How To Windows ATX 24 pin 12V Power Supply Pinout Pinout for the Standard ATX 24 pin 12V Motherboard Power Connector Share Pin Email Print 24 Pin Motherboard Power Connector. Tim Fisher Windows Guides & Tutorials Drivers & Hardware Customizing File & Folder Management Users & Accounts Drive Management System & Security Basics Installing & Upgrading Tips & Tricks Key Concepts by Tim Fisher Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. Updated May 22, 2019 The ATX 24 pin power supply connector is the standard motherboard power connector in computers today. The connector itself is a Molex 39-01-2240 connector, often called a Molex Mini-fit Jr. ATX 24 Pin 12V Power Connector Pinout (ATX v2.2) Below is the complete pinout table for the standard ATX 24 pin 12V power supply connector as of Version 2.2 of the ATX Specification (PDF). If you're using this pinout table to test power supply voltages, be aware that the voltages must be within ATX specified tolerances. Pinout Reference for ATX 24 pin 12V Power Connectors Pin Name Wire Color Description 1 +3.3V Orange +3.3 VDC 2 +3.3V Orange +3.3 VDC 3 COM Black Ground 4 +5V Red +5 VDC 5 COM Black Ground 6 +5V Red +5 VDC 7 COM Black Ground 8 PWR_ON Gray Power Good 9 +5VSB Purple +5 VDC Standby 10 +12V1 Yellow +12 VDC 11 +12V1 Yellow +12 VDC 12 +3.3V Orange +3.3 VDC 13 +3.3V Orange +3.3 VDC 14 -12V Blue -12 VDC 15 COM Black Ground 16 PS_ON# Green Power Supply On 17 COM Black Ground 18 COM Black Ground 19 COM Black Ground 20 NC White -5 VDC (Optional - Removed in ATX12V v2.01) 21 +5V Red +5 VDC 22 +5V Red +5 VDC 23 +5V Red +5 VDC 24 COM Black Ground The pinouts for the 15 pin SATA Power Connector, 4 pin Peripheral Power Connector, 4 pin Floppy Drive Power Connector, and for other ATX power supply connectors can be seen in our ATX Power Supply Pinout Tables list. More Information on the ATX 24 Pin 12V PSU Connector The ATX 24 pin 12V power supply connector can only be plugged in while pointing a specific direction on the motherboard. If you look carefully at the picture at the top of this page, you can see that the pins take a unique shape, a shape which the motherboard matches in only one direction. The original ATX standard supported a 20 pin connector with a very similar pinout as the 24 pin connector but with pins 11, 12, 23, and 24 omitted. This means that the newer 24 pin power supply is useful for motherboards that require more power, and therefore eliminates the need for ATX 12V power supplies to provide an auxiliary power cable (although some still may). 24 Pin & 20 Pin Compatibility The additional four pins are usually detachable (like you can probably see in the lower part of the image above), allowing it to be used on a 20 pin motherboard connection. The extra block of pins simply hangs over the motherboard connector - they don't plug into another slot. Some motherboards allow the reverse: to use the older 20 pin power supply cable on a 24 pin motherboard connection. If you need to use a 24 pin power supply connector on a motherboard that only accepts a 20 pin cable, there are a number of online retailers where you can purchase a 24 pin to 20 pin adapter, like this StarTech adapter from Amazon. Though the motherboard appears to accept all 24 pins using this type of adapter, it still, of course, means that the additional four pins go unused. Continue Reading 4 pin Motherboard Power Connector Pinout Use a Multimeter to Test Your Power Supply Pinout for the ATX 6 pin (3x2) 12V Motherboard Power Connector Why It's Important to Make Sure You Use an ATX 12V PSU Pinout Tables for ATX v2.2 Power Supply Connectors How to Test Your Power Supply With a PSU Tester 4-pin Peripheral Power Connector Pinout Floppy Drive 4 pin Power Connector Pinout What You Need to Know About SATA 15-Pin Power Connector Pinouts PATA: Everything You Need to Know Power Supply Voltage Tolerances How to Connect an ATA Hard Drive Make Sure You Get the Right Power Supply for Your PC DIY: Installing a Desktop PC Motherboard Have a BSOD With a 0x0000005c Code? Here's How to Fix That Build a Computer Specifically for Your Needs, Without Spending a Mint!