Power supply problem

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I bought a new power supply for the computer I building and
evevrything plugged in perfectly EXCEPT for the power for the Asrock
motherboard. The motherboard power connector has 20 pins. The
connector coming off the new power supply is 24 pins (one of them is a
dummy). Here's two pictures:
Is there an adapter to make this work?

Re: Power supply problem

On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:29:20 -0800, totalrod2 rearranged some electrons to

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If you look closely, you'll see that the power supply connector has 4
pins that you can separate from the other 20, so it will plug into a 20-
pin motherboard.

Re: Power supply problem

totalrod2 wrote:
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Yes, look here: http://www.xoxide.com/20-to-24-pin-adapter.html
  or here: http://www.xpcgear.com/24to20pinatx.html

Claude Hopper          :)

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Re: Power supply problem

Claude Hopper wrote:
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If his connector is hinged, and the 4 pin part comes off the
24 pin part - he won't need an adapter.


In addition, if the connector is a 24 pin solid one, you
can still plug that into a 20 pin motherboard. Pin 1 goes to
Pin 1, and four pins hang over one end of the connector.
That won't work if there is an electrolytic capacitor in
the way of the (hang over) end of the connector. But if that
area of the motherboard is clear of tall components, you
can still plug a solid 24 pin, into a 20 pin motherboard.

In this picture, a 24 pin is plugged into a 20 pin motherboard.
The four unused pins, are on the right hand side of the picture.
Fortunately, the electrolytic (with the letter "K" on top), is
further to the right of the picture, and didn't get in the way.



Re: Power supply problem

Oh brother. Maybe I shouldn't be doing this stuff. Thanks all!

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