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

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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  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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/dp/B005L90Q0O
  4. 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.
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153167\
    That's my PSU. I swear I didn't see a 4 pin or an 8 pin one anywhere.. but, I have been said to be blind :) haha so correct me if I'm wrong.
  6. 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.
  7. Take a look here sometimes a picture is worth a 1000 words.
    http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html
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