Posted 11 April 2005 - 01:09 AM
Get your motherboard manual and check the pinout of that 10pin connector. (It is really two five pin connectors on top of one another.) The pinout should enable you to plug in your 4 pin connector and still have all the correct signals. The extra pin is usually an extra ground signal.
So you should be able to plug it in as pin+connector OR connector+pin. BUT you must match the signals in the correct order otherwise you can do damage to your USB devices and/or motherboard.
I did see a situation where USB1- and USB2+ were round the wrong way so I had to remove the wires from the connector and transpose them. but I doubt you will have that problem.
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