Posted 25 June 2005 - 08:53 PM
There are others who can tell you some specifics but from my limited experience you do need to match up your PSU with your motherboard connector, CPU requirements and Graphics card requirements.
The original ATX power supply had one 20 pin connector and that was it. With AGP ad CPU requiring ever more power there was a second 4-pin power connector introduced to plug into the motherboard near the AGP slot (Called ATX12V). Now I'm reading the 'standard' ATX connector is 24-pin (but further readings show I may be misinformed on this)
EPS12V equipment is not compatible with standard ATX or ATX12V PCs found in homes and offices. Power supplies built to the EPS12V standard include a 24-pin motherboard power connector and an 8-pin +12V connector. (Source: Antec)
There are adaptors to convert 24 pin to 20 pin plugs but you would have to do some research regarding what you do about the other 4 pins. I'd be happy to be enlightened by others more experienced.....
Edited by Rimmer, 25 June 2005 - 08:54 PM.
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