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I am upgrading my computer but am stuck and not sure if I need a new PS or I can still use the one that I had.

I have a DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra D and my old system has an Enermax EG465P-VE which I believe has a 20 ATX Power Pin + a 12V 4 Pin. The DFI MB shows that the power is a 24 pin connection and it also has another 12V 4 Pin connection.

Can I use this Power Supply or do I have to fork the money and get a new one? Hoping to keep it, really on a budget and a PS is not on the list.

Thanks!
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I believe it will run with just 20 pins.... but don't expect stability when you overclock. There are converter cables on the market like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812145002

But again, stability will be less, so don't expect a dramatic overclock.

I assume you have an older version of that CPU, since the one now available has 20+4 pin for the main connector and a separate 4+4 for either an 8 pin or a 4 pin CPU power connector on the mobo....
    
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Im gonna put an AMD 3700+ San Diego and planning on OC'ing this machine to the fullest so stability is a priority. It seems Im gonna need to get a new PS.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I believe it will run with just 20 pins.... but don't expect stability when you overclock. There are converter cables on the market like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812145002

But again, stability will be less, so don't expect a dramatic overclock.

I assume you have an older version of that CPU, since the one now available has 20+4 pin for the main connector and a separate 4+4 for either an 8 pin or a 4 pin CPU power connector on the mobo....
signifantly less?..because i'm using the 20 to 24 cable and i'm wondering if this might be the "problem" with my overclocking...
    
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post #5 of 7
I for one use a 20 to 24 pin converter with my PSU and I have not had power issues, nor stability issues and my processor has overclocked comparably to others of similar type and stepping. I think your PSU will be fine because of it quality and at 550W it will have sufficient power. I bigger factor with DFI boards are the amount of amps your PSU supplies on the +12v rail. If yours can do 25 amps or better you should be fine. I think it is worth the minimal investment to determine if will work.
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signifantly less?..because i'm using the 20 to 24 cable and i'm wondering if this might be the "problem" with my overclocking...
I think your issue may be more of sufficient watts to support an overclocked system. DFI boards are power hungery and need a lot of amps on the +12v rail. Use this very good Power Supply Calculator to determine if you PSU is going to cut the mustard.
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It probably wont. I'd get at least 500W going into that thing.This 700W OCZ is currently one of the best deals being 105.99 after rebate and free shipping at zipzoomfly but its out of stock at the moment but heres the link anyways Link
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