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PSU 20 to 24 pin, adapter

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my new motherboard has the 24 pin power plug, and my old psu only has the 20 pin plug.

i have been told that there are adapters that make the 20 into 24.

is this needed and what does it do ? what are the remaining 4 wires for ?

many thanks

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usually your power supply has the extra 4 pins on another plug, i haven't heard of an adapter to change 20 to 24 because where will it get the extra power from?

have a look for the other 4 pin plug, if you can't find it get another power supply, they're not too expensive
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The adaptors aren't technically needed because you can run a twenty pin PSU on a motherboard with a twenty-four pin layout.
Just line it up in the normal way, it'll only go in one way and on one side, allowing the clip to lock. Then, as all new PSUs now are 24pin by default, you can feed the board the full 24-pins as and when you need to replace it.
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