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post #11 of 17
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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...
Yea really dunno its a crappy PC anyway.

No its a 20 pin which were used in 2003 in older PSU.
post #12 of 17
I think the worse that can happen is it will not run, the 20 pin configuration is the same layout as the 24 just minus the last 4.
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the other 4 are for cleaner power, which would make for a better OC, but it is not necessary by any means...i ran my main rig with a 20 pin PSU for years, with no adverse effects
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post #14 of 17
It should be fine. The extra 4 pins are just extra leads for more power loads.
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post #15 of 17
safe its fine I did this with my old PC.

just no overclock stability lol
post #16 of 17
I ran a 20pin on my older board it ran fine for 7-8 months then died but waset casue of the psu it got way to hot i guess.
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post #17 of 17
yes its safe at lower o/c's and if your not running alot of hd's and fans and a bunch of stuff at the same time,just do it.
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