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mdoug1337

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My motherboard isn't getting any power! The PSU has a 20 pin connector and my mobo is 24. I called this guy and he said just p.ug it in and there is another 4 pin connector on the motherboard which should solve my problem (like the kind you plug into a cd drive) so I did that but still nothing. My fans are working but nothing else. Any help is appreciated.
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I ran into this problem myself... I wouldn't reccommend plugging a 20 into a 24.

They sell adapters that will change a 20 to a 24 pin on newegg.
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And this will solve my problem? Did it solve yours?
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Well, I'm pretty positive it would. I don't think there are any differences aside from pin # between the two.

I found out that my PSU wasn't big enough, and ended up needing to replace it anyway.

Edited by Metalive, 22 July 2005 - 01:40 PM.

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I would still recommend you make sure all parts are compadible next time.
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Yes, a 20 -> 24 pin adapter will solve your problem.
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Worked out great. It's up and running. Thanks a lot.
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