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24 0r 20 Pin hookup?

post #1 of 5
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The mobo in my sig takes a 20 pin hookup plus a 4 pin hookup right beside the main harness. My question is this, is a 24 pin and 20 pin the same size harness? Another words does it matter if I use a 24 pin aslong as it has the 4 pin(P4) hookup for the mobo?
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post #2 of 5
I'm using one like that. The extra four actually unclip from the 20... I'm using that four to power the case fans in the front of my computer.
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post #3 of 5
As long as the 24 pin connector can have the 4-pin removed you're ok, there might be some connection/space probems if it does not...most PSU's have a 20+4 pin since there are still mobos running around with 20 pin power connections.

So take off the 4-pin and you'll be fine, if it has a 20+4 pin connection (like my IS7-V2 did then put in both)
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yeah, most 24pin psus utilize a 20+4pin configuration... that way they are compatable w/ both 20 and 24pin motherboards. if you buy a new psu just make sure it is 20+4 so it will be compatable w/ your mobo and when you upgrade
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post #5 of 5
There are also 20 to 24 pin adapters so you can use your old PSU with a new motherboard if you don't have the money for a new PSU. They usually sell for around $5-10 USD.
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