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Is it okay to use two ATX 4-pin connector instead of ATX 2x4, on the mainboard?

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September 4, 2013 12:22:51 PM

I have bought a Gigabyte P75 D3 mainboard. It requires an ATX 2x4 connector to power the CPU. I have connected the two 4-pin connectors there and it seems to run fine with the i5 3570 processor.

Is it a right way to do that? My CM Extreme Power 650 PSU doesn't have a 4x2 pin connector.

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a c 266 V Motherboard
September 4, 2013 12:38:55 PM

You are good.
A p75 motherboard will likely run just fine with just one 4 pin cpu connector.
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a c 176 V Motherboard
September 4, 2013 12:51:05 PM

The Tiger said:
I have bought a Gigabyte P75 D3 mainboard. It requires an ATX 2x4 connector to power the CPU. I have connected the two 4-pin connectors there and it seems to run fine with the i5 3570 processor.

Is it a right way to do that? My CM Extreme Power 650 PSU doesn't have a 4x2 pin connector.


The connector that you are referring to is actually an 8 pin EPS connector. EPS is a derivative of the ATX12v specification designed for higher power platforms. ATX12v specifies only a 4 pin auxiliary power connector in addition to the 24 pin main connector. EPS specifies a 24 pin main connector, 8 pin auxiliary connector, and an optional 4 pin tertiary connector (there's one on the Rampage IV Extreme). For compatibility purposes, the 8 pin female EPS connector is keyed such that a 4 pin male ATX connector can fit into it. Furthermore, most PSU manufacturers split the 8 pin male EPS connector into two 4 pin connectors such that it can fit into a 4 pin female ATX connector.

TL;DR: You're fine.
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September 5, 2013 7:35:09 AM

Thank you, thank you very much, for the answers! :) 
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