Motherboard - PSU Compatibility Question

androbourne

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Yes. Back in the day 20 pin was standard. Then they come out with 24 pin to provide more power for the newer mobos. During this time the 24 pin use to be able to be broken into two parts, to allow it to have 4 pins removed to convert it to a 20 pin for older mobos or to split the power, 20 pin to mobo power and 4 pin to mobo cpu power etc...

Now the standard is 24 pin.
 

androbourne

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Its compatible. EATX is the the name of the motherboard connector. It is normally at 24 pin cable that goes from PSU to Mobo to provide the board with board. It is pretty standard.

Do a google image search for EATX cable and you will see what I mean.
 

androbourne

Estimable
Jul 18, 2017
2,367
6
4,015
413
Yes. Back in the day 20 pin was standard. Then they come out with 24 pin to provide more power for the newer mobos. During this time the 24 pin use to be able to be broken into two parts, to allow it to have 4 pins removed to convert it to a 20 pin for older mobos or to split the power, 20 pin to mobo power and 4 pin to mobo cpu power etc...

Now the standard is 24 pin.
 
The EATX standard was originally used for server power supplies because of their higher power consumption. EATX introduced both the 24-pin baseboard connector and the 8-pin CPU power connector.

The ATX12V standard had the 20-pin baseboard connector and 4-pin CPU power connector.

Both standards have now been merged.
 

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