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Can I use a 8-pin 12v connector on a 4-pin?

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March 24, 2008 5:17:02 PM

I've got this mobo:

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

and this psu:

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139004

The problem is that the mobo has a 4-pin 12v connection and the psu only have 8-pin. Can i plug the 8-pin into the 4-pin slot? It's phycially easy to do (tried w/ power off) but I want to make sure this is what I'm supposed to do.

Thanks

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March 24, 2008 5:36:13 PM

I believe the 8 pin is an EPS connector which essentially doubles up the +12v CPU connector.

If the yellow wires are on the clip side of the plug and it fits, it should be fine.
July 9, 2008 2:02:13 AM

Bump I have this same problem. How did this work out David ?
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