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I have the Antec PSU True Blue 480w Blue Led Fan (http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/in...oduct_uid=43567)


I have also the DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D that requires a 24 pin main power connector.


The description of the the power supply mentions that it has a 24-pin main power connector with detachable 4-pin section for universal motherboard compatibility. Mine has a 20 main pin connector and a 4 (2x2) pin connector. That last connector is what is described as detachable? Because it is not in any way attachable to the main connector. If it is how it should placed to the motherboard? Can i have only the main 20pin connector connected to the motherboard? Is there any 20pin to 24 pin converter?


Can someone help me with those questions? By placing only the 20pin connector to the motherboard there is no problem according to bios info, but i don't want to risk it and i never let it go past post.


Thanks in advance

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you should have the main 24 pin connector, which may be one piece or may consist of a 20+4 that attach together, AND a separate 4 pin 12v connector. if you only have the 20 pin and separate 4 pin that do not slide together then you will prolly want to return it and get a native 24+4 pin psu.


if you just can't wait the 20 pin will fit in the 24 pin plug and work, you can even get a 20 to 24 pin adapter for a few bucks at the local pc store, a friend of mine with a TT Butterfly 480 20 pin has had no issues before or after adding an addapter. This is definitely not advised, however, and you may have stability issues, and the support guys here will be reluctant to help unless you have a psu that meets their unnofficial standards of 480w native 24pin+4 with around 30+ amps on the 12v rail and you have all the power connections plugged in. i say unofficial because they are not that specific in the official documentation.


old: 20+4

new: (20+4)+4 or 24+4 or 24+(4+4) or the best and most versatile imho: (20+4)+(4+4)


the 20+4=24 pin connector looks like this:



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