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Power supply plug has different pins than my motherboard

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May 31, 2014 12:04:28 AM

I have been given a motherboard that has an 8-pin power socket. My power supply has an 8-pin power plug but some of the pins are shaped differently and the plug doesn't fit. Here is a picture https://www.dropbox.com/s/2035kxnbiw3kubb/2014-05-31%20... where I am holding the two types of plugs side by side. The one on the left (bottom) is the one that I need, and the one on the right (top) is the one that I have. I have a modular power supply; here is a picture https://www.dropbox.com/s/rwajso8y0k05cr9/2014-05-31%20... Is it possible to get a plug/cable for my power supply that has the right pins? On both of these power supplies, the 8 pin plug cable is not modular and is hardwired into the PSU itself.

Can anyone help me figure out the names of these plugs so that I can ask around in shops etc.? I'd prefer to avoid buying an entire new PSU if it is possible to get a cable for the job. I'd also consider rewiring/hacking off plastic if there is anyone in the know who can tell me what I need to do.

Any help appreciated.
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May 31, 2014 12:09:22 AM

Hi Uncle Gus
can you tell me the make and model of your motherboard
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May 31, 2014 3:17:55 AM

Are you sure you're using the plug for the cpu and not the 8pin for the gpu?

I put some pictures next to each other and think you do.To compare,
http://www.kenable.co.uk/images/k-pcie-molex_i1.jpg
is an 8pin pcie (gpu) powerconnector
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May 31, 2014 3:24:39 AM

by the looks of the back of your PSU you should have two pcie cables plugged in , both the pink slots , you only have one plugged in , vic40 may be right , use both the pink connectors and the leads with the yellow stripe, are those 8pin or 6pin ?
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May 31, 2014 3:28:02 AM

The 8pin to use should probably within the fixed bundle that comes from the psu.
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May 31, 2014 5:01:47 PM

The 8 pin plug on both power supplies are coming from the fixed bundle of cables. The power supply that has the plug that I need is a Corsair HX620W (I can't see anything that looks like a model number without taking the entire unit out) and the power supply that I have is an AcBel PC6018.

Thanks for your help so far.
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