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HELP! PSU only has 2pin for the cpu, but the cpu needs 4pin

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May 17, 2014 7:00:43 AM

My psu only has a 2pin cable for the cpu, but my cpu needs a 4pin. Will it under perform if i just use 2pin? What can i do? I dont have any converter.

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May 17, 2014 7:04:18 AM

no you cant do that, your psu must have a 4 pin or 4+4 connector. what psu you have?
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May 17, 2014 7:11:56 AM

I have a ps:jet 500w (i know i know). And cpu is fx 6300
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May 17, 2014 7:17:44 AM

Your power supply is supposed to have a 4-pin CPU connector. It's right on the data sheet.

Not sure what's going on there.
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May 17, 2014 7:43:13 AM

Yes, and it does...kinda. The psu has one cable of 4 pin (divided in two). But half of that 4pin cable i need to combine it with the one that powers the motherboard (the long one). So that leaves me only with a 2pin for the cpu.
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May 17, 2014 7:50:03 AM

Nuno Miguel Costa said:
Yes, and it does...kinda. The psu has one cable of 4 pin (divided in two). But half of that 4pin cable i need to combine it with the one that powers the motherboard (the long one). So that leaves me only with a 2pin for the cpu.


you mean it has a 4+4 pin cable? and the 1 of them its connected in the mobo?
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May 17, 2014 7:51:04 AM

Sounds like you are misidentifying pcie power connector for the video card power with mobo 12v connector.
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May 17, 2014 7:59:46 AM

The rest of the cables are just for the fans and hard drives. I dont even have a 6pin pci for my gpu, i have to use a converter
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May 17, 2014 8:09:03 AM

So basically. My psu has a 4pin connector and the cpu needs a 8 pin connector. Sorry for my mistake in the beggining.
So, will it work 100% with just the 4pin?
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May 17, 2014 8:21:12 AM

use just the 4 pin connector, if you are going to overclock, buy a converter.
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May 17, 2014 9:24:18 AM

You don't need all 8 pins, you should be fine with just 4. A converter won't do much because it won't actually increase the power going to the CPU. I would avoid overclocking, though.
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May 18, 2014 9:06:31 AM

thanks a lot guys! and I was going to ask about a converter but ewok93 answered for me :) 
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