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Juan Pena Jan 26, 2009, 05:19pm EST Report Abuse
the powersupply in this computer is dead. the mobo has a 24 pin socket plus the other 4 pin one; the dead powersupply had a 20 pin plug and the 4 pin one.

Now, can I install a unit with 24/4 pin? or will it fry the mobo?

thanks in advance, Juan.


Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
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Suspended User Jan 26, 2009, 05:41pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: quick and easy question
You can either buy a 20 pin PSU, or a 24 pin PSU where the 24 pin plug can be reduced to a 20 pin by unclipping the extra 4 plugs.

Plug & Play Jan 26, 2009, 05:57pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: quick and easy question

Correct but be careful not ALL Power Supply Units let you split the 4pin of the end of the 20pin connecter....be sure before you get it.

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Juan Pena Jan 26, 2009, 06:20pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: quick and easy question
thanks for the replies.

So what you say is that I should NOT plug the 24 pin in the 24 pin socket since the original p/s only used 20 pins. Right?

I understand. However, why would they have a 24 pin socket if only 20 pins are to be used?

In any case, thanks; I guess I would have fried the mobo had I connected the 24 pin plug.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW
Suspended User Jan 26, 2009, 06:26pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: quick and easy question
If your motherboard has a 24 pin plug, then you can go ahead and plug in a 24 pin connector no problem.

But if you have a 20 pin plug on your motherboard, you need a PSU that is compatible with this, and as Plug said, make sure the PSU you choose has the ability to be euither 24 pin or 20 pin.

EDIT: Plug, your Samsung HDD is slow....1000rpm? XD

Juan Pena Jan 26, 2009, 08:04pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: quick and easy question
Ah, ok , this makes so much more sense. The only p/s I have right now has 24/4 pin plugs, so I will use this one. Thanks for the clarification.

Asus M2N-SLI
Amd Athlon 64 X2 @3200
2 x 2gb DDR 800 dual channel
40 gb ide , 500 gb sata
DVD +/-RW
CD-RW


 

    
 
 

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