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drmoneejd

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ok, my mobo has a 24 pin power supply port, and the extra 4 pin port. it has a 20 pin and four pin power supply right now, but can i switch it with a 24 pin and no extra 4?
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A 24 pin board can talk to a 20 pin power supply. The extra 4 (if you mean the cable that's typically coloured yellow and black) is compulsory.
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but do i have to have the 4 pin plugged in, if i already have the full 24 pin plugged in?
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Yes, that 4-Pin with just the yellow and black wires is MANDATORY.
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oh, ok...so if im buyin one, how will i know it has the 4 pin?
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All ATX PSU's have the 4-pin connector, so if you have a 24-pin board you want a 24-pin ATX PSU.
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ohh, ok...thanks :)
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