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    Question 20 pin PSU issue

    Im currently upgrading to an X2 setup and i have a power issue

    A8N32-SLI DLX, Enermax EG651P-VE Power supply

    It only has a 20 pin connector and not a 24 pin

    So do i plug the 20 pin in as well as the "extra" four pin usually used for AGP cards in the EZ power slot and then connect the PCI-E power to my X1900 card?

    Also, with the 20 pin, is there a right and wrong part of the 24 pin socket to install it in and which way is the right way?

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    the connector "should" only fit one way

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    just use the 20 pin connector, dont try and force the extra 4 pin plugs into the motherboard as they are slightly different. It should run fin with 20 pin.
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    there are some cheap (£3ish) adapters from 20pin to 24 pin but they are not always needed as clunk said above. I use one to convert my PSU from 20pin to 24pin but it also works without it, didnt know at the time I ordered

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    Quote Originally Posted by sTrAnGeFrUiT! View Post
    the connector "should" only fit one way
    My concern is that as there are 24 pins, does it go in the top section or bottom section of the socket or does it not matter?

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    My old board had 24 pin and then a 4 pin up near the CPU, plug the 20 into the 24, it'll only fit one way, same direction as normal but hte tag/clip doesnt line up, I then plugged the 4 pin up near the CPU...

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