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April 1, 2013 1:08:31 PM

I just got my new Corsair CX500 PSU today and got it into the case finally just to find out it has a PCI-6 choord instead of PCi-4. Is there any way to make this work? Because it's kind of snug in the case to the point I can't get it out without risking hurting it and it's the same size specifications as my old one. I came here last time and asked about a new PSU and the community didn't say anything about it not going to fit or having different plug-ins even after I listed my PC and both PSU's.

Here's the new one.

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Here's the old one:

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And the computer:

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Now I need to pry it back out and get a new one most likely. needless to say I'm pretty pissed. I'm looking for at least 500 watt PSU that WILL FIT. This time do any of you know one that WILL FIT AND HAVE THE CORRECT CABLES. Or how to get the PCI cable to work on an ancillary 4 pinned one (don't know the word)

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April 1, 2013 1:11:35 PM

Since I apparently have two PCI-E cords could I just use the two extra double pins that come on the side and put it into the 4 pin hole, (would be a lot easier to ask if I could use pictures.)
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April 1, 2013 1:19:35 PM

Pci-e power connectors come in 3 types 6-pin, 8-pin, 6+2 pin(can be uses on either 6 or 8 pin cards) There is no such thing a a 4 pin pci-e connector. I think you maybe referring to the 4-pin cpu power connector on the motherboard, it which case you need to use half of the 4+4 eps cpu power connector, the connector will split in half so you can plug it into the 4-pin cpu power.
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April 1, 2013 1:23:37 PM

bignastyid said:
Pci-e power connectors come in 3 types 6-pin, 8-pin, 6+2 pin(can be uses on either 6 or 8 pin cards) There is no such thing a a 4 pin pci-e connector. I think you maybe referring to the 4-pin cpu power connector on the motherboard, it which case you need to use half of the 4+4 eps cpu power connector, the connector will split in half so you can plug it into the 4-pin cpu power.


Yeah that 4 pin plug in area on the motherboard. Also I'm pretty much a noob on all things about computer hardware wise. What do you mean half of "EPS" cpu power connector?
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April 1, 2013 1:32:55 PM

EPS:


This one is for the motherboard. Older motherboards use only 4, so the connector is usually splittable.

PCI-E connector:



A PCI-E connector is either 6-pin or 8-pin. 8-pin is usually splittable for use with 6-pin VGAs.

Your power supply has 2 8-pin (6+2) connectors.
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April 1, 2013 1:36:51 PM

Murissokah said:
EPS:


This one is for the motherboard. Older motherboards use only 4, so the connector is usually splittable.

PCI-E connector:



A PCI-E connector is either 6-pin or 8-pin. 8-pin is usually splittable for use with 6-pin VGAs.

Your power supply has 2 8-pin (6+2) connectors.


Thanks. Seeing as how I have a 6+2 connector from the PSU and a 4 pin one on the motherboard is there anything I can do? Pretty reluctant to try and pry the PSU back out since once it snapped into place in the case and it doesn't want to budge.
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April 1, 2013 1:48:03 PM

This is what newegg lists as your cables:

Connectors
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4+4 Pin EPS 12V <== This is the one you are supposed to use
2 x PCI-E <== This is what you are trying to use, use the one above

5 x SATA
4 x Peripheral
1 x Floppy
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April 1, 2013 1:48:18 PM

Newer motherboards use an 8-pin connection instead of the 4-pin to power the cpu. Most PSU manufactures split the 8-pin into a 4+4 pin so it will work in either type of board instead of including 2 separate connectors.




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April 1, 2013 1:54:03 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
This is what newegg lists as your cables:

Connectors
1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
1 x 4+4 Pin EPS 12V <== This is the one you are supposed to use
2 x PCI-E <== This is what you are trying to use, use the one above

5 x SATA
4 x Peripheral
1 x Floppy


I've checked my cables like 16 times already and I don't have anything resembling a eps 4 x 4 cable. I just have two PCI-E 6+2 connectors.
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April 1, 2013 1:59:31 PM

bignastyid said:
Newer motherboards use an 8-pin connection instead of the 4-pin to power the cpu. Most PSU manufactures split the 8-pin into a 4+4 pin so it will work in either type of board instead of including 2 separate connectors.







I don't see anything like that with my PSU cables.
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April 1, 2013 2:04:49 PM

From the pics on newegg the connector is labeled CPU.
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April 1, 2013 2:05:37 PM
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April 1, 2013 3:29:47 PM



Thanks! That didn't really help as I couldn't see anything but I looked over my wires again and found them! Must of been skimming over those ones constantly. I got it plugged in now but when I turned the power on all that activated was the PSU not the computer. So I gotta go back and make sure things are hooked up properly now.

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