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Power supply MB plug 20 or 24 pin

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#1 jayohallen


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Posted 11 July 2005 - 10:53 AM

I am building my first PC. I have a question about power supplies. My mother board has a 24 pin power plug. Is there an advantage to using a power supply that has a 24 pin MB plug on it. I understand that you can use a PS 20 pin ona MB 24 pin by inserting in the first 20 pins. If any more infor is required for an answer let me know and I will post it.


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#2 legoman786


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Posted 11 July 2005 - 11:13 AM

the extra 4 pins are there for more power... i know they give power to something i havent been keeping up with the news word-for-word but they have a purpose. i think they are for an extra 12vdc, but i have seen boards with the 12vdc connector in the middle of the board right by the SATA and the RAM. man i need to catch up.

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