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8 pin power connector, 4 pins on motherboard? Help!

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May 18, 2013 1:33:25 PM

Hello! I am putting together a new build and I am at a stop now because of some trouble. This is my system:

CPU: AMD FX 8120
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
PSU: Corsair CX500
*I left out components not necessary for my question*

On my motherboard all I see is a 4 pin power input for CPU power. My CX500 doesn't have a 4 pin CPU power plug. The CPU plug on the CX500 has 8 pins. How do I connect this? Should I use my PCI 4 pin power? Is there any way around this?

Thanks for your help!

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May 18, 2013 1:39:10 PM

Hi, I guess that it's a 4+4 pin power supply connector. Try separating them.
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May 18, 2013 1:46:54 PM

kassuba39 said:
Hello! I am putting together a new build and I am at a stop now because of some trouble. This is my system:

CPU: AMD FX 8120
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
PSU: Corsair CX500
*I left out components not necessary for my question*

On my motherboard all I see is a 4 pin power input for CPU power. My CX500 doesn't have a 4 pin CPU power plug. The CPU plug on the CX500 has 8 pins. How do I connect this? Should I use my PCI 4 pin power? Is there any way around this?

Thanks for your help!



Your 8 PIN CPU connector should SPLIT in half into 2 FOUR pin connectors. Try doing that.

DO NOT try using a four pin PCI
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May 18, 2013 1:50:30 PM

It might be an 8pin, it should be labeled EPS or CPU power. just plug in the four that fit.
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May 18, 2013 1:53:41 PM



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Your 8 PIN CPU connector should SPLIT in half into 2 FOUR pin connectors. Try doing that.

DO NOT try using a four pin PCI[/quotemsg]

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May 18, 2013 2:19:29 PM

I have the exact same supply, the 8 pin splits in half.
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April 20, 2014 7:59:40 PM

austing said:
kassuba39 said:
Hello! I am putting together a new build and I am at a stop now because of some trouble. This is my system:

CPU: AMD FX 8120
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0
PSU: Corsair CX500
*I left out components not necessary for my question*

On my motherboard all I see is a 4 pin power input for CPU power. My CX500 doesn't have a 4 pin CPU power plug. The CPU plug on the CX500 has 8 pins. How do I connect this? Should I use my PCI 4 pin power? Is there any way around this?

Thanks for your help!



Your 8 PIN CPU connector should SPLIT in half into 2 FOUR pin connectors. Try doing that.

DO NOT try using a four pin PCI


You are my fucking hero! I was so pissed and have been searching to for an adapter for hours with no luck and no forums were helping. I would buy you a beer if i could.
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