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.

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

    Here's an example of one type of adapter:
  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.
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