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I have an Ultra X-connect, 20pin + 4-pin Power supply. My board is the same. If I get a DFI LP Ultra-D, Do I need to get a new PSU too, with 24 pin and 4-pin?
 

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yer u will need a 24 pin psu as dfi need these, if you decide to get a converter it will void your warranty with DFI
 

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I've read that using a 20-24 pin adapter voides the warranty, but does it really do any damage to the board?
 

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to be honest i have no idea! but if you are goin to spend alot of money on a product u dont really wana void the warranty over a small problem, but its your choice
 

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Ya you have to have a psu that has a 24 pin connector. My DFI manuel said not to use an adapter, that you could damage your board and void the warranty.
 

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Originally Posted by lonnie5000

Ya you have to have a psu that has a 24 pin connector. My DFI manuel said not to use an adapter, that you could damage your board and void the warranty.

****, that sucks

my mobo is not DFI, i dont know if this applies for DFI only, but my computer came finished built with a 24 to 20 pin converter... when i got my new PSU, that had a 20 pin connecter plus a little 4 connecter on the side that you just put in next to the 20 if you got a 24 pin mobo, but the point is that the converter was stuck! i really couldnt get it off (and yes i was holding the clip in ^^), so i just use 24 pins in my converter... I dont know how the hell those can damage a mobo? What difference will it make? Anyone know an answer? ^^
 

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Well F. Just bought that power supply a couple months ago.

And I'm guessing a 20-24 pin cable like this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...947&CatId=1107
is about the same thing as an adapter and no safer?

Also thought this info was useful.

The ATX form factor has had five main power supply designs throughout its lifetime:

* ATX - 20 pin connector (Used until Pentium III and Athlon XP)
* WTX - 24 pin connector (Pentium II and III Xeon and Athlon MP)
* ATX12V - 20 pin main connector, 4 pin secondary connector, 8 pin tertiary connector (Pentium 4 and Athlon 64)
* EPS12V - 24 pin main connector, 8 pin secondary connector, 8 pin tertiary connector (Xeon and Opteron)
* ATX12V 2.0 - 24 pin main connector, 4 pin secondary connector (Pentium 4 and Athlon 64 with PCI Express)
 
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