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CPU power slot needs 4 pin but my PSU has 6+2 pin.?

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May 27, 2013 3:59:49 PM

Ive already tried just plugging it in and seeing if it would work, and it doesnt even turn on. Please help! I dont want to have to get another psu, now that i know what it is i just want to be able to use my computer!
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May 27, 2013 4:11:18 PM

A cpu power connector is a standard item on a power supply(has been for many years) and since it has a 6+2 pin PCI-e power connector(which you should not use for the cpu power) the cpu power connector is probably a 4+4 pin connector so it works with the 4-pin cpu power connectors and the 8-pin(eps) cpu power connectors(what most boards now use). If you post the model of the power supply I can verify what connectors it has.
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May 27, 2013 4:11:47 PM

The (6+2)-pin that you're talking about is the supplementary PCIe power connector. That is not for the CPU. Your PSU should come with a dedicated 4-, 8-, or (4+4)-pin CPU power connector. What PSU do you have?
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May 27, 2013 4:12:21 PM

You can use 4 of the eight pin. Four on one side should work. You can get an adapter too if you need to.

Edit:
The shapes of the holes will determine how or which side plugs in.

Edit2:
Here's an example of one type of adapter:
http://www.amazon.com/Male-Female-Power-Cable-Adapter/d...

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May 27, 2013 4:31:03 PM

As other people have said you DO NOT want to put a 6+2(8pin PCIE) into a 4+4 (8pin EPS). The ground leads are switched assuming you get to I am fairly certain. If you did try and turn it on with an 8pin PCIE connector in there you very likely broke something.
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May 27, 2013 4:43:47 PM

There you go, you should have what you need. This is from the newegg product page:

1 x ATX 12V 4+4pin connector

That's what you should look for.
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