PSU 24 pin power socket Help


M

Mystical

Hi
i'Ve just purchased an ASUS A8V Delux motherboard and a 480Watt
Thermatake ATX PSU.
What is troubling me is the A8V MB has a 24 pin power socket and the PSU
is 20 pin. Yes the plug only goes in one way into the MB but there is 4
pins not connected to anything. I have connected the separate 4 pin
connector into the 12 ATX into the MB.

So are these 4 pins on MB power socket redundant? If not have i got an
incompatible PSU?

TIA
regars
Martin
 
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R

RBM

Some of the new power supplies come with the 24 pin connector or you can get
an adaptor. Some motherboards say you can use the 20 pin connector, but I
don't believe Asus is one of them
 
M

Mikey

I have an Abit that had a 24 pin connector.
I got a 24-20 pin adapter although they say you don't need it.
I seem to remember something about future power needs.
Mikey
 
M

Mystical

Hi
i'Ve just purchased an ASUS A8V Delux motherboard and a 480Watt
Thermatake ATX PSU.
What is troubling me is the A8V MB has a 24 pin power socket and the PSU
is 20 pin. Yes the plug only goes in one way into the MB but there is 4
pins not connected to anything. I have connected the separate 4 pin
connector into the 12 ATX into the MB.

So are these 4 pins on MB power socket redundant? If not have i got an
incompatible PSU?

TIA
regars
Martin
Thanks guys
It turns out that if you are not power hungry or if your PSU is upto it,
especially interms of quality, then all should work OK.
I have been running the system for a while now, playing DVD etc and all
works ok....luckily for me!!
Regards
Martin
 
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K

kony

Thanks guys
It turns out that if you are not power hungry or if your PSU is upto it,
especially interms of quality, then all should work OK.
I have been running the system for a while now, playing DVD etc and all
works ok....luckily for me!!
Regards
Martin

The pins are there as a forward-looking support for future
systems drawing more amperage. "Often" the problem isn't
the number of wires though, it's the connectors themselves.
More connectors still means lower chance of problem though,
but on the other hand having a good PSU with well-formed
connectors that mate up good with the motherboard, will
help. It's also a good idea to inspect the connectors
before assembling a system, but like many things, so many
little details to consider that one or another, several are
less significant and go without mention.
 

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