PSU help

By Spiders
Dec 18, 2007
  1. how can u tell what kind of connectors you will need for your psu to come with? all i have seen is 20 and 24 connectors, i dont want a new psu only to find out its fifty five pins or something and my mobo is some other number idk, how can i find out my mobo pins # ? or is 20+4 generic for all psu?
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    As long as your PC is relatively modern - newer then a P2 - any PSU will fit {asssuming you have a standard ATX case, which is a safe bet}.

    Most of 'em now have the 24 Pin ATX connector, and the extra 4 pull off the connector so it can easily be used if your board only has 20 - you'll see straight away.

    All connectors are pretty standard, and will only go in 1 way so you can't get it wrong! You'll generally have quite a few "left over", so tuck them out of the way {on top of the Optical Drive is where I stuff them, but it depends on how your PC is put together}.

    If you take your time, and use a few Cable ties, you'll end up with a nice neat job! It's also a good time to blow out any dust that may have accumulated.
  3. Tedster

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

    most new PSUs come with adapters for older motherboards. Don't worry about it.
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