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jAkUp
12-30-04, 09:52 PM
I just realized my new mobo (A8N SLI) has a 24 pin ATX connector, my PSU only has a 20... is the 24 required? I know for the 775 P4 boards, you could use either connector... I am not too sure with this one.

If its not required, what are the downsides to not using the 24 pin? I'm sure I can pick up an adapter either way though...

Dazz
12-31-04, 06:19 AM
Nope but you have to use the eZplug on the board. The board draws power from the eZplug and the board rather then just the board so it's pretty good unlike the other manufactures where you NEED a 24pin.

rudedog
12-31-04, 08:52 AM
I'll second that, I'm using a 20 pin PS and everything is working fine.

jAkUp
12-31-04, 11:37 AM
Do I just leave 4 hanging off the side? or 2 off each end?

superklye
12-31-04, 11:47 AM
Do I just leave 4 hanging off the side? or 2 off each end?
I'm prety sure it's four at the end. Because if you had the connector, you would have to put it into a block of four, not two followed by 20 and then another two, you know?

rudedog
12-31-04, 12:36 PM
You can only fit the PS connector in the 24 pin connector on the MB one way because the connector's key.

See image

jAkUp
01-01-05, 01:52 AM
Thanx alot guys :)

Gator
01-01-05, 11:04 AM
Thanx alot guys :)

So everything is working ok? Standard ATX PSU's work fine?

jAkUp
01-01-05, 01:54 PM
Supposly :) I have not tried it yet, since I'm still missing my cards and cpu

AthlonXP1800
01-01-05, 11:06 PM
I found the link that explain the reason to have 4 pin and what it do. It seem you will need it for better CPU power load flowing.

http://www.computerbanter.com/showthread.php?t=5954

lostark374
01-01-05, 11:19 PM
what cards are you getting jAkUp?

superklye
01-02-05, 12:14 AM
it says in his sig what he's getting

jAkUp
01-02-05, 12:15 AM
Yea, duel Ultra's. I will have them monday.

bkswaney
01-02-05, 12:18 AM
Yea, duel Ultra's. I will have them monday.

Dang JAkUp u r spending some $ there. :)

Killer rig though. :D

jAkUp
01-02-05, 12:21 AM
Yea I know.. heh, but I just couldn't resist :)