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January 19, 2009 9:53:08 PM

Hey all, So I'm putting together my new build and realized I made a booboo. My mobo requires an 8 pin 12V power connector but my PSU has only a 4 pin:(  is there anything I can do?!


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January 19, 2009 10:34:19 PM

It depends on how much demand your cpu is putting on the system.
If you don't have a really high power cpu, just using a 4 pin power plug may work. Read your motherboard owners manual for more info.
January 20, 2009 1:07:28 AM

So I got it working with the 4 pin connector. But the processor is running at 69 degrees Celsius upon booting and getting hotter. The processor is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5800, nothing fancy I know. There's a thermaltake cooler sitting on top, and the mobo is an XFX 750a nforce SLI. The PSU is a 430W thermaltake. Any ideas on whats up now?
January 20, 2009 1:29:37 AM

Did you apply thermal paste to the CPU cooler? If so, did you use the correct amount? It's usually about the amount of a single grain of cooked rice, or perhaps a very small dry pea.