Question Can I use this connector

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Ok so I need to upgrade the power supply in my dell 9020 tower I’ve found this insignia 520 watt it has everything I need expect one connector so what I need is two 6 pin connectors for the gpu which it has two 4 pins which I’m gonna use as an 8 pin connector for the motherboard and i need another 4 pin connector so since I’m using the 8 pin for my motherboard and not the 24 pin connector it comes with can I just use the 4 pin that connects to the 20 pin for my mother board as separate like only use the 4 pin let me know what you guys think as I don’t know much about motherboard connectors
 
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It has everything I need was just wondering if I could use that extra 4 pin from the 24 pin connector like will it work ?
 
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Ok thank you probably a real noobie question any advice on getting the cables for what I need ? May just have to get the adapter for the 24 pin
 

jonnyguru

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Wow and here it’s bought it was a good idea to get this cheap 9020 and upgrade it unbelievably stupid so yes the 20+4 adapter as I said earlier would work
 

jonnyguru

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Wow and here it’s bought it was a good idea to get this cheap 9020 and upgrade it unbelievably stupid so yes the 20+4 adapter as I said earlier would work
Do you have a link to this adapter?

You never mentioned a specific adapter and you're talking about using the +4 for something it's not meant for.

Can you clarify?

If you re-read your original post, you can probably understand why it's not very clear.
 
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So should I get an evga?? im somewhat new to computers and didnt know you needed specific cords even if doesn’t have the same amount of connectors but I’m pretty sure it’s for the cpu it’s the 4 piece connector right on the top of the motherboard left of the cpu fan
 
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Just thought it would make sense if used the 4 off the 20+4 since I’m just gonna use an adapter for 20+4 for a 4 connector
 

jonnyguru

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Just thought it would make sense if used the 4 off the 20+4 since I’m just gonna use an adapter for 20+4 for a 4 connector
No. You can't. Because the voltages are different.

You see how the wires on your Dell PSU, the ATX to Dell adapter and the Insignia are all different colors? Those different colors represent t differ t voltages. The +4 of a 20+4 is very use specific, as I've already explained.
 

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