Power to the Mainboard
The standard ATX power supply connector is a 20-pin connector (see Figure 8) which can be plugged in correctly by noticing the clip on one side of the connector lines up with a notch on the socket. Push the connector down and it will click into place (Figure 102 and Figure 103).
Pentium 4 systems also make use of a special four-pin connector (Figure 9). If youre building a Pentium system, connect the four-pin connector. It also has a clip to help show orientation. If youre building an Athlon system, you wont need this four-pin power connector.
When in doubt, examine your mainboard manual to see where power connectors go.
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