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20 pin or 24 pin power connector used on the Biostar GeForce 6100-M9 Motherboard.

Does the Biostar GeForce 6100-M9 require the full 24 pin power connector or just the 20? The chip going on it is Athlon 64 X2. The chip originally was on another board that only used 20 pin. The manual for the Biostar is not clear if you must use 20 or 24. I don't want to plug it in and fry the board.
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PUNKYCommented:
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PUNKYCommented:
However you could use 20 pins to 24 pins adapter if your power supply has only 20 pins power cable:
http://www.jab-tech.com/20-to-24-Pin-ATX-Power-Supply-Adapter-pr-2866.html
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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network ManagerCommented:
Ok... Enough back and forth..... ALL middle age Power supplies have a 20 Pin connector Plus a 4 pin seperate connector...........Either its not/ or is attached to the same assembly.  All you have to do is look at the Mobo specs. and it will define you requirements....Look Here and follow the outline I have laid out below it:
http://www.biostar-usa.com/mbdownloads.asp?model=GEFORCE%206100-M9

There is a 24-Pin connection on a white Molex-F (Female) connector next to your memory slots, and a separate 4 Pin connection above the CPU 939 slot at the "11'clock positoin provided the board is oriented correctly. All you need to do is connect the 24-Pin connector to the 24 pin Molex, and the 4- PIn connector( again labeled (1 or 2 CPU) to the Board and you should be all set. If your Power supply has (2) four pin connectors along with the 24-pin connector, use the "CPU # 1" connector out to the 4Pin slot rather than the # 2... Hope this helps....
 

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Robert Sutton JrSenior Network ManagerCommented:
*** Remember, the power connectors ONLY FIT 1 way  !!  ***
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kalellAuthor Commented:
Yup I understand that. What confused me is that the CPU is out of a Gateway machine whose MB died. What throws me is that the MB in the GW had a 24 pin socket, but a powersupply with only a 20 pin power connector. I had to buy a new MB and case and the powersupply in the case has a 24 pin connector. I would have thought the MB in the GW would have needed a 24 pin powersupply connector since it had a 24 pin socket on it. I just don't understand the difference between the two boards that both have 24 pin sockets, but the original only used a 20 pin connector in it.
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PUNKYCommented:
Some more explaination:

http://www.antec.com/pdf/article/ATX12v2.html
http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html

Thanks for points and grade gave.

Regards.
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