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Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H 12 v power connector problem

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July 10, 2013 5:48:43 PM

hi
i bought a gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H mobo. i did not no until i opened the package that it was a rev 1.1
http://www.gigabyte.in/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...


but the one i browsed while looking for this board was a rev 1.0

http://www.gigabyte.in/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4...

i didnt know that two versions existed until i opened the package. the rev 1.1 has a 8 pin power connector whereas the 1.0 has a 4 pin. my psu is a Corsair VS450
http://www.corsair.com/us/power-supply-units/vs-series-...

what should i do pls help
a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2013 6:21:58 PM

8-pin power connectors accommodate both 8 and 4 pin power.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2013 6:24:08 PM

Look inside the motherboard manual. Find the section on connecting power describes which 4 pins to connect a 4-pin power cord. That oughta do.
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2013 6:33:15 PM

You would use the right 4-pins for the power.
It's the only one that the plug will fit as it has the square index on the top right corner.
I think your system should be ok on one 4-pin plug.
JQ
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a b V Motherboard
July 10, 2013 6:37:36 PM

johnnyq1233 said:
You would use the right 4-pins for the power.
It's the only one that the plug will fit as it has the square index on the top right corner.
I think your system should be ok on one 4-pin plug.
JQ


Jynx. Owe me a coke. :bounce: 
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a c 324 V Motherboard
July 10, 2013 6:41:24 PM

1) Use an adapter
StarTech 6in 4 Pin to 8 Pin EPS Power Adapter
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-6in-Pin-Power-Adapter/dp...

2)Just use pins 3,4,7 and 8. Overclocking can generate excess heat causing the 4-pin connector to burn/melt.

3) Use a different power supply
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July 10, 2013 8:37:10 PM

johnnyq1233 said:
You would use the right 4-pins for the power.
It's the only one that the plug will fit as it has the square index on the top right corner.
I think your system should be ok on one 4-pin plug.
JQ


then there is no prob in leaving the first four pins? i wont be overclocking as b75 chipset dosen't support it. for normal usage its ok right? should i cover the first four pins or leave them open?
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a b V Motherboard
July 13, 2013 8:36:59 AM

I've left mine open before...never had a problem....
But I would recommend to save for a proper supply for future...
Your supply will be older as it only has the 4 pins.. so I don't know how long that will last anyways!
I follow a rule that my engine needs an oil change every 5 months (synthetic) so my power supply in my pc needs a replacement every 5 years.
JQ
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