View Full Version : 20-24 pin adapter?

06-09-06, 11:11 AM
Is there any way to take a PC Power and Cooling 510 that has a 20 pin connector and get it to function with a newer 24 pin motherboard?

06-09-06, 11:28 AM
Most of the time you can just plug them in and they will work fine. The extra 4 pins are "optional".

06-09-06, 11:32 AM
I found one here.

I also talked to PC Power and Cooling. The tech kinda made it sound like doing this could over time damage the motherboard though. Not sure how I feel about trying it now.

06-09-06, 11:36 AM
Yeah, apparently it won't be as stable as it would be with a true 24 pin connector. I don't think you will be able to overclock anything. And yes, I've heard too that over time it may damage your motherboard.

06-09-06, 12:06 PM
wouldnt it make more sense that it would damage your PSU? i mean, youre runnin a higher amperage to make up for the higher resistance at the same voltage.

anyways, im using a 4-8 pin adapter with my Expert board.

06-09-06, 12:32 PM
I wonder what if anything the A8N motherboard manual says about doing that.

06-09-06, 01:12 PM
My friend ran an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe board with a 20 pin from the start and it hasnt had any problems as far as I know. Its been like a year and a half.