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ATX to AT adapter cable

By yaretiree
May 31, 2007
  1. (Sorry if this has already been answered. I tried a search of past threads, but I couldn't find a way to specify for "all words" of the search string to be matched.)

    I have an older (much older) motherboard with AT power supply connectors. I'd like to get a newer ATX PSU.

    Will an ATX to AT adapter cable do the job?

    TIA
     
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I don't see why not.
    Most PSUs come with conversion adapters.
     
  3. yaretiree

    yaretiree TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tedster,
    Thanks! Could you give me an example PSU that includes such an adapter? The few I've looked at didn't have one.

    Just to clarify. My motherboard has the old AT P7/P8 (12-pins in total) connectors. I have seen quite a few PSUs with 20/24 pin adapters.
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    offhand Most new PSUs have a 24 to 20 pin adapter.

    Put if you're looking for a special adapter or psu, try to find one on ebay or a computer salvage store.
     
  5. yaretiree

    yaretiree TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tedster,
    Thanks. I'm aware of the adapters. I'm just trying to find out if using them presents any problems?

    I'd like to hear from someone who is very familiar with them.
     
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