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Need Urgent help with PSU connector...

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Cobra19    0

First of all i know this does not involve a cm product but i have the ultra 500 watt modular psu and i have the ASUS P5GD2 motherboard, my prob is the main connector does not fit, the psu connector is a 20 pin connector and the board uses a 24 pin connector..Is there any converters from a 20 pin to a 24 pin connector ...or plz advise on a compatible psu...

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Booradley    0

It will fit, you'll just end up with 4 extra pins at one end. :)

I thought the same thing when I first plugged a PSU into a new 775 board.

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Cobra19    0

Are there any disadvantages of it being that way..? What about the clip that secures the cable to the board..? Ok..Overall would this affect the system in any way..?

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yeah, it should definately fit. because the pins have a safety design on them you can still plug it in, and only plug it in one way. You just end up with 4 extra pins.

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Cobra19    0

ok thanks alot...so your saying that the cable would only fit in one way cause of the keyed pin sockets on the cable..Anyway thanks again, i was wondering if i spent $129 and then i have to go spend some more....

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RoyChentw    0
:shock: As I know, the ultra 500 watt was comply with Intel form factor Ver.1.2. However you have to choose PSU with Intel form factor Ver:2.0 or above. I suggest you to replace a new PSU with your system.

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Cobra19    0

Thanx for the info guys but like maylander739 said ur just gonna have 4 extra pins and i did that and its working fine but if there's any disadvantages plz let me know..

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magree    0

Umm..yes it may still work but I would definately get a 20-24 pin adaptor if I were you. The extra 4 pins included are +/-3V and +/-12V power and are there to provide the extra power required by newer PCI-E intel and AMD motherboards..it's part of the new ATX 2.01 standard. The adaptors are cheap enough and Ultra will even sell you one of their fancy UV reactive X-connect versions if asthetics are an issue..check their website under "cables".

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