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PSU Question - Connectors
May 31, 2009, 6:32 PM
Okay, I made a newbie mistake and bought a 8-pin CPU power mobo when my PSU is only a 4-pin.
Are there any problems with buying an adapter for that 4-pin PSU in converting it to an 8-pin? Or is that only possible for PCI-X?
Actually, I have a molex to 6-pin that I could use for my PCI-X graphics card (will it work?).
If I can replace one of the two PCI-X and insert it as the 8-pin to the CPU power, will THAT work?
The PSU doesn't come with a 4+4-pin.
In any case, does it matter where what wires go where? Does the PCI-X connectors HAVE to go to a PCI-X input?
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i SLI
Graphics: XFX GTX 260 Core 216 PCI-X
Power Supply: Xigmatek 650W
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009, 7:04 PM
just use the 4 pin for the cpu, you'll be fine.
Dont even think of using those PCIe power plugs in a EPS12 mobo connector, wire layouts are different and it shouldn't even fit physically.
May 31, 2009, 7:36 PM
4-pins should be fine for dual-core.
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May 31, 2009, 9:05 PM
The 4 pin plug should go into the 4 pins nearest the CPU socket. Your motherboard manual should cover this.
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