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    Default EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    The continuing story of my fried PC rebuild.
    I'm trying to see if my old mobo will still work. It has an old 4-pin ATX connector. The new power supply has a new 8-pin EATX connector. I've been trying to find an adapter cable, with zero success. None of the usual sources (PBTech, Mighty Ape, Jaycar etc) have one.
    Any suggestions?
    Question - if I were to get an ATX extender, i.e. 4 at each end could I plug one end into part of the 8-pin EATX on the new power supply and the other into the old mobo?
    Any other workarounds? I only want to be able to see of the old mobo will POST.
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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Have a close look at the Plug, some split to 4 x 4 Otherwise just look at the Socket / Pins, they will be either Square or Chamfered Edges, they will always be in the same order so just use the 4 that line up and push the plug in, leaving the 4 remaining hanging in the breeze The locking Clip will always be on the same side.
    BTW the ATX Sockets is usually the Main power plug not the 4/8 pins.
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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    I'd thought about that, but look at the picture. There is a large capacitor in the way of doing the overhang thing. I'm not sure what you mean by the last sentence.

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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Google "EATX to ATX Adapter". That will give you many hits to check out.

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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I'd thought about that, but look at the picture. There is a large capacitor in the way of doing the overhang thing. I'm not sure what you mean by the last sentence.

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    The last Sentence -- Its meaning when stating ATX Connector, its usually the 24/20 Pin plug. If you wanted a 20-24 I'd gladly send you some I have a bag with about 20 of them, all new. The Plug you want is CPU Motherboard Power Supply Cable. 8pin Female to 4 Pin Male Basically the Opposite plugs ( Male/Female)
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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Google "EATX to ATX Adapter". That will give you many hits to check out.
    Crikey, I never thought of that.
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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    The last Sentence -- Its meaning when stating ATX Connector, its usually the 24/20 Pin plug. If you wanted a 20-24 I'd gladly send you some I have a bag with about 20 of them, all new. The Plug you want is CPU Motherboard Power Supply Cable. 8pin Female to 4 Pin Male Basically the Opposite plugs ( Male/Female)
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    Right, I understand. Your pic shows the opposite of what I need - doesn't it?
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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    By changing my search terms slightly, I came up with a result:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3297...=en32978522568
    I'm only risking a few bucks, so if it doesn't work or doesn't arrive there's no great loss - unless my credit card gets hacked.
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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    You would probably find the same thing on Trademe.

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    Default Re: EATX to ATX adapter wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    By changing my search terms slightly, I came up with a result:
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3297...=en32978522568
    I'm only risking a few bucks, so if it doesn't work or doesn't arrive there's no great loss - unless my credit card gets hacked.
    Aliexpress is usually fine, order lots from them over the years, stuff always has arrived, sometimes here in a week other times 1-3 months.

    But carefully check the PSU, some do split as I mentioned. Some are tight ( on the Split) some fall apart almost. For example I know for a fact the Silver Stone PSU's i get do split.

    https://www.silverstonetek.com/produ...id=873&area=en Shown on the Plug selection down the page.

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