View Full Version : 20-24 pin adapter?
06-09-06, 12:11 PM
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, 12:28 PM
Most of the time you can just plug them in and they will work fine. The extra 4 pins are "optional".
06-09-06, 12:32 PM
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, 12:36 PM
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.
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, 01:32 PM
I wonder what if anything the A8N motherboard manual says about doing that.
06-09-06, 02:12 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.
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