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Is my PSU compatible with my motherboard?

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June 24, 2013 5:57:16 PM

I just got a corsair CX600 600w atx psu and I've ran into a little problem when connecting it to my desktop computer. By the way, im very under experienced on hardware and PSUs and motherboards.. :S

First my computer components:
msi 880gma-e35 (fx)
AMD phenom II x6 1090T
x2 4gb ddr3 Kingston RAM
nVidea gtx550 tl

The thing is that when I tried to go and connect the PSU, first thing I noticed is that there is no 4pin cable on the PSU and I need one to be connected to the motherboard
little picture of my motherboard from google

You can notice that it needs a 24pin connector and a 4pin connector and on the PSU there is only a 24pin, x2 6pins with a little 2pin attached to them, an 8pin which I don't know if it can be split into two 4 pins and the rest are SATAs and the other 4 in line which I don't know the name sorrry.

So the thing is, how do I connect it? Just split the 8pin or join the two 2pins that come out of the 6 pins or what? :S

Also, the 6pin just goes right away into the 6pin on the video card right?

Thanks in advance!
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June 24, 2013 6:03:49 PM

The 6+2 pins can act as an 8pin cpu connector, or a 4 pin cpu connector. I had to do that with my old psu due to an connected 8 pin that couldnt be split.

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June 24, 2013 6:04:44 PM
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The answer you seek is on page 7 of the CX600's manual in the notes.
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June 24, 2013 6:18:33 PM

bignastyid said:
The answer you seek is on page 7 of the CX600's manual in the notes.


Manual was my first thought, but for some reason it only came with warranty and safety info... Im gonna try to find it online, thanks for the help by the way
June 24, 2013 6:22:31 PM

bignastyid said:
The answer you seek is on page 7 of the CX600's manual in the notes.


Thank you very much! I found it, just have to split the 8pin into 4pin and connect that 4pin, just wanted to be sure what I was doing in order not to do anything wrong, thanks again, great forum with amazingly fast answers! :) 
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