Which of these power connectors would be used to provide the main power to a motherboard?
A) Berg connector
B) PCIe 8-pin connectors
C) 24-pin connector
D) Molex connector
E) P4 connector
F) Emergency power goes to the shields
The answer: C) 24-pin connector
Motherboards require many different power voltages, so you’ll find a 20-pin or 24-pin connector is required to power most of the motherboard components. Additional power may be required for the CPU or video adapters.
Want to know more? Watch “PC Power Connectors.”
If you look closely at your computer’s power supply, you’ll see a myriad of different cables used to power the internals of your PC. In this video, you’ll learn about all of these connectors and how they can be used to power the motherboard and peripherals inside of your computer.