incapable power supply with the motherboard

By Astro199
Aug 7, 2007
  1. I have a power supply of ATX 12V V1.3 and my motherboard has a label says "24-pin ATX V2.2 Power Supply." Are these two components capable? Will there be any kind of problems that might occur such as pc shuts off itself and automatically restarts?
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,701   +1,886


    Are you sure you don't mean "compatible"? If the PSU has a 24 pin plug for the main connection to the board, then it is. Earlier PSUs have a 20 pin plug for the mother board. some PSUs have something called a "20 plus 4 connector" which will work for both new and old motherboards. Since there is only 1 plug (the main board connector) coming out of the PSU with anywhere near that many pins, simply count 'em. 2 rows of 10, no worky, 2 rows of 12 in like Flynn.

    Here's a Newegg tutorial on power supplies:

    Here's a picture page with the connectors marked:,+TUV,+FCC,+and+CB+certification+-+Retail
  3. Astro199

    Astro199 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I used a power supply converter that converts the 20-pin power supply to the 24-pin ATX motherboard. Sorry for the misleading.
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