View Full Version : Motherboard question

04-03-2006, 01:52 PM
I picked up a new motherboard, which the salesman told me is a standard ATX motherboard, which is what my case is designed to hold. However, when I got it put in, I discovered that the connector from the power source is a 24-point connector, while the socket on the board is a 20-point socket. The 24-point male connector fits just fine into the 20-point female socket, with the remaining four points (1,2,23,24, I think) hanging over the side and not plugged into anything. Can someone tell me if this is okay, or will it mess things up if I put power to it? Do I need to either get a new board with a 24-point socket or a new power supply with a 20-point connector, or will this work as it is?

04-03-2006, 02:14 PM
yes it will work. Make sure the 20-pin connector is sitauted as much to the botom as possible.

Here is a link with a pic of what it should look like.

20 pin connection (http://store.compute-aid.com/spec/atxps24.html)

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-03-2006, 04:41 PM
I would HIGHLY recommend getting a 20-24 pin adapter. You can pick them up on ebay or newegg for just a few bucks.