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Help with power supply to motherboard

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by richards5, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. richards5

    richards5 Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have just built a new pc but kept the same psu and tower unit so Ive decided to put all my old parts into a very old tower and psu in the hope of having another pc.
    My problem is that the psu in the very old tower only has a 20 pin power connector coming out of it and the motherboard requires a 20 pin and a seperate 4 pin connector.
    Is there anyway around buying a new psu? i.e, a connector that plugs into the psu or such like? It is only a basic system and would be used as a spare so dont want to spend too much time and money on it!

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Pepp77

    Pepp77 Regular member

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    From my understanding there is no way around this other than to buy a new PSU. But as you say its only going to be a basic system you could probably get away with a cheap £15/$25 dollar PSU.
     
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    check www.pricewatch.com they have parts listed by type and price, find a super cheap compatible power supply and get that one.
     
  4. richards5

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    Thanks for the reply. however, managed to get a 4-pin P4 cable to female 4-pin ATX power connector from maplin
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    it did the trick and the computer is working fine.

    might be of interest to a few people in the future! thanks for the suggestions though :)
     

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