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I have this mother board:

Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)

And I am trying to connect the 8 pin connector from this power supply

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-tp750p

I can't find any plug from the power supply that will one up with the 8 pin plug, next to the Heatsink.

Can someone help?

I will post pictures in a second.

I guess my PSu is a ATX and the mother board is a EATX.
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    mach on your power supply cables. there the 24 pin atx cables. then most new power supplys will have 6 pin or 6 plus 2 pins for the video cards. on newer power supplys they use one four pin cable for power or two four pin cables with a clip in the middle to lock them in to make 8 pin power cable. some mb and 8 pin cables have issues where they wont fit if that happens you can use 1/2 of the 8 pin cable in the port to power on your mb.
  2. smorizio said:
    mach on your power supply cables. there the 24 pin atx cables. then most new power supplys will have 6 pin or 6 plus 2 pins for the video cards. on newer power supplys they use one four pin cable for power or two four pin cables with a clip in the middle to lock them in to make 8 pin power cable. some mb and 8 pin cables have issues where they wont fit if that happens you can use 1/2 of the 8 pin cable in the port to power on your mb.


    Oh okay, so you are saying that the one that I am holding, I can use half of it?
  3. http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/166/764/430/430764166_392.jpg
    if the power supply connector you have does not have this pattern then i would return the power supply for one that has standard plugs on it.
  4. if only 1/.2 of it fits then yes.
    it a known issues with some asus mb.
    marked p3 if it the mb power cable.
  5. The plug that you just posted isn't the same pattern. Have of the 4 fits just fine. Just not the other 4 pin.
  6. then leave the other 1/2 alone it will be fine it a known issue with some asus mb and power supplys.
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