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Help removing EATX plastic cap

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Last response: in Motherboards
October 31, 2009 9:53:44 AM

I'm just pluggind up my PSU to all the compnents on my Asus P5QC.
On the 8-pin EATX12V CPU power socket there is black plastic cap over half of it for 4-pin users. Does anybody know how to get it off because I don't want to rip off the socket and need the 8-pins. Thanks for reading.

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a b V Motherboard
October 31, 2009 11:06:37 AM

Usually they just lift out. At most, it may have a clip. Look at the 8-pin connector from the PSU, it should give you a clue as to how to handle a clip if there is one.

If no clip, just slip a fingernail under from the un-covered side and lift it up. If there's a clip, do the same while using other hand to lift out the edge of the clip.
November 5, 2009 3:40:41 PM

I have a P6t Deluxe V2 and it had the same cap covering 4 of the 8 pins. My PSU (BFG 1200 EX) came with a split 8 pin connector (I'm assuming so I could use either 4 or all 8 pins.) This may be a dumb question but SHOULD i use all 8 for some reason? Or should I just leave 4 of the pins capped?
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a b V Motherboard
November 5, 2009 4:16:20 PM

If you have all 8 pins, might as well hook them up. The cover is for when you only have 4 available from the PSU.
November 5, 2009 4:29:33 PM

Great! That was the direction I was leaning. Thank you!