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January 17, 2014 2:38:58 AM

Hi, so I've recently purchased all of my parts for my PC and I began to build it when I realised that my PSU cables do not fit in to my motherboard's CPU socket.

The motherboard socket looks like this:

And the PSU cable looks like this:


Sorry if these are bad pictures, I just found them on the internet.
Also, sorry if this is a noob question, it is my first build.
January 17, 2014 2:39:37 AM

See how only one of the 2*4 pin connectors fits and the other doesn't? Help would be appreciated.
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January 17, 2014 2:52:29 AM

Can you give us the model of the PSU, motherboard and CPU?

If your CPU is a lower tier, you can run it with only 1 connector. I have run a Pentium G or and I3 with only 1 x 4pi plugged in. But when I put an I7 - just for the sake of it, I tried, and it didn't run - the I7 required both of them to be plugged.

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January 17, 2014 2:54:42 AM

push them together they need to be one.they clip and unclip.clip them together.
the yelow wires with the plastic detatch on the top row and black on the botom.
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January 17, 2014 3:05:42 AM

I'm using a M5A97 EVO 2.0 mobo and an AMD FX-8350.

Turns out I'm an idiot, even though the cable has a rounded one rather than a square one it still fits...
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