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black 4pin connector on Enermax Liberty 620W

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March 2, 2006 12:35:48 PM

hi there, on my Enermax Liberty 620W there is the 20+4pin connector for the motherboard. there is also 2 black square 4pin connectors. one says 12V on it, the other doesnt' say anything. From what i understand, i'm supposed to plug in the 12V one into the 4pin socket on my mobo for the CPU. what is the other 4pin connector for? can i plug that one in the socket instead? i ask because my pc doesn't bootup and maybe i'm using the wrong wire?
March 2, 2006 12:52:38 PM

The 20 + 4 = 2.0 power spec 1.1 only needs the 20.

The other 4 pin connectors are for PCIe, used to power Graphic cards.
March 2, 2006 1:10:01 PM

no i'm not talking about the pcie connectors. i know those. there are two other 4 pin connectors. i'm pretty sure one is for the cpu, but i'm not sure what the other one is for

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The 20 + 4 = 2.0 power spec 1.1 only needs the 20.

The other 4 pin connectors are for PCIe, used to power Graphic cards.
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March 2, 2006 1:28:19 PM

The other 4-pin connector is used with the 4-pin +12V connector for motherboards that have 8-pin connectors. I've never seen a motherboard that has an 8-pin AUX connector though - maybe these are for servers ?
March 2, 2006 1:30:46 PM

ok what if i use this other 4pin connector instead of the 12v connector? what will happen?

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The other 4-pin connector is used with the 4-pin +12V connector for motherboards that have 8-pin connectors. I've never seen a motherboard that has an 8-pin AUX connector though - maybe these are for servers ?
March 2, 2006 1:40:08 PM

If it's the same as my psu, then it should make no difference. As far as I can see, both connectors have 2 x +12V and 2 x GND cables in the same configuration. However, I'm not sure it's possible to fit the other one due to the form of the connector.
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