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#1 shashman

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:41 PM

installed a new psu thathas a 20 pin mootherboard connector, the one I took out had a 24 pin connector. I plugged the 20 pin connector into the motherboard leaving the remaining four pins empty. The computer powers up for a second and the fans come on but then it shuts down again. Is this because Im trying to hook up a 20 pin motherboard conector to a 24 pin
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#2 hamluis

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:15 PM

No...a 20-pin can work in a 24-pin plug (I did it for some time on a prior system).

But you need to connect properly.

Connecting 20-pin ATX PSU to 24-pin Motherboard - http://www.smps.us/20-to-24pin-atx.html

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