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PSU pin question

By sellmesanity
Aug 19, 2006
  1. I have a motherboard with a 20+4 pin atx connector, and an additional 4 pin connector on the motherboard. My PSU has both the 20+4 pin ATX connector and the normal 4 pin Motherboard connector. Is it required to plug in both the 20+4 pin ATX connector AND the 4 pin connector? How do I go about this?
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In answer to your question, yes it is necessary.

    I`m not sure what you mean by "How do I go about this?"

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    I meant what should I do, should I leave just the 20 pin in and plug in the Motherboard Pin or plug in ALL pins, 20+4 AND other 4 pin motherboard connector to the power supply?

    I included a visual incase I fail to explain it correctly.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Ah I see now. You should plug them all in. The 20+4 pin is needed for your mobo to work properly and the extra 4 pin connector is needed for your cpu to work properly.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. ICUB4UCME

    ICUB4UCME TS Rookie

    what i'd do is get an adatper to go from your standard 4-pin molex power connect into a 4-pin motherboard power connector like you have need of

    http://www.xpcgear.com/p412volt.html

    above is a link to one source for the part
     
  6. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 162

    Thanks again howard. I built people computers and now I have to go back and fix 'em all (about 5 of them!) ICUB4UCME, I don't need an adapter, I just need to correctly plug things in next time...I had originally thought that the extra 4 pin was incase you didn't have a separate 4 pin, but I was wrong, so thanks again. Let me do the honors...THREAD CLOSED!
     
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