Help with Asus A7V880

I have built 3 systems in the past,but it has been 3 years since my last build, but never had encountered this before. I installed my Athlon 2800, hooked up the 20 pin ATX connector. Started the proceed further but took a look at the mainboard users guide. Here is the problem. It states "this motherboard requires that you connect the 4 pin ATX 12Vpower plug to provided suffuccient power to the CPU"... Like i said, it has been 3 years since my last build. anyone know where this 12V power plug is and where the connector on this board is?,,, all the connectors are already labeled for the fans , sound etc.. I cant find it anywhere,,please help I want to fire this puppy up in the morning...
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  1. This is just a little square connector with four pins and should be somewhere close to the processor socket. Intel started using this little extra plug and now days most boards have the plug as do most power supplies.

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  2. Wait a minute... I just looked up your board and it doesn't have a 4 pin connector. Some Socket A Athlon boards don't, so don't worry about it.

    I downloaded the manual and the one Asus has on their site doesn't say anything about a four pin connector, so maybe you have an error in your manual that has since been fixed.

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  3. Don't think the Athlon XP boards used the 4 pin connector. My Asus A7N8X Deluxe doesn't have one. I think only the P4 and Athlon64 boards have them.

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  4. Not true, the NF7-S has the 2X2 for CPU power.


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  5. The Soltek 75frn2-rl and -l have it too.

    -Always put the blame on you first, then on the hardware !!!
  6. when i put my av7880 system together i was rather confused by the instruction to use the 4 pin power conecter as well as the 20 pin
    spent an age trying to find somewhere to plug it
    even got the missis to have a look!!
    never did find it .
    my old nf7 board had the extra 4 pin socket near the cpu and i missed pluging in the lead on the build
    never seemed to make any difference!!
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