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20 pin into 24 pin slot Safe or Fry ?

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Hey guys

The machine is a old P4 piece of crap however still works

My PSU Died so had a spare one lying around so popped that in . It works however the Motherboard connecter is a 24 pin now the PSU uses a older 20 pin Connecter . Is it safe to be doing this ?

Any help appreciated

Sorry should of put this in PSU section on

post #2 of 17
Should be ok.... is it heavy load?

The extra four pins are GND, +5, +12, and +3.3
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Should be ok.... is it heavy load? The extra four pins are GND, +5, +12, and +3.3
Nah its a old P4 No overclock.

1 Sata drive 40gb and 1 dvd drive.

GPU is 7600gt.

Im just scared its gonna fry
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safe.

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It's safe, the extra 4 connectors will just hang off the side, just make sure its is lined up correctly. Most 24 pin power supplies are supposed to be backwards compatible.
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It's safe, the extra 4 connectors will just hang off the side, just make sure its is lined up correctly. Most 24 pin power supplies are supposed to be backwards compatible.
Uhh ducky..

its a 20 PIN it dosent have the extra 4 man.

20 pin into a 24 so 4 are exposed

Im more concerned on how long it will last.
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It's completely fine. Some PSU's have a separate 4-pin module (in addition to the 20-pin module) for boards that require a 24-pin plug. It just so happens that on your PSU, those 4 are physically attached to the 20-pin part. But it will absolutely in no way affect the life of your mobo or the life of your PSU.

EDIT--sorry, I mis-read what you meant. So the PSU is lacking the 4 pins, but your mobo has a 24-pin plug, correct? Are you sure the extra 4 pins aren't a separate module?--they are on my PSU (different from the separate "P4" connector).
    
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It's completely fine. Some PSU's have a separate 4-pin module (in addition to the 20-pin module) for boards that require a 24-pin plug. It just so happens that on your PSU, those 4 are physically attached to the 20-pin part. But it will absolutely in no way affect the life of your mobo or the life of your PSU.

EDIT--sorry, I mis-read what you meant. So the PSU is lacking the 4 pins, but your mobo has a 24-pin plug, correct? Are you sure the extra 4 pins aren't a separate module?--they are on my PSU (different from the separate "P4" connector).
Lol

The PSU Has a 20 Pin connecter not 24. Now im plugging it into a 24 pin motherboard connecter .

Here is a pic of what it would look like.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/20in24.jpg

As you can see four are exposed.
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Yeah. Well, I did a quick google search, and some people say that you can just plug the 20 pin cord into the 24 pin slot and all is well, though I don't exactly know how it would affect your system as I have never tried it. This might sound like a stupid question, but are you sure it's not a 20+4 pin PSU, and the other 4 pin cord isn't just hanging around? Though I'm sure you thought of that already. Anyhoo, this seems to be the end of my usefulness...
    
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Yeah. Well, I did a quick google search, and some people say that you can just plug the 20 pin cord into the 24 pin slot and all is well, though I don't exactly know how it would affect your system as I have never tried it. This might sound like a stupid question, but are you sure it's not a 20+4 pin PSU, and the other 4 pin cord isn't just hanging around? Though I'm sure you thought of that already. Anyhoo, this seems to be the end of my usefulness...
I don't know if any of you guys have opened up an older (~mid 90's) computer recently, but they used to run 20-pins to the motherboard. There were also some later on (mostly early P4s) machines where the mobo took a 20 pin AND a 4-pin, but not side-by-side like some modern psu connectors- it was an entirely different location

I have no clue whether it's safe to run a 20-pin connector in a 24-pin slot, however

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