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PSU main power plug.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by apl1970, 3 May 2005.

  1. apl1970

    apl1970 What's a Dremel?

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    I`ve just got a Lanparty nf4 Sli DR and whilst installing my new bits I noticed that the main power socket has 24 pins, not the standard 20.

    I can fit a 20 pin plug into the bottom 20 pins of the socket on the motherboard but this leaves 4 pins, on the socket, open.

    Can someone shed some light?
     
  2. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    hi, you'll need to buy a 24-20 pin mobo adapter like this. I hope this helps :)

    Frank...
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    It's not absolutely necessary to have that adaptor, but it is highly recommended, ESPECIALLY for that board. However chances are that if the PSU doesn't have 24 natively it wouldn't matter since it wouldn't have enough juice.
     
  4. Baldick

    Baldick Banned

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    nope runs just fine without.did so for 3 months but eventually bought an ocz powerstream but that was so i could up the 5V rail to 5.5V which stops the overcurrent kicking in on this x850xtpe with the vgpu over 1.85v. ;)


    should ask though what psu you got?how much amps on +12v rail and +5V rails?
     
  5. Baldick

    Baldick Banned

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    made a good point but then the other is nonsense if you dont mind me saying and dont mean that in offensive way. but the 550w enermax i used for ages with 20 pins has more juice in it than almost all the newer 24 pin psus.
     
  6. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    5 posts below (titled:quick psu question) you is the exact same question-I hate to be the one to use the smiley, but :search:. But Firehed is right, with the DFI you are going to want the adapter, it not a native 24pin PSU. The whole point of the DFI being the OCing potential of it's BIOS, which has a lot to do with it's voltage flexibility.
     
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