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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ozlay View Post

its easy to do with color cables but if all the cables are the same color its a bit harder to do what i would do is add a label to each of the cables you plan to do so you know where each goes and when your done making the cable test each pin to make sure they are outputting the correct voltage
So there's no reason for it not to work as long as the pins output the correct voltage? Thanks.
Edited by Artifact - 11/23/13 at 9:02am
post #13 of 17
The problem you're most likely to encounter is the use of dual wires on many PSU 24 pin cables (and sometimes) PCI-E). Instead of having 23 wires many PSUs have additional wires for 12V, 5V, 3V and ground either as sensors or to provide additional stability at higher loads. You need to be able to deal with these to make converting an extender viable.
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post #14 of 17
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Used in the intended way along with the stock 24 pin cable, wouldn't the 24 pin extender make these additional wires useless anyway, by not drawing power from them? If so, couldn't you just ignore these wires altogether (only losing their particular benefits)?
post #15 of 17
If you use the extension normally then all the wires are connected at the PSU and motherboard ends.

You can ignore the wires on some PSUs but you could lose the ability to overclock and perhaps lose stability in normal use. In addition if the extra wires are to reduce ripple then it could shorten the life of components. However some PSUs won't start up if they're not present. You can only find out by trying.
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post #16 of 17
I've just remembered the most obvious reason why this won't work. The pins on the extensions are male and female. On the PSU they're female at either end.
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post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 
Oh? I didn't even know the pins had a "gender". Well that explains why I haven't found any mention of anyone doing this anywhere. Thanks for the info.
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