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Am I short a 2x4 Power Connector?

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January 23, 2010 10:18:43 PM

Well... My power supply only comes with Two 2x2 12v power connecters. One of them goes into the main 2X12 holes along with a 2x10. My Motherboard requires another power connection that is 2x4. It is my understanding that I can use two 2x2 12v's to power this.... although the power supply I puchased only came with 1 other one (than the one that is in the 2x12 slot). Is it ok just to use one 2x2 12v instead of a 2x4?


Any reccomendations?


My motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

My PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 23, 2010 10:48:43 PM

Yes, the 4 pin CPU power will work. It should be keyed so it only fits in one way.
January 23, 2010 11:33:37 PM

aford10 said:
Yes, the 4 pin CPU power will work. It should be keyed so it only fits in one way.


Awesome man, I will test it out and edit my post with the results:) 
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January 23, 2010 11:37:24 PM
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What CPU are you using ?? - in most cases the 2x2 (4 pin CPU) plug will work for the 2x4 (8 pin CPU MOBO connector) - the manual for the MOBO should tell you what part of the plug to place the connector in leaving the other 4 pins empty ! - THe only time this will not work is if you have a CPU that needs more power than the single 4 pin plug can provide ( ie. it may be a stretch for running a 140W AMD CPU but will be fine for the lower wattage CPU's ) - IF you are using one of the 140W CPU's you may also need to get an adapter that will make a molex connector into a second 4 pin cpu adapter ( http://www.xpcgear.com/p412volt.html ) and place both into the 8 pin connector ) - since each wire can only pull so much wattage through it which is why they added the extra 4 pins to the newer MOBO's (8-pin vs. 4 pin) to support the higher power needs of these CPU's. SO it will deppend on the CPU you are using !!
January 24, 2010 12:13:26 AM

JDFan said:
What CPU are you using ?? - in most cases the 2x2 (4 pin CPU) plug will work for the 2x4 (8 pin CPU MOBO connector) - the manual for the MOBO should tell you what part of the plug to place the connector in leaving the other 4 pins empty ! - THe only time this will not work is if you have a CPU that needs more power than the single 4 pin plug can provide ( ie. it may be a stretch for running a 140W AMD CPU but will be fine for the lower wattage CPU's ) - IF you are using one of the 140W CPU's you may also need to get an adapter that will make a molex connector into a second 4 pin cpu adapter ( http://www.xpcgear.com/p412volt.html ) and place both into the 8 pin connector ) - since each wire can only pull so much wattage through it which is why they added the extra 4 pins to the newer MOBO's (8-pin vs. 4 pin) to support the higher power needs of these CPU's. SO it will deppend on the CPU you are using !!




I am using a AMD Athlon II 620 quad core. Do you think I need the adapter?

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January 24, 2010 12:30:45 AM

No. The 4 pin CPU power should work just fine.
January 24, 2010 12:41:40 AM

Best answer selected by d3vo.
January 24, 2010 12:42:03 AM

Thank you everyone for (once again) helping me!


I wish i could choose both of you guys for the best answer:'( 
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January 24, 2010 1:11:13 AM

Glad we could help !! - and as aford10 said you'll be fine with just the 4 pin the 620 is a 95W CPU so the 4 pin can provide plenty of power for it !
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January 24, 2010 1:42:48 AM

d3vo said:
Thank you everyone for (once again) helping me!


I wish i could choose both of you guys for the best answer:'( 


Don't worry about that. We're here to help. Good luck.
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