!urgent! power supply

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by dorkins, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. dorkins

    dorkins New Member

    i just bought an aspire 520 watt PS
    +12v1 16A +12v2 18A

    this was to upgrade from my current +12v12A POS PS which came stock with my compaq sr1550nx

    i also purchased 2 gig of corsair value ram, heatsinks, and ati x850 pro agp card

    so, i need to get this new PS installed

    the problem is, the main big power wire for the motherboard 10 pins long, 2 wide

    but the main power wire for the new power supply is 12 pins long... wtf?

    can i splice the needed wires to the old power supply clip?
  2. Paul17041993

    Paul17041993 New Member

    Ok wat you have is you are trying to use a 24 pin atx power connector on a 20 pin atx mobo socket :D

    dont worry :eek: , you should jus be able to connect it up without removing the extra pins, just as long as there is room at the ends of the socket of your mobo

    like so:

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    this site could also help you:good:
  3. linkin

    linkin VIP Member

    a lot of the time you can detach the extra 4 pins and move them out of the way too. you've got nothing to worry about.

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