a way to avoid paying…

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

Alex Chinneck’s giant ice cube Christmas tree at Kings Cross

Apple rumours & predictions 2017: The iPhone 8, new iPads, and everything else you should expect fr7…