24pin PSU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Fenris, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    can you connect a 24pin connector to a 20pin slot on a motherboard or will that just cause a whole lot of trouble?
     
  2. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    Didnt dawn on me that they now have 24pin as the standard and not 20+4 :( so wondering if just plugging it in and having the extra 4 just hang on the side ok or not
     
  3. LordOfLA

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    no you cant :) You need a converter.
     
  4. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

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    My PSU (Antec Smartpower 500w) had a 24 pin connector and it had little tabs near the end. You could snap the tabs and disconnect the extra 4 pins to convert it to a 20 pin connector. If your doesn't have that than you'd need a convertor.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Yes there are alot of the 20/24 psu's now that can work in both
     
  6. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Also there are plenty of guides which can show you how to remove the last four pins by simply cutting the last four pins off...

    I would not reccopmend this however, unless you have electronics experience...

    I did mine but I went through eletronics school in the US Navy...

    :D
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    also - you will not cause any trouble.... unless you supply the wrong rails with the wrong volts.... and with a 24 pin to a 20 pin I doubt your ability to screw it up like that....

    Then again you could impress us all - in which case we want video! :dead:
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    tittlebitties mkII
     
  9. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    yeah they let me take it back and get a another one that was 20 + 4 so i could snap off the other 4....were you a SeaBee Mlakrid?
     
  10. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Nope,

    Seabees dont get electronics training they get electrician training... A bit different... I was a Cryptographic (Maintenance) Technician...

    Served for nine years from 1990-1999.

    How is it you know about Navy Ratings and job specialties?

    :eek:
     
  11. Fenris

    Fenris OSNN Senior Addict

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    was stuck at the horid Sheppard AFB for past two months doing munitions systems training and Seabeas get trained there so would run in to them on the weekend at bars and at midnight chow