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hey guys, i was wondering about the stability and whatnot of converters. The two converters i need for my next set-up are....

20 - 24pin Converter (for my motherboard..)
{Someone said that the 20pin would works for a DFI Ultra-D and that the converter would decrease stability.. =( }

and

4pin molex to 6pin PCI-e
{No news on this one. =(}

Thanks!
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I'd imagine the problems you've heard about the connectors stem from the fact that a connector will create an inherent resistance and lead to a voltage drop across the connector. For decent connectors (as demonstrated in a modular PSU review that I linked a while back), the resistance in the 12 or 18" inches of wire is actually more than that of the connectors.

The only argument I can see about the 20 -> 24 pin would be that those 4 extra pins are drawing current from 4 of the original 20 pins, possibly creating instability. I'm actually using both of the converters you mentioned in my computer (with reasonable overclocks) and I haven't had any power issues.
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The only worry with converters is that they cause extra load to be shifted onto a specific rail, instead of splitting it between two (or more) rails. I wouldent worry about it if you dont have money to buy a new PSU. If you do though, it would be a nice thing to have.
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ah, nice! thanks alot guys.
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