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Safe to use ATX PSU on a motherboard with an EATX power connector?

Q: Safe to use ATX PSU on a motherboard with an EATX power connector?

HI, I was wondering if it is safe to use an atx psu on a motherboard with an eatx power connector. The motherboard has a 24-pin eatx and a 4-pin atx 12v connector. I bought the motherboard and started using an atx psu and everything seems to work ok then realized after it was an eatx power connector on the motherboard. Are there eatx psu's? Thanks

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A: Safe to use ATX PSU on a motherboard with an EATX power connector?

EATX is a form factor (12"x13") not a power connector. I'm assuming you are talking about using a PSU with a 20 pin (old ATX) connector with a newer motherboard that has a 24 pin (current ATX) connector. If that is the case you will need to consult your motherboard's manual. Some 24 pin boards run fine with only 20 pins some don't. The issue is that each pin in only rated to carry a certain amount of current (Amps). If you overload one of these pins your risk burning or melting the ATX connector on either the PSU, Motherboard, or both.
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A:Motherboard power connector

Just checking but did you also plug in the P4 12V ATX connector on the motherboard?
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A:ASUS P4T motherboard and AUX power connector

From that article, I take that it can work without it.
I have an old psu that has a power lead like that, but it's only 230w.
Maybe some psus still have that connector.

Edit: I found one psu that has the 6pin aux connector. Fortron 350w ATX12V 350W Power Supply - Retail
It's on the right of the pic.

Another one.
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A:Motherboard/Power Supply main connector

You wont do any damage, possibly won't power up.
There are adapters to change from 20pin to 24 pin
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A:Solved: power on pins on power connector

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A:Using a 20+4 pin connector with a 24 Pin Motherboard

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A:PSU with no 4-pin connector to motherboard

What does the Corsair TX850 manual say ? Is there a 8pin split connector coming out of the PSU ?
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A:Motherboard Pin Connector

Hello Kelvin,

Yes, you would connect the new 24-pin PSU connection to the board with all 24 pins. Depending on the PSU you get, it may a one piece 24-pin or 20+4 pin connection. Here's some more detailed information about the ATX motherboard standard and 24-pin connections to help out more with this.

ATX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A:AUX connector on Motherboard

But why would you want to?

The audio connection is only normally used for analogue sound, and thats rarely needed these days. All sound streams from a DVD are usually digital, and carried with the IDE data cable to the best of my knowledge.

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A:Burned connector between motherboard and psu

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amber light ? Blinking amber indicates a problem with an installed device; solid amber indicates an internal power problem (Click to expand...

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A:Motherboard 9-Pin Front-Panel Connector

If the motherboard requires a 2 pin connector and the case manufacturer supplies a 3 pin connector just take the pins out of the connector and place them next to one another in the connector. There is a little tab on the connector you can lift up and slide the pin out. It's hard to explain here, but once you look at it closely you will see what I mean.
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A:Connector pin broken but charger still works, safe...

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A:8 pin CPU power connector

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you're PSU might have blown.. Replace that first.

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I think it is not 24 volts. it is a 24-pin(also labelled as 20+4pin) , 12volts main power connector.
the slots are designed so that the power connector will slide into the slot to form like a 'lock and key'. to remove it.
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edit, any moderator: please delete this post.
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A:Solved: New Motherboard + Front Panel Connector Confusion

Most probably should work by:
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A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:

Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.Click to expand...

what mobo is it? does it have an additional 4 pin power connector? or an additional 8 pin power connector?

The more specs you can provide the better.
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12v 12v
for the 4-pin
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1.2. Key Changes for ATX12V Version 2.0 and later as Compared with ATX and Pervious Versions of ATX12V Power Supply

This section briefly summarizes the major changes made to this document that now defines ATX12V power supply. With the move to 12V voltage regulators for the processor, ATX guidelines for 5V as main power are no longer provided.

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The 12V rail on the 2 x 2 power connector should be a separate current limited output to meet the requirements of UL and EN 60950.

Here's the document that may explain it better:\specs\ATX12V PSDG2.01.pdf
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H.D Led-2 pin
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I dont have enough connectors on the mobo for the MPD or Power led?


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A:ATX power connector appears BURNT

If you don't already have some. Buy some surge protectors.
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Any ideas -- I'm minded just to connect the two SATA cables and ignore the other one.


A:SATA disk with OLD (4 pin) power connector

Hey Jimbo,

It included both for backwards compatibility at the time, but you would only want to connect one of the power connections and not both. Both could fry the drive.

I would recommend to use the SATA power and data connections.

Found this for fun: Which power connector to use with a Raptor Serial ATA drive
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A:Possible to disable power connector warning?

Hello GeneS Welcome to the Ten Forums!

While plug was replaced the connector on the system board itself wasn't and when you inadvertently kicked the cord off and that pulled the plug out you likely saw the other end being the internal connected tugged and may now be seeing a loose solder point. Or the connector itself got a little stretched on the inside of that as the plug was yanked out at an angle.

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A:Solved: Only 1 Sata Power Connector
Is this all you need?
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A:Possible to disable power connector warning?

Hello GeneS Welcome to the Ten Forums!

While plug was replaced the connector on the system board itself wasn't and when you inadvertently kicked the cord off and that pulled the plug out you likely saw the other end being the internal connected tugged and may now be seeing a loose solder point. Or the connector itself got a little stretched on the inside of that as the plug was yanked out at an angle.

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A:Precision T3500 Motherboard documentation (Front Panel connector spec)

.As with most Dells there is a proprietary Front Panel Board and 20 pin or more ribbon cable.

Dell Precision WorkStation T3500 I/O Panel Assembly with USB Audio I/O Control Panel, 29" Internal Audio Cable D/PN X389H, Front Panel Cable D/PN JN454, and Mounting Bracket, Dell M884G, MC532.