Here are some more info with better images.
If you have a different Dell model and want to know if this will work, here are photos of the connector from the original Dell Power Supply.
Adapter notch down:
Adapter notch up:
I guess I didn't explain things real well in my original post. The reason you see my diagram with 24 pins instead of the 20 is because I'm explaining what needs to be supplied to the Dell motherboard (black connector of the adapter looking at the adapter end with notch up top and wires going...
This is the kit I used to remove the pins but a small flathead will also work. Just look at my diagram and arrange the pins from the ATX connector side of the adapter in my link. Just to clarify, you do not remove any pins from your new power supply, but the pins from the part of adapter that...
How is the GTX 260 better for gaming than the 9800GX2? Here are some good benchmarks to prove my point. Maybe I need glasses but I don't see the GTX 260 beating the 9800 GX2 in any of the benchmarks. Heck, the 9800 GX2 beats the GTX 280 in most of the benchmarks, as well.
Work got me a Dell Optiplex 980 that came with a 250 watt "green" power supply. This wasn't enough to run my 4870 for gaming. I purchased a 550 watt power supply only to find out that it only accepts what Dell calls "mini 24 pin ATX" connection. I found the adapter here and figured I was...
I'm running ESX4i on unsupported hardware without any issues. Below are the specs, for those that are interested:
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GM-US2H
RAM: 8GB of GSkills DDR2 800MHz (4 X 2GB DIMMs)
CPU: AMD 5050e
SATA Mode: AHCI
DVD/CD: Samsung DVD-RW
NIC: Intel Pro...