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December 7, 2009 3:36:16 PM


My rig is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ( Apevia CASE with 500W PSU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (CPU)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (MoBo)

The board requires 4+4Pin, +12V and 20+4 ATX supply.

But my PSU does not have TWO 4 PIN to supply +12V to the CPU..But does have 20+4PIN ATX. Looks like I need to
change my PSU right?

any good link that clarifies 4+4Pin, +12V connectors Vs 4Pin, 12V connectors (older, core duo requirements) will be really
helpful.

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thanks

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a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
December 7, 2009 4:50:26 PM

most motherboard/cpu combos will work with just the 4pin so long as it's a decent PSU. This one looks to be terrible. In fact, first review recommends ditching it!
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a b ) Power supply
a b à CPUs
December 7, 2009 9:54:46 PM

Rule of thumb...don't buy a case with a pre-installed PSU. They tend to be the cheapest POS the case manufacturer could strike a deal with.

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a c 137 ) Power supply
a c 309 à CPUs
December 8, 2009 1:25:30 AM

Some motheboards will include an 8 pin adapter, or you can buy one separately. If your motherboard came with 4 of the 8 pins covered, then you will be OK with just installing 4 pins. If the motherboard will be used for overclocking then the cover should be removed, and all 8 pins filled. You can do this with a molex to 4 pin adapter, or some other adapter that will combine with your existing 4 pin lead. Read the mobo manual to be certain of what you need to do.

Perhaps something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If the PSU is of adequate power you should be fine. Many older psu's are like this.
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December 8, 2009 2:49:23 AM

I used that motherboard in a HTPC I built for the in-laws and uses an Antec EarthWatts 380W PSU. It only included the 4-pin CPU +12V connector and has worked flawlessly without an 4+4/8-pin EPS. For this motherboard, you're safe using only a 4-pin connector.

As others have said though, I'd recommend a different PSU unit. Quality is lacking of pre-included units.
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