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PSU Question - Connectors

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May 31, 2009 6:32:23 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?

NOTES:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Motherboard: XFX nForce 780i SLI
Graphics: XFX GTX 260 Core 216 PCI-X
Power Supply: Xigmatek 650W

a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
May 31, 2009 7:04:10 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 7:36:36 PM

4-pins should be fine for dual-core.
a c 144 ) Power supply
a c 172 à CPUs
May 31, 2009 9:05:26 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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