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When you plug a 20pin PSU into a 24Pin Mobo, how do you guage the effect? Most Mobo's seem to work fine, but you would think there should be some effect.
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guage the effect thought it couldn't run without the extra 4 pin connector does the PSU not have a 24 pin ATX?
    
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Either a)Everything is fine b)Nothing works c)Works but not stable at stock
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unless you have a super powerful 20pin.. i would never risk it on a awesome system like the one you have in your sig.. go buy a new one if your trying to run that system off a 20pin PSU, you skimp on ur PSU and your PC will not live as long.
    
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